Business & Economics

Generating Breakthrough New Product Ideas

Feeding the Innovation Funnel

Author: Robert G. Cooper,Scott J. Edgett

Publisher: Product Development Institute

ISBN: 097328272X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7473

Companies are experiencing a shortage of game-changing ideas that drive growth. This is a 'how to' book about generating a steady stream of breakthrough new product ideas. Experts, Dr. Cooper and Dr. Edgett, provide an unbiased evaluation of the top 15+ ideation methods used by leading companies. This book explains how to 'feed' your innovation funnel with a steady stream of breakthrough new product ideas. Through numerous examples of the methods, approaches and techniques being used by leading companies such as Motorola and Procter and Gamble, the authors confirm the importance of a robust Discovery Stage and illustrate how to implement such a system. For more information, visit: www.stage-gate.com
Business & Economics

Project Portfolio Management

A Practical Guide to Selecting Projects, Managing Portfolios, and Maximizing Benefits

Author: Harvey A. Levine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118002568

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 5300

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) goes beyond the typical project management approach to offer a set of proven business practices that can help executives, program managers, and project managers bring projects into alignment with the strategies, resources, and executive oversight of the overall enterprise. Step by step, this book shows how to take a project from the inception of a vision to the realization of benefits to the organization. Project Portfolio Management draws on project management expert Harvey A. Levine’s years of research and distills the knowledge and best practices from dozens of leaders in the field to show how to select and implement the projects that will garner the best results. Throughout this important resource, Levine tackles the many challenges associated with PPM, including Ranking value and benefits Determining the size of the portfolio pipeline Assessing the impact of uncertainty on projects and portfolios Understanding the benefit and risk relationship Establishing a portfolio governance capability Managing the portfolio to maximize benefits Implementing PPM
Science

Top oder Flop in der Produktentwicklung

Erfolgsstrategien: Von der Idee zum Launch

Author: Robert G. Cooper

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527500277

Category: Science

Page: 474

View: 2397

Ob neue Kartoffelchipssorten oder neue E-Commerce-Produkte: Unternehmen sind ständig damit beschäftigt, neue Produkte zu entwickeln. Robert G. Cooper zeigt in diesem Buch eine Methode, mit der der Prozess von der Idee bis zur erfolgreichen Markteinführung optimiert werden kann. Die von ihm entwickelte Stage-Gate-Methode wird heute schon in mehr als der Hälfte aller US-Unternehmen bei der Produktentwicklung angewandt. Darunter befinden sich Firmen wie Proctor & Gamble, DuPont und Nortel Networks. Themen des Buches sind unter anderem: - Die richtigen Produkte richtig machen. - Erfolgsfaktoren neuer Produkte (Top oder Flop?) - Die effektive Gestaltung des Produktentwicklungsprozesses - Einbindung der Kunden in diesen Prozess - Entwicklung eines Produktportfolios - Wie durchlaufen Sie die verschiedenen Stufen des Entwicklungsprozesses möglichst schnell? - Entwickeln, testen, launchen - Wie Sie Stage-Gate-Verfahren in Ihrem Unternehmen einsetzen. Mit vielen Checklisten, Analysen und Beispielen zeigt Ihnen dieses umfassende Standardwerk, wie die Produktentwicklung optimiert werden kann und wie Sie erfolgreich von der Idee zum Launch kommen.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Translation and Localization Project Management

The Art of the Possible

Author: Keiran J. Dunne,Elena S. Dunne

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027231923

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

View: 4645

Over the past three decades, translation has evolved from a profession practiced largely by individuals to a cottage industry model and finally to a formally recognized industrial sector that is project-based, heavily outsourced and that encompasses a wide range of services in addition to translation. As projects have grown in size, scope and complexity, and as project teams have become increasingly distributed across geographies, time zones, languages and cultures, formalized project management has emerged as both a business requirement and a critical success factor for language service providers. In recognition of these developments, this volume examines the application of project management concepts, tools and techniques to translation and localization projects. The contributors are seasoned practitioners and scholars who offer insights into the central role of project management in the language industry today and discuss best-practice approaches to the adaptation of generic project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques for translation and localization projects.
Business & Economics

Operations Research

Einführung

Author: Frederick S. Hillier,Gerald J. Liebermann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486792083

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 868

View: 7575

Aus dem Inhalt: Was ist Operations Research? Überblick über die Modellierungsgrundsätze des Operations Research. Einführung in die lineare Programmierung. Die Lösung linearer Programmierungsprobleme: Das Simplexverfahren. Stochastische Prozesse. Warteschlangentheorie. Lagerhaltungstheorie. Prognoseverfahren. Markov-Entscheidungsprozesse. Reliabilität. Entscheidungstheorie. Die Theorie des Simplexverfahrens Qualitätstheorie und Sensitivitätsanalyse Spezialfälle linearer Programmierungsprobleme. Die Formulierung linearer Programmierungsmodelle und Goal-Programmierung. Weitere Algorithmen der linearen Programmierung. Netzwerkanalyse einschließlich PERT-CPM. Dynamische Optimierung. Spieltheorie. Ganzzahlige Programmierung. Nichtlineare Programmierung Simulation. Anhang. Lösungen für ausgewählte Übungsaufgaben.
Business & Economics

