Browse Publications Technical Papers 2005-01-1214
2005-04-11

Product Development Process: Views and Analysis 2005-01-1214

Dr. Edwards Deming spirited organizations “If you can't define what you do as a process, you don't know what your job is” (Weinstein, 1999). Significant effort has been conducted to engineer, deploy and control a process to product development. This coverage reflects impact of product development process on developing and producing consumer products effectively and successfully for the future. Reflecting on the past and observing mistakes and lessons learned would be key to help our companies to engineer future or modify existing product development processes. This paper examines views, types and needs of product development process from a six sigma perspective to enable deliver of competitive products with cost and time in mind. Learning from the past enlightens us to identify opportunities that would drive evolution and trend of product development process into the future. A recommended view is presented that changes the way product development process is designed and implemented.

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