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Portfolio Management Benchmark Survey
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Book Review: Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results
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Benchmark Survey Opportunitites for Product Development Professionals

Portfolio Management Benchmark Survey

We invite you to participate in the Fourth Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Survey. As a respondent you'll be the first to receive a full report of the study in the fall which will include best practices and trend information on the state of all aspects of product portfolio management and innovation. As a bonus, the first 25 participants who complete the survey will receive a $10 Amazon gift card and all qualified survey participants are entered for a chance to win a pair of Bose Bluetooth® wireless headsets.

Please take 10 minutes now to provide your input and benchmark against your peers. The survey will be open only until September 6th.

Benchmark Your Co-creation Skills

Receive an executive report of the strategies and capabilities other companies use during co-creation when you take 15 minutes to complete this survey conducted by the 2011 PDMA Research Competition winner.

Get the Max out of Social Media

If you want to know if you are leveraging your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to the max, then this survey conducted by the PDMA Research Foundation.

Book Review

Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results

Flipping the innovation switch to “on” these days is easy, right? One simply thinks outside of the box and brainstorms novel and useful new products. In fact, many would deem that statement to reflect settled law for tapping the creative imagination, beyond reviewable, case closed. But what if new and compelling evidence came to light, casting doubt on the accepted wisdom while promising a different path to success? Read more.

Recently Certified PDMA Community Members

Congratulations to the PDMA community members who earned their NPDP certification in July!

Newin Jacob Varghese, John Deere India
Fasahat Feroze, Telenor Pakistan
Chi-hung Yang
Wen-Tso Lo, Nan Pao Resins Chemical Co., LTD.
Chih-Hung Wu
Darshan Rane, Ottobock Healthcare GmBH
Matt Bennett, InPro Corporation
Vignesh Palanivel
Philip Thomas, Berner International
Becky Thompson, Kellogg Company
John Spero, Praxair, Inc.
Gary Nolan, Nolan Inc.