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Agile New Product Development for Manufacturers

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Overview

Learn how to leverage the agile project management methodology within the context of new product development for manufacturers.

Agile isn't just for software. It can also be applied in the creation of manufactured physical objects. Manufacturers who bring new products to market are under unique pressures. They must consider the time to market, health and safety, and the cost of materials—all while trying to deliver great products under tight deadlines. In this course, learn how to streamline your project pipeline by leveraging the agile project management methodology within the context of new product development. Discover where agile works best, how to prepare your team and organization to apply agile methods, and how to expand the use of agile for new product development. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll have a foundational understanding of how to use the agile methodology to quickly deliver high-quality results.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • What you should know
  • Course outline
1. What Is Agile Project Management for New Product Development?
  • Business pressure on manufacturers: Part 1
  • Business pressure on manufacturers: Part 2
  • The iterative approach of agile: Part 1
  • The iterative approach of agile: Part 2
  • The mechanics of agile
  • The role of the project manager
  • Project team member roles
  • Agile compared to waterfall: Part 1
  • Agile compared to waterfall: Part 2
  • Chapter one summary
2. Which Type of New Product Development Projects Work Best with Agile?
  • Where agile works best
  • Converging on a solution
  • Modularized work in agile
  • Agile fosters collaboration
  • Agile fosters collaborative teams
  • Agile fosters creative teams
  • Agile and Stage-Gate
  • Chapter two summary
3. How to Start Using Agile for New Product Development
  • Find your customer-focused project
  • Prepare your team
  • Prepare your organization
  • Chapter three summary
4. Expanding and Formalizing the Use of Agile for New Product Development
  • Building momentum for agile
  • Creating an agile framework
  • Gaining executive involvement
  • Fostering communities of practice
  • Supporting organizational change
  • Chapter four summary
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Mark Hechel

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