Lean Six Sigma

Author: Michael L. George,Dave Rowlands,Bill Kastle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540323309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

View: 1175

"Lean Six Sigma ist sicherlich eines nicht: ein Qualitätsverbesserungsprogramm. Wenn Führungskräfte auf allen Ebenen und in allen Funktionen Lean Six Sigma verstehen, wird eine Transformation und Steigerung der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit des ganzen Unternehmens einsetzen. Quasi automatisch, Tag für Tag und Prozess für Prozess. Die gesammelten Verbesserungstechniken der letzten fünf Jahrzehnte werden dann Einsparungen erzielen - weit über den Erwartungen. Die profitabelste Investition in die Entwicklung unserer Mitarbeiter, die wir jemals gemacht haben. Dr. Wolfgang Schmitz, Corporate Continuous Improvement Director, Alcan Singen GmbH Das Buch führt in Lean Six Sigma ein und zeigt, wie Lean Six Sigma dazu beiträgt, dass Unternehmen in einer Welt erfolgreich sind, in der die Kunden hohe Qualität und kurze Lieferzeiten zu minimalen Kosten erwarten. Die ersten sechs Kapitel befassen sich mit den Grundsteinen von Lean Six Sigma: Sie führen in das Grundvokabular und die Grundkonzepte ein. Die übrigen Kapitel widmen sich der Anwendung von Lean Six Sigma: Nach Erläuterung der Lean-Werkzeuge wird anhand von Fallstudien aus der Praxis gezeigt, welche Konzepte und Methoden erfolgreich in Unternehmen angewandt wurden, um die Arbeitsumgebung zu verbessern und wie die Leser die Methode im eigenen Unternehmen einführen und umsetzen können.
Business & Economics

Flexible Product Development

Building Agility for Changing Markets

Author: Preston G. Smith

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 2440

In this landmark book, Preston Smith attributes the recent decline in innovation to pressure from financial markets that drives management toward rigid development approaches such as phased development processes, Six Sigma, and project office. These processes have unintentionally (but effectively) made changes during development more difficult, disruptive, and expensive, while the need for change continues at an accelerating pace. Flexible Product Development is a hands-on resource that provides the tools and strategies needed to restore flexibility to any organization and remove the obstacles that stand in the way of responsive new product development. Preston Smith introduces approaches that can enhance development process flexibility by creating and maintaining development options, delaying decisions, and, in general, reducing the cost of change. Step-by-step, he explains the basics of flexible product development, provides a broad array of flexibility-enhancing tools, and guides the reader in modifying the organization?s values to embrace this new way of operating.
Business & Economics

Portfolio Management

A Strategic Approach

Author: Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP,John Wyzalek, PfMP

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482251043

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

View: 9597

Recognizing the importance of selecting and pursuing programs, projects, and operational work that add sustainable business value that benefits end users, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) issued its first Standard on Portfolio Management in 2006. In 2014, it launched the Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP®) credential—which several of the experts who contributed to this book earned—to recognize the advanced expertise required of practitioners in the field. Presenting information that is current with The Standard for Portfolio Management, Third Edition (2013); Portfolio Management: A Strategic Approach supplies in-depth treatment of the five domains and identifies best practices to ensure the organization has a balanced portfolio management that is critical to success. Following PMI’s standard, the book is organized according to its five domains: strategic alignment, governance, portfolio performance management, portfolio risk management, and portfolio communications management. Each chapter presents the insight of different thought leaders in academia and business. Contributors from around the world, including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia, supply a global perspective as to why portfolio management is essential for all types of organizations. They provide guidelines, examples, and models to consider, along with discussion and analysis of relevant literature in the field. Most chapters reference PMI standards, complement their concepts, and expand on the concepts and issues that the standards mention in passing or not at all. Overall, this is a must-have resource for anyone pursuing the PfMP® credential from PMI. For executives and practitioners in the field, it provides the concepts you will need to address the ever-changing complexities that impact your work. This book is also suitable as a textbook for universities offering courses on portfolio management.
Portfolio management

