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Flexible product development : building agility for changing markets

Author: Preston G Smith
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, Preston G., 1941-
Flexible product development.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2007
(DLC) 2007013368
(OCoLC)122526263
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Preston G Smith
ISBN: 9780470180587 0470180587 9786610974351 6610974357
OCLC Number: 269373256
Notes: Title from title screen.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 286 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Flexible Product Development: Building Agility for Changing Markets; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1: UNDERSTANDING FLEXIBILITY; Chapter 2: CUSTOMERS AND PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS; Chapter 3: MODULAR PRODUCT ARCHITECTURES; Chapter 4: EXPERIMENTATION; Chapter 5: SET-BASED DESIGN; Chapter 6: DEVELOPMENT TEAMS AND PEOPLE FACTORS; Chapter 7: DECISION MAKING; Chapter 8: PROJECT MANAGEMENT; Chapter 9: PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES; Chapter 10: IMPLEMENTING FLEXIBILITY; Notes; Bibliography; Customer Council; The Author; Index.
Responsibility: Preston G. Smith.
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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 obst.

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