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Developing Products in Half the Time

Developing Products in Half the Time - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0471292524

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ISBN13: 978-0471292524
ISBN10: 0471292524
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 95
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 1995
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Developing Products in Half the Time - 2ND 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471292524

Preston G. Smith and Donald G. Reinertsen

ISBN13: 978-0471292524
ISBN10: 0471292524
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 95
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 1995
International: No
Summary

In 1991, the original edition of this book became an instant hit as the leading guide to reducing product development cycle time. The expanded set of tools in this new edition meets the needs of today's more demanding times. The book's premise remains solid: time is worth money, and if you quantify this value you can buy time wisely, often to enormous advantage. Rather than pursing development speed at any price, the authors emphasize subjecting time-to-market decisions to the same hard-nosed business logic used for other management decision. Developing Products in Half the Time, 2/E is unique in providing tools for trading off schedule against other business objectives. It integrates powerful methods to manage risk and use resources effectively with proven techniques to accelerate product development.

Smith and Reinersten discuss hundreds of practical tools for reducing cycle time, describing each one's application and limitations. Countless examples including Black & Decker, Hewlett-Packard, Honda, Motorola, and other illustrate how real companies use the tools. With six more years of implementation experience and responses from readers of the original 60,000 copies, the authors have sharpened the original tools and added new ones.

Author Bio

Smith, Preston G. :

Preston G. Smith has concentrated on helping companies to accelerate their development since 1984, both as an internal consultant and as an independent consultant. He has 20 years of prior engineering and management experience and holds a Ph.D. in engineering from Stanford.

Reinertsen, Donald G. :

Donald G. Reinertsen has become one of the leading international experts on rapid product development since his breakthrough work in the early 1980s at McKinsey & Co. An electrical engineer and Harvard M.B.A., he teaches a popular executive course on product development at Cal Tech and is also author of the book Managing the Design Factory.

Table of Contents

Faster and Still Faster.

Putting a Price Tag on Time.

The Fuzzy Front End.

The Power and Pitfalls of Incremental Innovation.

Capturing Customer Needs.

Using System Design to Compress Schedules.

Forming and Energizing the Team.

Organizing for Communication.

Designing Fast Development Processes.

Controlling the Process.

Preventing Overloads.

Managing Risk Proactively.

Bridging the R&D--Manufacturing Gap.

The Role of Top Management.

Making Changes Faster.

Index.

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