Articles

The new product articles listed below have been published in magazines and journals. The actual articles appear on their own page on this Web site, appear on the publisher’s site (a link to that site is provided), or are available here to download as a PDF file

8 Ways To Manage Contract Designers

Management Issues
Engaging a product development organization to help you develop your product has many advantages — but also potential problems. This ...

A Portrait of Risk

Risk
Using two examples of risks from industry, this article shows how a risk model provides a picture of a risk ...

Accelerating Design for Complex Products

Product Development Process
Complexity can cause design work to rise exponentially with the number of components. This article offers ways to counter this ...

Agile Risks/Agile Rewards

Risk
Describes how the conventional project risk management process can be accelerated dramatically for an agile project. Preston G. Smith and ...

Avoid Costly 11th-hour Project Dilemmas by Preparing for Change

Flexible Product Development
Resolves the costly do-it-wrong (miss the market) or do-it-over dilemma by exploring uncertainties early in a project. Preston G. Smith ...

Change Happens, Get Used To It!

Flexible Product Development
Addresses the contradiction between the fact that innovation is intimately connected with change while developers fear change; also offers solutions ...

Change: Embrace It, Don’t Deny It

Flexible Product Development
A short but good overview of flexible product development — the best available short of reading the book itself. Also ...

Communication Holds Global Teams Together

Organization
Provides survival skills for new product teams that find themselves scattered across cities or continents by applying communication technologies wisely ...

Contemporary Management Methods Encourage Rigidity

Flexible Product Development

Even though there is much lip service to the need for innovation in industry today, and most CEOs list ...