Book Chapters

Time to market excellence depends on concurrent execution of not only engineering but all development activities. It also requires clarity as to which type of time to market determines success in your business.

Below are chapters Preston has contributed to handbooks on the general topic of time to market. All chapters are available for download as PDF files.

Preston Smith Book Chapters

Accelerated Product Development: Techniques and Traps

An update of our book, Developing Products in Half the Time, emphasizing where the major opportunities and pitfalls lie in ...

Concurrent Engineering Teams

Describes how to set up a simultaneous development team and the vital elements to manage. Chapter 32 (pp. 439-450) in ...

Concurrent Product-Development Teams

An update of the chapter "Concurrent Engineering Teams" in the 1998 edition of Field Guide to Project Management. emphasizing high-performance ...

Cross-Fuctional-Design-Teams

As ASM is a society of materials professionals, this chapter puts special emphasis in integrating specialists, such as materials scientists, ...

Enhancing Flexibility in Dispersed Product Development Teams

This chapter explains how to maintain flexibility as your team spreads geographically. Chapter 12 (pp. 246–263) in Higher Creativity for ...

Techniques-for-Managing-Project-Risk

A summary of the five-step technique in our book, Proactive Risk Management. Chapter 13 (pp. 202-218) in Field Guide to ...