April 11 , 2013

Challenge the conventional. Celebrate the unexpected.
June 12-13, 2013
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Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love
By Roman Pichler

“Agile Product Management with Scrum” is a book about how to be successful in creating products that customers love with Scrum, an established Agile method. It is written in accordance with the basic elements of the Scrum process by Roman Pichler, a well-known Agile practitioner and a certified Scrum trainer.

Chapter 1, Understanding the Product Owner Role, explores the role of the product owner when implementing projects with Scrum, explaining its definition and the owner’s authority and responsibility. The comparison is made between the product owner and a traditional product manager or project manager.

What are the desirable characteristics of a product owner? Choosing the right one is crucial to the project success. In this chapter, 10 characteristics are found to be essential, including visionary, leader, team player, communication, negotiator, empowered, committed, available and qualified.

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PDMA Headquarters Announcements

Call for Papers: 2013 Annual PDMA Research Forum

Submission Deadline: May 1
Research Forum Dates: October 26-27
Research Forum Venue: Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ

PDMA’s Annual Research Forum is the premier conference for discourse on new product development (NPD) and innovation research. It is an important forum for intellectual exchange and state-of-the-art research on all aspects of NPD innovation.

2013 Annual Research Forum’s co-chairs invite manuscripts, extended abstracts, working papers/results for poster sessions or special session proposals that explore new theoretical perspectives, empirical findings or strategies for success in NPD innovation management.

Learn more about the PDMA Research Forum and submission guidelines.

PDMA Call for 2013 Dissertation Proposal Competition in New Product Development and Innovation Management

Submission Deadline: June 1

PDMA recently announced the call for its 2013 Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition. Applicants may propose research on any aspect of the development, commercialization, or management of new products/services or innovation. Dissertation proposals that cross functional lines, involve multiple research disciplines or make substantial advancement to our knowledge in the field are particularly encouraged. Learn more.

PDMA Publications

Last Chance: Call for The PDMA ToolBook 4 Chapter Proposals
"Tools for Open Innovation: ToolBook 4 from the PDMA's New Product Development Series"

PDMA is preparing to publish a fourth volume of its highly acclaimed ToolBook series, designed to give experienced product development professionals cutting-edge and usable approaches to improve their new product and innovation processes.

The editors are now seeking proposals for chapters to be included in this new compilation (targeted launch: fall 2014). This publication is geared toward both new and experienced product development and innovation professionals seeking to expand their Open Innovation (OI) thinking and tools.

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Recently Certified PDMA Members

Congratulations to the PDMA members who earned their certification in March!

Peter Bradford, IBM

Dale Carr, EXEL North America

April Cheung
Edzil Gonsalves, Tata Consultanty Services
Melissa Howarth, Cricket Communications
Kim Latzenmeyer, Red Wing Shoes
Yi-Hua Liu, Bestgain Technology Management Consulting Co., Ltd.
Robert Luzzi, Sky Medical Consulting
Jay Wardle, Rd Wing Shoe HQ
Todd Williams, Threshold Enterprises, LTD.
Karen Wright, Parsons Corporation
Jordan Wu
Chih Hao Yeh, Unitech Electronics Co., Ltd