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Project Management and Product Development Book Reviews Index

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.

Preston Smith Book Reviews

Book Review: The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High-Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity

by Alan Cooper; SAMS, a division of Macmillan, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1999, 261 + xix pages (US$ 25.00) This is a ...

Book Review: The PDMA ToolBook for New Product Development

Paul Belliveau, Abbie Griffin, and Stephen Somermeyer, eds. The first of a series to supplement the PDMA Handbook of New ...

Book Review: Winning at New Products: Accelerating the Process from Idea to Launch, Third Edition

Robert G. Cooper; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Books, 2001, 425 + xiii pages, US$27.50 This title has been a mainstay of ...

Book Review: Winning at New Products: Accelerating the Process from Idea to Launch, Third Edition

by Robert G. Cooper (Perseus Publishing; Cambridge, Massachusetts; 2001; ISBN 0-7382-0463-3) US$27.50 Robert Cooper is probably the leading authority on ...

Book Review: World-Class New Product Development: Benchmarking Best Practices of Agile Manufacturers

by Dan Dimancescu and Kemp Dwenger. New York: Amacom, 1996. 239 + xvi pages. $29.95. This book covers leading-edge management ...

Book Reviews: Design for Manufacturability & Agile Product Development for Mass Customization

Design for Manufacturability: Optimizing Cost, Quality and Time-to-Market Second Edition

David M. Anderson; Cambria, California: CIM Press, 2001, 302 + ...

Book Reviews: How We Decide & Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness

How We Decide

Jonah Lehrer. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2009. 302 + xvii pages. US$25.00 (hardback).

Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, ...

Book Reviews: The Discipline of Teams and Bionic eTeamwork

The Discipline of Teams: A Mindbook-Workbook for Delivering Small Group Performance

Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith; New York: ...

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