Typical Topics.

The actual topics for each group's meeting are driven by the members themselves but here are some examples.

  • How Product Development Launches Can Achieve A 100% Success Rate
  • Common Pitfalls in New Product Development 
  • Implementing Stage Gates 
  • Approaches to Idea Generation and Concept Testing 
  • Issues in Translating Concepts to Product Designs 
  • Test Market And Forecasting Techniques 
  • Outsourcing Engineering & Design Services: Local or Offshore
    Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Supply Chain Management for Product Development
  • New Reliability Theories, Methodologies and Tools 
  • Creativity and Design Management and Business Performance
  • Product Development in a Global Context
  • Radical Product Innovation
  • Marketing, Users and Product Development
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