Product Development

An Engineer's Guide to Business Considerations, Real-World Product Testing, and Launch
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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT An insightful development roadmap to help engineers and businesspeople successfully bring a product to market In Product Development: An Engineer’s Guide to Business Considerations, Real-World Product Testing, and Launch, accomplished project manager, engineer, and business strategist David V. Tennant delivers a comprehensive walkthrough of the full scope of product development activities, from initial business considerations to real-world product testing and launch. The book covers key product development considerations like determining the target market, working with a product development team, management challenges, funding, user identification, ergonomics, product design, testing, and launch. The distinguished author presents the material in the form of practical, hands-on tutorials with case studies featuring large corporations and small- and mid-size firms. He also includes team exercises and question-and-answer features to help early-career and aspiring engineers acquire the interdisciplinary and inter-department coordination skills they’ll require to successfully bring a new product to market. Readers will learn about the critical roles played by the engineering, marketing, and finance departments, as well as each stage of the product development process. The book also includes: Thorough introductions to product development and the role of the marketing group in product development, including corporate strategy, product and business plans, and marketing leadership Comprehensive explorations of the role of the engineering group in product development, including functional areas led by engineers and engineering leadership Practical discussions of the core team and teamwork in product development, including executives’ roles, the role of the accounting department, and the identification of key stakeholders In-depth examinations of how to move forward with product development after project approval Perfect for early- and mid-career engineers working in product-oriented companies, as well as marketers and other business professionals seeking to understand engineering best practices, Product Development is the ideal reference for use in upper-level undergraduate Product Development courses.

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370 pp. 49 illustrations
John Wiley & Sons Limited
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