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Project management for successful product innovation

Author: Alan Webb
Publisher: Brookfield, VT : Gower, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
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A guide to managing projects involving the development of new products. It aims to give the practising project manager an insight into the many processes involved, including planning, monitoring and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Webb, Alan.
Project management for successful product innovation.
Brookfield, VT : Gower, ©2000
(OCoLC)606452689
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Webb
ISBN: 0566082624 9780566082627
OCLC Number: 43370416
Notes: Originally published 1994 under title: Managing innovative projects.
Description: xix, 433 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Projects and project management --
Projects and managers --
An evolving discipline --
Where is project management now? --
Innovation and the creation of new products --
Innovate to survive --
The process of innovation --
Product life cycles --
Product life cycles--the aero-engine for commercial applications --
Sources of ideas for innovative products --
Strategies for innovation --
Bids and tenders --
Sources of funds for development projects --
Organising the project --
Project management, the approach for today --
Project managers and project structures --
Collaborative project structures --
Leadership and the individual --
The structure of the project team --
Planning for success --
Organisation for planning --
The role of planning in a development project --
Setting out the project plan --
Prototype construction and test --
Scheduling activities with limited resources --
Network analysis --
Networks in practice --
Contemporary software --
New developments --
Success by design --
Factors that influence design --
The design and development cycle --
Simultaneous engineering --
Quality by design --
Test for lowest fuel consumption --
Design reviews --
Configuration management --
Design control during development --
Structured engineering data --
The cost and value of products --
Design-to-cost --
Value engineering --
Cost-to-function analysis for an automatic washing machine --
Managing the materials --
Planning the acquisition process --
Build sequences --
Control and co-ordination --
Feasible output programmes.
Responsibility: Alan Webb.

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