Product Development Processes, Three Vectors Of Improvement
Author(s)Holmes, Maurice; Ronald, Campbell
Product Development Processes have achieved a state of some maturity in recent years, but have focused primarily on structuring technical activities from the initiation of development to launch. We advocate major advances on three fronts; first, implementing an end-to-end process from the front end through field operations, second, integrating business considerations much better into the end-to-end process, and third, incorporating a performance improvement closed loop into the process. We call the resulting process a Product Development Business Process. Three initial applications are summarized.
Improving product development processes along three key vectors leads to greatly improved business performance.
Product Development Processes, end-to-end process, field operations, front end, business considerations, closed loop, end customer