Project Management in Product Development: Leadership Skills and Management Techniques to Deliver Great Products

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Project Management in Product Development: Leadership Skills and Management Techniques to Deliver Great Products is written for new and aspiring project managers in product development. Although texts on project management are common, the material presented here is unique, instead focusing on product development, a challenging segment of project management because of the high level of uncertainty, the need for a robust set of problem-solving techniques, and a demand for broad cross-functional teams.

The book also focuses on more than just project management techniques, including a thorough treatment of transformational and transactional leadership. Other topics covered include problem-solving techniques, development, and continuous improvement of processes required in product development, risk recognition and management, and proper communication with mangers and other stakeholders.

Finally, project management techniques used in product development are presented, including the critical path method, scrum and XP, and Kanban/lean project development, along with the strengths and weaknesses of each.

  • Provides ways to successfully manage product development projects by teaching traditional and advanced project management techniques like Gantt, CPM, Agile, Lean, and others
  • Covers transformational and transactional leadership, how to create a vision and engage the team, as well as tactics on how to manage a complex set of tasks
  • Uses a practical, common sense approach to the day-to-day activities of a project manager, including project planning, project process development, problem-solving, project portfolio management, reporting, and more
  • Presents a thorough comparison of popular project management tools
  • Includes many examples, cases, and side-bars that are included throughout the book

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Everyone recognizes the importance of sustainable innovation for any growing business. Less well understood is the vital role outstanding project management plays in innovative businesses.  Our approach to project management at Danaher evolved greatly over the last two decades and played no small part in our success.  George Ellis nicely captures the "state of the art" and demonstrates how process alone is not enough - true "Total Leadership" in project management differentiates the winners from the runners-up.  If you want to win the innovation game, read his book.
-Lawrence Culp, Jr., Former CEO, Danaher Corporation


Projects that develop new products require unique skills and tools.  Project managers (PMs) must navigate a high level of uncertainty, manage complex technology, and master a broad range of project management methods. Project Management in Product Development targets new and aspiring project managers focusing on three main areas:  1) providing a toolbox of techniques for hardware, software and mixed projects, 2) developing the full complement of PM management and leadership skills, and 3) presenting often-overlooked advanced topics such as patent law for PMs, modern risk management methods, and innovative verbal/written reporting techniques.  Project Management in Product Development is a must-have resource for PMs that want to lead teams to create winning new products and organizations that want to develop deep PM management and leadership talent.
 
Key Features

  • Balanced presentation of today's most popular methods: Critical Path Method, Critical Chain Project Management, Phase-Gate Project Management, Lean Product Development, and Agile Software Development.  The strengths of all are highlighted with guidance for where each fits best.
  • Illuminating discussion of "Total Leadership" for PMs: Transformational leadership skills such as how to create a vision for the new product and engage the team, vs. Transactional leadership skills such as how to manage the details with a large team over the life of a project.  PMs can and should master both.
  • Instruction for PMs on Patent law:  how patents benefit developers and when to seek legal counsel.
  • Visual workflow management--techniques that increase clarity and improve focus to solve the most complex problems the project team will encounter.
  • Reporting skills and techniques that communicate project progress with all stakeholders to maintain confidence across the organization during the project's life.
 
 

About the Author:

George Ellis is Vice President European Engineering at Kollmorgen Corporation, a leading provider of precision motion systems around the globe. For 30 years he has worked in product development including leading product development projects, designing development processes, and creating portfolio management systems. He has also written two well-respected books with Elsevier, Control System Design Guide, now in its fourth edition, and Observers in Control Systems. He has contributed articles to numerous magazines, including Electronic Design News, Machine Design, Control Engineering, Motion Systems Design, and Power Control and Intelligent Motion.

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