New Product Development

Course Number: MGT X470.37


3 units

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to product development lifecycles, including how to effectively manage new or existing products using proven project management techniques and approaches. Participants examine "cradle to grave" management of a product, including inception of an idea, research and development, market analysis, production, re-engineering, closing out a product and recycling a product. Topics include:

  • Understanding product development frameworks
  • Alternative approaches to organizing resources
  • Planning processes for managing multiple products at various development stages

Emphasis is on adapting project management skills, techniques and approaches to both simple product line enhancements and adaptations to more complex products involving extensive R & D, testing and analysis.

Available Sections

Starting Apr 9


Starting Apr 9

Course Fees

$495 Early Bird Discount ends on Apr 3
$545 after Apr 3


Charlene K. Larson [ bio ]

close [x] Charlene K. Larson, B.S., Technology and Operations Management, C.P.M., has 35 years of experience in design and management of Product Development, in a variety of companies and industries, which include Hughes Aircraft, and subsidiaries of Boeing for Aerospace, Snap-on for tools, IMED Corp., and Intelligent Surgical Lasers, in Biomed, J-Mar in Laser Research, and Fluid Components Inc., in instrumentation for the Nuclear Power industry. Ms. Larson is a speaker with the Employment Development Department, presenting on job hunting skills, and how to successfully handle the transition period of beginning a new job.


Mon 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Apr 9 - Jun 18, 2018

No meeting Monday, May 28.

10 Meetings


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"New Product Development for Dummies"
Robin Karol and Beebe Nelson
ISBN: 978-0470117705


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