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Enjoy rifling through our archived newsletters to find best practices on innovation, new product development, and project management.  Find interesting innovation articles with special focus on new product development professional (NPDP) certification interest and relevancy for project management training.  We hope you’ll continue to enjoy The Village, a newsletter for the global new product development community.

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2015

  • January – Gatekeeper Training (npd process)
  • February – Inverted Innovation:  The Sequel (strategy)
  • March – Innovation 4×4 (tools and metrics)
  • April – Business Model Innovation (strategy)
  • May– The Economics of NPD (tools and metrics)
  • June – PPM in 100 Days (portfolio management)
  • July – Economics of the Back End of NPD (tools and services)
  • August – Opening Up Innovation (strategy)

2014

  • January – Three Strategic Risks in New Product Development (general interest)
  • February – Strategies for New Service Development (strategy)
  • March – Excellence in New Product Development (npd process)
  • April – Managing Customers, Bosses, and Stakeholders (market research)
  • May – New Product Development Framework:  Part One (general interest)
  • June – New Product Develo9pment Framework:  Part Two (general interest)
  • July – Active Innovation (general interest)
  • August – Building a Sustainable Culture of Innovation (teams and organization)
  • September – Inverted Innovation (strategy)
  • October – Optimism Bias (general interest)
  • November – Three Ways to Integrate New Product Projects (general interest)
  • December – Measuring NPD Success (innovation tools and metrics)

2013

  • January – Disruptive Innovation (general interest)
  • February – The Path to Innovation (strategy)
  • March – Leading Innovation (teams & organization)
  • April – Four Tips to Inspire Creative Innovation (general interest)
  • May – Meeting Critical Project Deadlines (project management)
  • June – Four Myths of Product Innovation Strategy (strategy)
  • July – Misconceptions about Project Metrics (tools & metrics)
  • August – Organizing Project Teams for Success (teams & organization)
  • September – Managing Small Projects (project management)
  • October – Adaptive Strategies (strategy)
  • November – Four Warning Signs for Troubled Projects (project management)
  • December – Measuring Success with Earned Value (project management)

2012

  • January – Five Steps to Identify Your Strategic Capabilities (strategy)
  • February – Two Functions & Three Ways to Implement Innovation (npd process)
  • March – Three Innovation Myths (general interest)
  • April – Product vs. Project Management (general interest)
  • May – Three Ways Culture Influences Innovation (teams & organization)
  • June – New Product Development Teams (teams & organization)
  • July – Skills to Manage Innovation Projects (general interest)
  • August – Real Options for New Product Development (tools & metrics)
  • September – Planning an Innovation Program (tools & metrics)
  • October – Time Management in New Product Development (tools & metrics)
  • November – Three Approaches to Innovation Strategy (strategy)
  • December – Project Post-Launch Reviews (npd process)

2011

  • January – Why Innovations Fail (innovation strategy)
  • February – Technology Roadmapping (innovation strategy)
  • March – Choosing a Portfolio Management Tool (portfolio management)
  • April – Project Team Integration (teams & organization)
  • May – Fuzzy Front End (npd process)
  • June – Three Principles of Lean NPD (npd process)
  • July – Four Tips for Virtual Teams (teams & organization)
  • August – Best Practices in Portfolio Management (portfolio management)
  • September – Budgeting for Innovation (general interest)
  • October – Five Steps to Profitable NPD (general interest)
  • November – Customer-Centric Innovation (market research)
  • December – Three Questions about Innovation Strategy (innovation strategy)

2010

  • January – Senior Leadership Sets the Tone for Innovation (innovation strategy)
  • February – Focus on the Right Projects at the Right Time (portfolio management)
  • March – Effective NPD Systems are Quality Processes (npd processes)
  • April – Evaluating Your NPD Projects (post-launch review)
  • May – We Already Know Our Customers (market research)
  • June – Miles & Snow Types (innovation strategy)
  • July – Choose Measures Consisted with Strategy (tools & metrics)
  • August – Five Ways to NPD Team Harmony (teams & organization)
  • September – Effective Brainstorming in Three Easy Steps (general interest)
  • October – Three Simple Methods for Sales Forecasting (market research)
  • November – Five Myths of NPD Leadership (teams & organization)
  • December – Six Common Measures of NPD Success (tools & metrics)

Special Issues

  • December 2012 – Key Questions for Innovation (strategy)
  • January 2010 – Impact of Great Recession on Innovation (general interest)

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