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Exploratory Product Development: Adaptable Product Development in a Changing World

Exploratory Product Development: Executive Version is the introduction to this new product development methodology. Download this approach to adaptable product development in a changing world. …
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Dealing with Uncertainty in Product Development

One of the defining characteristics of product development is making decisions and judgments, in the face of uncertainty. Exploratory Product Development (ExPD) is based on the premise of reducing risks and uncertainty. We’re defining uncertainty as having imperfect or limited knowledge about something, resulting in the potential for surprise or unpredictability in the future. You’ll…
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Good questions at Northwestern Event on Exploratory PD

Last week we had a lively 2-hour discussion on Exploratory PD® (ExPD) at Northwestern University.  We had good representation from students, practitioners and academics from the engineering, design and business disciplines.   There were a number of excellent questions on how people are reacting to ExPD.  Before I proceed, let me provide you with a quick…
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Exploratory PD: An Adaptive Approach to Product Development

Exploratory product development is a fundamental redesign of the product development process. ExPD is an adaptive approach that responds quickly to internal and external factors. Read more…
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One World, Different Perspectives of Product Development

There is surprisingly little overlap in the various communities involved in product development. This article describes some of the differences in perspective….
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An Introduction to Exploratory Product Development™

A highly-regarded VP of Research & Development recently told us that his best projects were those in which risks were actively managed throughout the product development process. He was referring to the various risks typically associated with market success, technological feasibility, environmental impacts, regulatory requirements, and supplier reliability. Since none of these sources of risk…
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