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Project Management and Product Development Book Reviews Index

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Keep up to date with insightful reviews of project management and other books relating to product development, all written by Preston Smith. They can help you apply your reading time to best advantage. In the table below, the link on the left will take you directly to the review of that book, and the link on the right leads to the reviewing journal’s Web site, should you wish to learn more about the journal.

In some cases, the final PDF version of the review is provided. In others, the final submitted version appears here as HTML, and you can purchase the “definitive version” from the link provided to the publisher.

If you are specifically interested in project management, you may find value in the book chapters on concurrent development teams and project risk management in the Field Guide to Project Management.

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How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer Journal of Product Innovation Management, March 2010, pp. 292-294
Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein Journal of Product Innovation Management, March 2010, pp. 292-294
Dragons at Your Door: How Chinese Cost Innovation Is Disrupting Global Competition by Ming Zeng and Peter J. Williamson Journal of Product Innovation Management, November 2007, pp. 630-632
Managing the Unknown: A New Approach to Managing High Uncertainty and Risk in Projectsby Christoph H. Loch, Arnoud DeMeyer, and Michael T. Pich Journal of Product Innovation Management, November 2006, pp. 589-591
Doing Business in the New China: A Handbook and Guide by Birgit Zinzius Journal of Product Innovation Management, May 2006, pp. 295-297
The Chinese Century by Oded Shenkar Journal of Product Innovation Management, May 2006, pp. 295-297
Doing Business in the New China: A Handbook and Guide by Birgit ZinziusConsulting to Management, December 2005, pp. 55-57
World Out of Balance: Navigating Global Risks to Seize Competitive Advantage by Paul A. Laudicina Journal of Product Innovation Management, September 2005, p. 457
Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed by Barry Boehm and Richard Turner Journal of Product Innovation Management, March 2005, pp. 216-218
The Entropy Vector: Connecting Science and Business by Robert D. Handscombe and Eann A. Patterson Journal of Product Innovation Management, January 2005, pp. 105-106
Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology by Henry Chesbrough Journal of Product Innovation Management, May 2004, pp. 223-224
Experimentation Matters: Unlocking the Potential of New Technologies for Innovation by Stefan H. Thomke Journal of Product Innovation Management, March 2004, pp. 148-151
Creativity, Inc.: Building an Inventive Organization by Jeff Mauzy and Richard HarrimanConsulting to Management, March 2004, pp. 55-56
The PDMA ToolBook for New Product Developmentby Paul Belliveau, Abbie Griffin, and Stephen Somermeyer, eds. Journal of Product Innovation Management, November 2003, pp. 507-510
Creating Breakthrough Products: Innovation from Product Planning to Program Approval by Jonathan Cagan and Craig M. Vogel Journal of Product Innovation Management, November 2002, pp. 461-463
Effective Risk Management:
Some Keys to Success
by Edmund H. Conrow
Consulting to Management, December 2002, pp. 55-56
The Discipline of Teams: A Mindbook-Workbook for Delivering Small Group Performance by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith Journal of Product Innovation Management, September 2002, pp. 390-392
Bionic eTeamwork: How to Build Collaborative Virtual Teams at Hyperspeed by Jaclyn Kostner Journal of Product Innovation Management, September 2002, pp. 390-392
Winning at New Products: Accelerating the Process from Idea to Launch Third Edition by Robert G. CooperConsulting to Management, September 2002, pp. 54-56
Winning at New Products: Accelerating the Process from Idea to Launch Third Edition by Robert G. Cooper Journal of Product Innovation Management, July 2002, pp. 324-326
The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America’s Leading Design Firm by Tom Kelley Journal of Product Innovation Management, January 2002, pp. 101-03
Design for Manufacturability: Optimizing Cost, Quality and Time-to-Market Second Edition by David M. Anderson Journal of Product Innovation Management, November 2001, pp. 417-18
Agile Product Development for Mass Customization: How to Develop and Deliver Products for Mass Customization, Niche Markets, JIT, Build-to-Order, and Flexible Manufacturing by David M. Anderson Journal of Product Innovation Management, November 2001, pp. 417-18
Mastering Virtual Teams: Strategies, Tools, and Techniques that Succeed by Deborah L. Duarte and Nancy Tennant Snyder Journal of Product Innovation Management, March 2001, pp. 127-29
The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High-Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity by Alan Cooper Journal of Product Innovation Management, January 2001, pp. 59-61
TechnoLeverage: Using the Power of Technology to Outperform the Competition, by F. Michael Hruby Journal of Product Innovation Management, May 2000, pp. 246-248
Product Leadership: Creating and Launching Superior New Products by Robert G. CooperJournal of Management Consulting, May 1999, pp. 71-72
Portfolio Management for New Products by R. G. Cooper, S. J. Edgett, and E. J. Kleinschmidt Journal of Product Innovation Management, November 1997, pp. 529-530
The Development Factory: Unlocking the Potential of Process Innovation by Gary P. Pisano Journal of Product Innovation Management, March 1997, pp. 141-142
World-Class New Product Development: Benchmarking Best Practices of Agile Manufacturers by Dan Dimancescu and Kemp Dwenger Journal of Product Innovation Management, November 1996, pp. 567-568
Product Juggernauts: How Companies Mobilize to Generate a Stream of Market Winners by Jean-Philippe Deschamps and P. Ranganath NayakJournal of Management Consulting, May 1996, pp. 69-70

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