June 18, 2015

PDMA's Career Center: Explore the Opportunities Today!

Job Seekers: Connect with employers who are looking for your skills and experience. Tired of searching through hundreds of job postings to find your next opportunity? Your search is about to become easier. Click here to visit the PDMA Career Center and browse hundreds of open product developement and innovation positions.

Employers: The best and brightest product development and product management professionals are PDMA members. Access this targeted and qualified pool of talent by advertising your jobs on the PDMA Career Center. Take advantage of the benefits today!


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Sign up to enjoy the long term value of accessing an extensive network of NPD professionals, academics and more.

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Introducing The United States Patent Utility, an innovation service provider. Find the ideas, inventors and institutions that can foster faster innovation and increase efficiency.


Find 1,000+ new products available to manufacture, license, market and more! June 16-18, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA. Click the INPEX icon to pre-register to attend at no cost!



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Registration Now Open for the PDMA 2015 Annual Conference! Share Your Expertise as a Speaker or Sponsor for PDMA's Webcast Series
Access the July 2015 Issue of JPIM Book Review: Navigating Strategic Decisions: The Power of Sound Analysis and Forecasting
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Registration Now Open for the PDMA 2015 Annual Conference!


PDMA's new and improved 2015 Annual Conference will add new life to your palette of creativity and keep your gears moving.

Raise your expectations with this five-day collaborative event and join industry masterminds at Disneyland ® in Anaheim, California, an iconic birthplace of innovation and imagination on November 7-11, 2015.

Best rates expire September 18. Register today.

Share Your Expertise as a Speaker or Sponsor for PDMA's Webcast Series

PDMA webcasts are online events that provide premium content for product development and management professionals who need access to emerging information from experts on a variety of new product development topics. Featured presenters include academics, authors, practitioners, and service providers.

Unlike on-site meetings, webcasts help attendees solve new product development challenges and to participate with peers without incurring travel-related costs. Webcasts are produced as live events at scheduled times and are recorded for content review. They are also available for on-demand viewing.

Did you know? Attending a PDMA webcast earns one professional development credit for NPDP certified attendees.

We are seeking speakers and sponsors for 2015! Work with the PDMA Webcast Commitee to showcase your NPD expertise this year.

For more information on webcast opportunties, please view the Year-Round Partner Program specifications online or email

Access the July 2015 Issue of JPIM

The July 2015 issue of JPIM (Volume 2, Issue 34) is available now online! Whether or not you are a PDMA member, you may access either full articles or abstracts by simply logging in to the PDMA website today.

Volume 2, Issue 34 of JPIM presents a special issue on the front end of innovation by guest editors Jan van den Ende, Lars Frederiksen, and Andrea Prencipe. According to "In This Issue" by Editor Gloria Barczak, "...the guest editors provide background on the tension between creating support and setting direction with regard to idea management in the front end of innovation. They also briefly discuss the insights gained from each of the four papers in the special issue" (Volume 32 , Issue 4, page 481, July 2015).

To access the July 2015 issue of JPIM, members may login and access JPIM  articles here. Non-members may access abstracts

If you are are currently a PDMA member, have you signed up for Table of Content Alerts? PDMA members can sign up to receive the JPIM Table of Contents (TOC) e-alerts directly to their inbox whenever a new issue is published.

To sign up for JPIM TOC alerts:

1. Access JPIM via the Wiley Online Library

2. Select “Get New Content Alerts” under Journal Tools

3. Login or register to receive JPIM e-TOC Alerts

Remember: an electronic subscription to JPIM  is included with PDMA Membership and hard copy subscriptions for members can be purchased hereClick here for more information on how Institutions and Libraries can purchase subscriptions.

Book Review: Navigating Strategic Decisions: The Power of Sound Analysis and Forecasting

Written by John E. Triantis; Reviewed by Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, NPDP

Working in new product development (NPD), we are faced with decisions and trade-offs on a daily basis. Moreover, we are challenged to ensure that product features, target markets, and technologies align with overall business and strategic objectives. Projects are advanced based not only on technical merits but also sales, revenue, and profit forecasts.

Beginning to shed light on the complex field of strategic decision forecasting (SDF) is John Triantis' new book, Navigating Strategic Decisions. A clear goal of the text is to identify SDF as a field of professional study. 

Read more.

PDMA Chapter and Global Affilate Events

"The Naked Brand" Boldly Invades West Michigan!

The Naked Brand is a story about how corporations can help save the planet one small step at a time. It's an introduction to a bright new future where companies tell the truth and work hard to create better products and a better planet.

Corporations have incredible influence on the world we live in and that's given them free reign to pollute, collude and mislead us, but advances in technology are rapidly making them accountable not just to shareholders, but to everyone. Now that we have constant access to the truth about the products we use and the ethics of the companies behind them, big brands are realizing that looking great isn't enough. It's time to actually be great.

Please join us for a review and group discussion of this lively film.

The West Michigan chapter of the PDMA is dedicated to connecting innovators throughout the region to network, share insights, learn the latest thinking and promote West Michigan as a significant center of new product development and management.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015


  • 5:30 pm: Arrrival
  • 5:45 pm: Movie Showing
  • 7:00 pm: Q&A and networking

Event Location:
Knickerbocker Theater, 86 E. 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423 

PDMA Members: $10
Non-members: $15

All Upcoming Chapter and Global Affiliate Events

Develop your partnership with PDMA in 2015 by considering our wide array of Year-Round Sponsorship Opportunities.

PDMA is proud to share the 2015 PDMA Partner Program - a quick reference for all sponsorship opportunies in the coming year! A few options that may be a fit for your company:

  • Advertisement in Connections E-Newsletter to all PDMA members and prospects
  • Web banner on the PDMA Homepage
  • Sponsored Webcast through PDMA
  • Advertisement in Visions, PDMA's digital magazine

And more! Let's drive innovation together. Contact the PDMA Sales Team today or check out the Year-Round Sponsorship Opportunities page on

NPDP Certified Individuals May 2015

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

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