New Product Development

In today's world New Product Development (NPD) is critical to the success and survival of organizations. This course is aimed at teaching the tools and techniques developed to support the NPD process, to gain insight from real NPD success and failure case studies and to implement the tools, techniques and insights in a simulated environment.

Course materials Textbook

Shtub, A. , M. Rosenwein, Project Management: Processes, Methodologies,

and Economics, 3/E, Pearson, 2016.

https://www.amazon.com/Project-Management-Processes-Methodologies- Economics/dp/0134478665

Online course material:

Part of the course material is available at https://www.coursera.org/learn/new-product-development Students should take the free version of the course

Software

The Project Team Builder simulator will be used as a platform for hands on, active learning of the course material. Each student must purchase the software at: http://www.sandboxmodel.com/content/ptb-training-simulator-coursera-npd-course

Tentative Schedule

 

Session

Topic

On line course modules

1

Introduction

Modules 1 and 2

2

Starting the NPD Process

Modules 3 and 4

3

Planning the NPD Process part 1

Modules 5 and 6

4

Planning the NPD Process part 2

Modules 6 and 7

5

Planning the NPD Process part 3

Modules 7 and 8

6

Executing the NPD Process

Modules 9, 10 and 11

7

Final Presentations

Team NPD Project Presentation

 

 

Team NPD Project Final Report due

 

 

 

Course Date & Time

Synchronous class meetings: Sept 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 28  Time: 8 - 10 a.m. (New York time)

Final presentations: November 4 Time: 8-  11 a.m. (New York time)

Instructor