Setting the PACE in Product Development

1st Edition

A Guide to Product and Cycle-time Excellence

Authors: Michael E. McGrath
Paperback ISBN: 9780750697897
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 31st July 1996
Page Count: 240


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Setting the PACE in Product Development describes how to effectively manage the key ingredients of successful product development: time, quality, talent and resources.

This revised edition of Product Development provides essential insight as to how to efficiently organize people, resources and processes to dramatically improve financial results, strategic positions, internal morale and customer satisfaction. The PACE techniques integrate vital company-wide functions, engaging the entire company and focusing its collective energy on strategically and financially important goals.

Key Features

Previously in hardback, now in paperback with 3 new chapters on product strategy, technology management and cross-project management. Popular proven method of success for achieving efficiency in product development and cycle time. A must for anyone who needs quality results in a timely fashion.


managers; business professionals

Table of Contents

The battleground of the 1990s PACE:An integrated process for product and cycle-time excellence The phase review process and effective decision making The core team approach to project organisation Structured product development Product Strategy and new product innovation Technology management Design techniques and automated development tools Pipeline Management Implementation Stages in the evolution of the product development process Implementing PACE:how to make it real and make it lasting.


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About the Author

Michael E. McGrath

Affiliations and Expertise

Founding Director, Pittiglio Rabin Todd & Mcgrath


Excellent real-world treatment of a very complex issue in business.