October 10 , 2013

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Take 5 minutes to complete the 2013 member survey and you'll be enterd to win a PDMA Handbook 3rd Edition

First Ever: Study on Radical Innovation and Skunk Works

Obtain a report to benchmark for the radical innovation process and skunk works to determine if your company is organizing radical innovation projects to yield the highest potential for success. Click here to learn how to particpate in this groundbreaking research by Nicole Lasky, the PDMA 2013 Dissertation Proposal competition winner.


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Win a Free Hotel Stay at PIM 13 Developing a Technology Roadmap in an Open Innovation World
How Lean Agile Changes the Product Manager's Job Book Review: How Harley-Davidson Drove Top-Line Growth

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How Lean Agile Changes the Product Manager's Job

Join Andy Singleton from Assembla, Inc. for the November 7, 1:00-2:00pm CST Webcast, where you will learn:

1. What is Lean Agile, and how it makes companies more competitive
2. How Lean Agile processes change the product manager's job
3. How to recruit and manage “story owners” to ensure the delivery of features with high value to customers

Developing a Technology Roadmap in an Open Innovation World

As companies grow and expand, a technology roadmap is an essential tool for innovation planning. It provides the strategic focus for all executive decisions, clearly communicates the growth strategy, and defines priorities in product development. This presentation will discuss tools that will help identify adjacencies, predict disruptions and develop a more robust technology roadmap. An actionable item from this presentation will be to complete a health check on your technology road map: 

  • Is your portfolio balanced?
  • Have you looked at adjacent technologies and markets?
  • Do you have a process for predicting disruptions?
  • Are programs leveraging a wide variety of resources internally and externally?
  • Are you leveraging public funds?
  • How are you measuring success?

Learn more about this upcoming Minnesota Chapter event.

Book Review: The Lean Machine: How Harley-Davidson Drove Top-Line Growth and Profitability with Revolutionary Lean Product Development

The three books in this review all approach the concept of “lean product development” in ways that are so different that reading all three books at once might leave a reader confused about what exactly lean product development is. The truth is that the field of lean product development is both broad and deep. The four authors have had different vantage points in their product development teams' lean journeys, so it is not surprising that their approaches vary so much.

Read more here.