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PDMA Announces Appointment of New Executive Director

As of January 1, 2014, PDMA will welcome a new Executive Director, Chris Mundschenk. The Board confirmed the appointment of Mundschenk in a recent Board meeting. Mundschenk brings more than a decade of association management experience and has been effective across a range of organizations and circumstances, including both trade and professional associations. He has demonstrated success in building teams and driving outcomes for organizations through customer service, volunteer management, program innovation, creativity, and disciplined financial management.

As Executive Director, Mundschenk will work with the PDMA Board of Directors and Executive Committee to oversee the direction of the organization, including the creation and management of programs for the product development and management community and PDMA's membership. He sees innovation as the critical spark that creates new market value and drives economic growth. As Executive Director of PDMA, he plans to work closely with our members to help champion the practice of innovation and product development and to continue to enable PDMA to grow as a global organization.

PDMA extends its gratitude to Brad Barbera, who has managed the association over the past two and a half years, Barbera will return to a role more directly engaged in product development and will continue in a volunteer role with PDMA as content editor for Visions.

Now Accepting Nominations for the OCI Award: Nomination Deadline is March 3, 2014

The Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Committee has begun the process of identifying candidates for the 2014 OCI Award. We are looking for organizations that demonstrate the use of disciplined practices to continuously develop and launch a stream of value creating new products and services.

Firms, regardless of size or industry, which meet select criteria, are candidates. Self nominations are encouraged. Please help us identify the 2014 OCI candidates by completing the simple nomination form.

To learn more about the award, criteria and the past recipients click here.

Have You Explored the PDMA Book Review Archive?

With the all the product development books that are published each year, we know it’s hard to determine which are applicable and are worth the trip to the store (or the search through Amazon). To help arm you with the most knowledge, PDMA has pulled 10 years of book reviews, previously published in our Journal of Product Innovation Management, and aggregated them in one easy location on the PDMA website.

Current reviews will continue to be posted to the page and past years’ reviews can be searched for by book title or author. Best of all, you can comment on each book review to let the community know what you think.

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You receive this newsletter and have downloaded a couple articles from our online store. You've only touched the tip of the iceburg of the knowledge PDMA can offer you.

Join PDMA today and receive benefits such as:

  1. The award winning Visions Magazine to stay in-the-know with benchmark studies and article from leading companies on every aspect pf development.
  2. face-to-face meetings with people through our local chapter events and international annual Product Innovation Management conference
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  4. Download past webcasts, benchmark studies and white papers from our online store.
  5. Digital access to the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM), the leading academic journal in product development. See what they're researching and how it relates to your work.

PDMA Publications

Just Released: Q4 Visions Magazine

The Q4 issue of Visions hit inboxes this week. The issue includes articles on managing NPD project tradeoffs, Big Data and a PIM 13 recap.

We hope you enjoy Q4's issue and welcome your feedback on the content and digital format. Do you have comments, questions or suggestions to share? Contact Editor-in-Chief Dennis Coyle to let us know what you think!

Planview Study Findings

Fourth Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Study Findings

The State of Product Development in 2013:
A Need for Speed and a Roadmap to Sustainable Innovation

This year, more than 500 product development leaders from across the globe participated in the Fourth Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Survey to share their priorities, risks, and pain points around product portfolio management.

Download the report today and learn:

  • The top pain points and risks, and how they affect innovation;
  • Where product-centric companies are in terms of innovation management maturity and where they want to be; and
  • Why there is such a need for speed and what organizations can do to get products to market faster.