Cautionary Note on New Product Teams

While it is fashionable to promote teamwork and team development in new product development, in reality it is often a particular individual's effort at particular times that drives a new product development process to the next level. Sometimes the creative juices of a particular individual, often a person who is not even on the team, feed advancement of the process unexpectedly. Thus project management has to be attuned to empowering these individuals to proceed outside the traditional team process, even challenging it. Customers themselves often provide this kind of impetus by providing new insights on a product and its value and actually contributing to new product development in the process. Project management in new product development is always attentive to keeping the process open to this kind of input and ensuring that teams do not act to inhibit new ideas.

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Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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