March 20, 2014

Membership Renewals

Last chance to renew. $30 reinstatement fee will apply for all lapsed members. Login to renew your membership through 2014. Not a member? You should be! Sign-up today!

Proto Labs

Proto Labs produces custom prototype parts in as quick as one day, helping product designers fail fast, iterate faster (and more often) and confidently launch market-ready products with speed.

The Adept Group

Portfolio, Pipeline & Platform Management Workshop: Improve the strategic impact and efficiency of your NPD efforts. Drill deep into these interrelated topics with particular emphasis on quickly building capability and gaining notable benefits. Enter PDMA promotion code for 15% discount.


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Learn to Lead: Innovation Management Standard Training

PDMA has recently adopted the Product Innovation Management Standard, which is managed and developed on behalf of PDMA by an independent foundation (TIM Foundation) as its Centre of Excellence. To increase awareness regarding this new initiative, PDMA and the TIM Foundation are holding limited-access pilot trainings on the innovation management standards for early adopters among consultants, trainers and auditors. These training sessions will compress all the content into 2 1/2 days. Individuals may participate in these initial training sessions in either the Netherlands or United States.

If you are interested in attending the upcoming event being held at PDMA Headquarters in Chicago, IL on May 7 - 9, 2014, please click here .

There will also be sessions held in the Netherlands that will take place April 24 - 26, 2014. For more information regarding the Netherlands event, please visit TIM's website .

Call for Papers: 2014 Annual PDMA Research Forum

Submission deadline: April 28, 2014
Research Forum Dates: October 18-19, 2014
Research Forum Venue: Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO

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.

2014 Annual Research Forum's co-chairs, Wim G. Biemans of the University of Groningen and Fred Langerak of Eindhoven University of Technology, invite manuscripts, extended abstracts and working papers/results for poster sessions. The co-chairs welcome papers on all topics related to product innovation and management, including, but not limited to, the design and development of new products, service innovation, customer co-creation, the use of social media in NPD, organizing for global NPD, global launch strategies, inter-organizational collaboration, reverse innovation and sustainable new product development.

Studies using new, innovative and cross-disciplinary research methods besides the traditional methods involving surveys, experiments and historical data are encouraged. The co-chairs are interested in papers from all academic areas related to product innovation and management, including the disciplines of marketing, operations management, management, entrepreneurship, engineering and design.

Click here to learn more about the PDMA Research Forum and submission guidelines.

Book Review: Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works

Review written by: Teresa Jurgens-Kowal

Not surprisingly, A.G. Lafley's latest offering, Playing to Win with co-author Roger Martin, is a superb book for anyone working in new product development (NPD) or innovation.  Following a set of choices that business leaders must make, the authors provide a “do-it-yourself” guide to selecting an effective and profitable strategy.

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Book Review: The Price of Global Health

Review written by: Carla K. Kuesten

This book encompasses four parts that form the backbone of a complicated journey into understanding drug pricing on a global basis:  A-Drug Pricing and Market Access Basics, B-Structured Pricing and Market Access Approaches, C-Developing an Integrated Global Strategy and D-Key Healthcare Systems.  Schoonveld informs about administrations, agencies, alliances, departments, entities, organizations, schedules, companies, diseases, classifications, and advertising/market/marketing, medical and drug-speak.

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Upcoming Chapter Events

Upcoming PDMA Webcasts

How to Succeed at Strategic Innovation
Led by Larry Schmitt, PH.D, The Inovo Group
Thursday, April 3 at 2pm EST


Speed Innovations to Market with Less Waste and Risk
Led by John Farnbach, Silver Streak Partners
Thursday, April 17 at 2pm EST

Hybrid R&D: The Path to Breakthrough Innovation
Led by Mark Adkins, Smart Hammer
Thursday, May 1 at 2pm EST

NPDP Certificatied Individuals February

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

B. Vijayakumar Tata Consultancy Services
Chien-Hung Wu Bridge Semiconductor
James Bryant Nordson EFD
Keith Bough  
Leighton Davies-Smith  
Sara Hesson Kalypso
Tony Lewis RPG Innovations LLC
Vinod Kumar Karunakaran Tata Consultancy Services
Wisam Iskanderani Elixir Business Consultancy