Product Development Best Practices Guide
This guide details 15 high value best practices for Product Development operations organized by function, including Engineering & Design, Idea Generation, Product Management, and more. Use this document as a guide in implementing work activities in your Product Development function that have proven to increase efficiency, cost effectiveness, customer service and work quality. The majority of OpsDog's best practices require no new technology and can be implemented without infrastructure or regulatory-related organizational changes. Order this document to point your Product Development function in the right direction.
Which organiational areas and/or lines of business are covered in this best practices guide?
This guide includes details on 15 best practices (including a description of the best practice, comparison to the status quo, related KPIs, and benefits of the best practice over other common methods) covering the following areas:
- Engineering & Design
- Idea Generation
- Product Management
- Product Packaging
- Product Quality & Safety
- Product Testing
- Research & Development
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Q: How do you determine what are best practices?
A: Through 25 years of research and hands-on consulting. We’ve been analyzing the operations of hundreds of industry leaders—including scores in the Fortune 500—since 1993. We have detailed, documented, and anonymized data, at the activity level, for proven best practice. We combine that with original research to create easy-to-use guides that give you an instant edge.
Q: How can your Best Practice Guides help me and my business?
A: They can drive improvement in both individual and company performance. Use our guides to train employees in the work methods that are proven to yield the best results. Learn and leverage from the best, rather than trying to reinvent the wheel. And do it easily, with clear written descriptions of each best, or leading, practice.
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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 prototy...
Type : Workflow Template
Process Participants : Product Development Staff, Research & Development Staff, Product Managers, Engineering & Design Staff, Market Research & Analysis Staff, Line of Business (LoB) Executives
Order-Based Product Development
This workflow template illustrates the processing of customer orders that require a degree of customization to fulfill, including order specification development, pass-off to product develop...
Type : Workflow Template
Process Participants : Customers, Order Management Staff, Product Development Staff, Engineering & Design Staff, Manufacturing & Production Staff