Portfolio Management for New Products

Author: Robert Gravlin Cooper,Scott J. Edgett,Elko J. Kleinschmidt

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Portfolio management

Page: 230

View: 861

In today’s business climate, where speed-to-market is paramount and there’s no margin for error, companies who fail to excel at new products stand no chance of survival. Companies who live and die by their products need better tools for linking product development to strategy to ensure that resources are deployed efficiently from idea to launch across the full range of products.In Portfolio Management for New Products , the authors present a rigorous and practical approach to managing a company’s product portfolio as you would a financial portfolio—investing for maximum long-term growth. With its field-tested, step-by-step framework, the book provides corporations and managers with the methods and strategies they need to assess and realign their current R&D divisions, determine which products are most worthy of resource allocation, design and implement a portfolio management process, maximize the value of their product portfolios, create balanced portfolios, and recognize and solve challenges as they arise. Portfolio Management for New Products , is an essential resource for any company whose profitability, and very existence, relies on the products it chooses to develop and the speed with which it brings those products to market. This book clarifies the decision-making process, demystifies R&D, and puts corporations on track to understanding and developing the strategies necessary to succeed in the highly competitive and volatile world of product development.
Self-Help

Verletzlichkeit macht stark

Wie wir unsere Schutzmechanismen aufgeben und innerlich reich werden

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Kailash Verlag

ISBN: 3641106788

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 3411

Selbstliebe statt Perfektionismus In einer Welt, in der die Furcht zu versagen zur zweiten Natur geworden ist, erscheint Verletzlichkeit als gefährlich. Doch das Gegenteil ist der Fall: Die renommierte Psychologin Brené Brown zeigt, dass Verletzlichkeit der Ort ist, wo Liebe, Zugehörigkeit, Freude und Kreativität entstehen. Unter ihrer behutsamen Anleitung erforschen wir unsere Ängste und entwickeln eine machtvolle neue Vision, die uns ermutigt, Großes zu wagen.
Business & Economics

Die intelligente Asset Allocation

Wie man profitable und abgesicherte Portfolios erstellt

Author: William J. Bernstein

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862488365

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

View: 9866

William J. Bernstein ist in Fachkreisen längst als Guru der Investmentwelt bekannt. Er betreibt eine der weltweit erfolgreichsten Investment-Websites. In diesem Buch erklärt er wie man sicher, einfach und ohne großen Zeitaufwand sein Portfolio zusammenstellen kann. Dabei beruft er sich auf Techniken, mit denen seit Jahrzehnten erfolgreich Investiert wird. Mit nur 30 Minuten Zeitaufwand im Jahr kann damit jeder ein Portfolio zusammenstellen, das 75 Prozent aller professionell gemanagten Aktienkörbe hinter sich lässt.
Business & Economics

Produktmanagement für Dummies

Author: Brian Lawley,Pamela Schure

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527813152

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 6487

Kunden haben so eine große Auswahl an Produkten wie nie. Da müssen sich die Unternehmen etwas einfallen lassen, um beim Kunden aufzufallen: die Qualität, das Marketing, der Vertrieb und der Preis - das alles muss ein Produktmanager im Auge behalten, um das Produkt erfolgreich zu machen. Brian Lawley und Pamela Schure stellen alle Aspekte des Produktmanagements vor: die Planungsstrategie sowie den kompletten Produktlebenszyklus von der Marktreife bis zum Ausscheiden aus dem Markt. Sie erklären, wie Sie erste Ideen zu Produkten weiterentwickeln und wie Sie Kunden- und Marktanalysen durchführen. Erfahren Sie außerdem, wie Sie Teams führen und sie zu Höchstleistungen anspornen. Werden Sie so zu einem erfolgreichen Produktmanager, bringen Sie neue Produkte auf den Markt und steigern Sie Ihren Umsatz.
Project management

Projektmanagement

Fallstudien

Author: Harold Kerzner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783826614477

Category: Project management

Page: 533

View: 1702

Business & Economics

Project Portfolio Management Tools and Techniques

Author: Parviz F. Rad,Ginger Levin

Publisher: www.iil.com/publishing

ISBN: 0970827687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 6690

Does your organization want to achieve success in prioritizing projects systematically, deliberately, and logically? Project Portfolio Management Tools and Techniques is written to demonstrate how to elevate your organization's project management thinking to the level beyond managing individual projects in a standalone fashion. This book is for those executives and other project professional who strive to have a formalized system of authorizing the right projects and abandoning the wrong projects, who desire to spend resources in the most efficient manner, and who want to have an actionable strategic plan for improving organizational project management sophistication. Project Portfolio Management Tools and Techniques deals with the full spectrum of project portfolio management (PPM) functions, from selecting projects through formalized portfolio management processes to facilitating the successful execution of projects through creating a formalized, project-friendly environment. This book will aid you in the implement of a PPM system, assist in gaining the necessary commitment from executive management, and provide guidelines for the modification of operational practices. Get ahead of the game by seeing a comprehensive project portfolio model that can help you establish yours successfully
Business & Economics

Quantitative Credit Portfolio Management

Practical Innovations for Measuring and Controlling Liquidity, Spread, and Issuer Concentration Risk

