The Pursuit of New Product Development

The Business Development Process


  • Marc Annacchino, Marconi Product Development Institute, Greenfield, WI, USA

Product Development begins with an understanding of market needs, within a sound business model, a well-defined financial strategy, and well-thought-out strategic goals. This new book by industry-expert Marc Annacchino, will help the professional engineer, manager, marketer, and all others who must come together as a working team, to better understand their respective roles and responsibilities in that process. Today, speeding the right value proposition to the market can make all the difference between success and failure. With case examples, organizational analysis and project planning tools, this new book looks at that longer, organizational view of product development, and how that view can improve product development cycle times and better take advantage of new market opportunities. It will help the product development team better adapt to change and a dynamic market in today’s global economy through product platform management, and do so rationally and reliably. And it will help product development professionals to look for hidden value in existing product lines as they plan for that change and growth ahead.
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Product managers and Design Engineers; Industrial Engineers; Graduate students enrolled in product development or industrial management and MBA programs or courses; Executives and managers involved with overseeing new product development


Book information

  • Published: December 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7993-0

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Business ObjectiveChapter 2: Market OpportunityChapter 3: The Business Concept the New ProductChapter 4: The Product and Business PlanChapter 5: Justifying a Program: The Accounting ViewpointChapter 6: Starting OutChapter 7: Executing the PlanChapter 8: Manufacturing DevelopmentChapter 9: The Prelaunch ChecklistChapter 10: The Product LaunchChapter 11: The Pursuit and Product ManagementChapter 12: Business Development Records Format