New Product Development
This workflow template illustrates the development and testing of new products, including concept development, market analysis, initial stage gate approval, prototype development and prototype testing/adjustment. Purchase and download this template in PDF and Visio (VSD) formats. You can customize it to fit your own organization, or simply use it to better understand the New Product Development process.
Related KPIs : Cycle Time: Time to Market, Market Potential, New Product Kill Rate, New Product Profits as a Percentage of Total Profits, Percentage of New Products Launched on Schedule, Percentage of New Products On Budget
What is New Product Development?
New Product Development involves coordination between research and development (R&D) teams, product managers, engineering/design staff and line of business executives to conceive, develop and test a new product. After the initial concept has been agreed upon, researched and documented, it is presented to management who will make a decision as to whether the product should move into the next stage of development - prototyping. During the prototyping stage, a model of the product is created by the engineering and design team and tested to ensure its safety, viability, usability, etc. After adjustments have been made to the prototype, another round of approvals is required. If the final prototype is approved, large-scale production planning begins.
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Regulatory Product Approval
This workflow template illustrates the end-to-end process of regulatory approval for new products, including compliance-related requirements gathering, internal testing (against requirements...
Type : Workflow Template
Process Participants : Product Development Staff, Product Testing Staff, Compliance Staff, Regulatory Agencies