Author: Arik Ben Dor,Lev Dynkin,Jay Hyman,Bruce D. Phelps

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118167422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 4238

An innovative approach to post-crash credit portfoliomanagement Credit portfolio managers traditionally rely on fundamentalresearch for decisions on issuer selection and sector rotation.Quantitative researchers tend to use more mathematical techniquesfor pricing models and to quantify credit risk and relative value.The information found here bridges these two approaches. In anintuitive and readable style, this book illustrates howquantitative techniques can help address specific questions facingtoday's credit managers and risk analysts. A targeted volume in the area of credit, this reliable resourcecontains some of the most recent and original research in thisfield, which addresses among other things important questionsraised by the credit crisis of 2008-2009. Divided into twocomprehensive parts, Quantitative Credit PortfolioManagement offers essential insights into understanding therisks of corporate bonds—spread, liquidity, and Treasuryyield curve risk—as well as managing corporate bondportfolios. Presents comprehensive coverage of everything from durationtime spread and liquidity cost scores to capturing the creditspread premium Written by the number one ranked quantitative research groupfor four consecutive years by Institutional Investor Provides practical answers to difficult question, including:What diversification guidelines should you adopt to protectportfolios from issuer-specific risk? Are you well-advised to sellsecurities downgraded below investment grade? Credit portfolio management continues to evolve, but with thisbook as your guide, you can gain a solid understanding of how tomanage complex portfolios under dynamic events.
Computers

Fit for Purpose

Wie Unternehmen Kunden finden, zufriedenstellen und binden

Author: David J Anderson,Alexei Zheglov

Publisher: dpunkt.verlag

ISBN: 3960886756

Category: Computers

Page: 302

View: 6823

Die ständig wachsenden komplexen Anforderungen dynamischer Märkte im 21. Jahrhundert erfordern von Unternehmen, ihre Produkte und Services ständig zu verbessern und an den Kundenbedürfnissen auszurichten.Dieses Buch zeigt, wie Sie neue Kunden in neuen Marktsegmenten finden, Ihre bestehenden Kunden kontinuierlich zufriedenstellen und sie langfristig binden. Es liefert konkrete Antworten auf die Fragen:Sind Ihre Produkte und Services an Kundenbedürfnissen ausgerichtet?Wie können Sie ermitteln, warum Ihre Kunden gerade Ihr Unternehmen, Ihre Produkte und Ihre Services auswählen?Wann stellt eine Veränderungsinitiative im Unternehmen eine wirkliche Verbesserung dar oder geht einen Schritt zu weit oder würde sogar Ihren Markt überfordern?Die Autoren haben mit dem Fit-for-Purpose-Framework ein pragmatisches Vorgehen entwickelt, umMarktsegmente auszuwählen, die sich an der eigenen Unternehmensstrategie ausrichten,Produkte und Services entsprechend den Kundenerwartungen zu entwerfen undMaßnahmen, wie das Festlegen von Leistungsindikatoren, zu ergreifen, um Wertschöpfungsprozesse zu optimieren.Sie beschreiben anschaulich anhand vieler Beispiele aus unterschiedlichen Branchen wie Transportwesen, Onlinehandel und Telekommunikation, wie die richtigen Kennzahlen ausgewählt werden, um Verbesserungsinitiativen im Unternehmen zu beschleunigen, die sich direkt auf die Kundenzufriedenheit auswirken.
Business & Economics

Development of FDA-regulated Medical Products, Second Edition

A Translational Approach

Author: Elaine Whitmore

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873898338

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 1765

Translating promising discoveries and innovations into useful, marketable medical products demands a robust process to guide nascent products through a tangle of scientific, clinical, regulatory, economic, social, and legal challenges. There are so many human and environmental elements involved in shepherding medical advances from lab to launch that the field of medical product development has been referred to as an ecosystem. The purpose of this book is to help provide a shared foundation from which cross-functional participants in that ecosystem can negotiate the product development labyrinth and accomplish the goal of providing both groundbreaking and iterative new medical products. The book is intended for anyone in industry, the public sector, or academia—regardless of functional specialty, workplace, or seniority—who is interested in medical product development. The years since the publication of the previous edition of this book have seen profound changes in the actions and attitudes of patients, insurers, manufacturers, and the Food and Drug Administration regarding the streamlining of medical product development and approval. What those years have not seen is a concomitant increase in innovative treatments with profound benefits to patients. Despite enormous investments in research by both private and public sources and a surge in scientific and technological advances, new medical products barely trickle into the marketplace. For a variety of reasons, applied sciences necessary for medical product development are not keeping pace with the tremendous advances in basic sciences. Not surprisingly, industry and academia are under substantial pressure to transform discoveries and innovations from the laboratory into safe and effective medical products to benefit patients and improve health. This evolution—from bench to bedside—has become known as translational research and development, and this approach is what this book illuminates.