Best Practices and Mistakes to Avoid when Building Capability in Your NPD Architecture

Paul O’Connor has been developing thought leadership pieces around best practices — and common mistakes that CAN be avoided — for building out process capability across the full architecture of new product development. If you haven’t yet had a chance to read these, here are several ways to gather this information:

Bringing Maturity to the Front-End: 5 Best Practices for Building Capability (published in on May 26, 2014): Knowing the best practices to follow is key to avoiding the pitfalls in new product development (NPD) process integration. Whether you’re a ways down the path toward a mature architecture or just getting started, here are five tips gathered from 30+ years of helping product development organizations improve their productivity and mature their full architecture of NPD.
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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Integrating New Product Development Processes White Paper: If the implementation of your full architecture of NPD processes is not well planned and committed to holistically, managers will likely face challenges across the business and at various points of the NPD lifecycle. Luckily, with a well-advised approach, the implementation can have profound impact and common mistakes can be avoided or corrected.
Download this paper to discover the 7 mistakes you CAN avoid.

The Engineer and The Evangelist: 2 Views on 4 Keys to Integrating a Winning NPD Process On-demand Webcast: The development of new products requires companies to move from a culture where innovation is not repeatable or scalable—to a culture of operationalized innovation that celebrates fast failures and delivers a strategically aligned product portfolio. View this webcast to hear two perspectives on process, including: integrating key NPD processes; the role of product line roadmapping; why systems and tools are needed to support each phase of the process; and metrics to make the case to invest in the tools and resources for building the full architecture of NPD processes.
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