May 2017

2017 PDMA Competitive Edge Conference Registration To Open Soon - Be on the Lookout! 

Get excited for the best source of end-to-end product development and innovation management knowledge and expertise, and make your plans to join us on November 11-15 in Chicago, Illinois. 

With a mixture of keynotes, workshops, Ted-style talks and great networking, you'll come away with a renewed sense of vigor to create innovative products that customers love. 

Be on the lookout for registration!
The New Product Development Professional (NPDP) Body of Knowledge is Now Available!
PDMA is excited to announce the newly revised Body of Knowledge (BoK) to help candidates prepare for the NPDP exam.

The PDMA Body of Knowledge: A Guidebook for Training and Certification combines all preparation materials to study for the revised NPDP exam into a single publication. You can purchase a copy of the Body of Knowledge  directly through Amazon.

The PDMA Body of Knowledge covers the following exam topics:
  • Strategy
  • Portfolio Management
  • NPD Processes
  • Culture, Teams, and Organization
  • Tools and Metrics
  • Market Research
  • Life Cycle Management - New!
For an overview of each chapter in the BoK, visit PDMA's NPDP Body of Knowledge.
Call for Papers: 2017 PDMA Research Forum

PDMA's annual Research Forum is the only global research forum that focuses on end-to-end new product development (NPD) and innovation management research. In addition to cutting edge research, the 2017 Research Forum will showcase a number of special events, including:
  • Special bridge session highlighting case studies and examining academic-industry collaborations
  • Special session exploring NPD and innovation management education approaches
  • Networking and access to the brightest minds in the field of product innovation management
Research Forum Theme: Developing and Sharing Innovation Knowledge in a Collaborative Economy

Submission Deadline: Sunday, June 4, 2017

Research Forum Co-Chairs : Gina McNally (Saint Xavier University) and Janell Townsend (Oakland University) 

The co-chairs encourage your submissions regarding all aspects of NPD and innovation management to this important forum for intellectual exchange and state-of-the-art research.  A complete list of accepted submission types can be  viewed here

For complete details on submission guidelines, important dates and contact information, please visit PDMA's website.
May 2017 Issue of JPIM Now Available!
Access the May 2017 Issue of JPIM Online Now!

Log in using your member or non-member login credentials to access abstracts or full articles.

Remember: an electronic subscription to JPIM is included with PDMA membership and hard copy subscriptions for members can be purchased here

Don't forget to download the new JPIM app!

Download the JPIM app for iOS devices to easily read all of the 2017 issues as well as articles awaiting publication under "Early View". Get the JPIM app at the Apple App Store! Simply search for "Journal of Product Innovation Management". (Not yet available for Android.)
Connect With PDMA
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Congratulations on Your NPDP Certification!
Congratulations to the PDMA community members who earned their NPDP Certification in April 2017! Learn more about NPDP Certification.

Kai-Wen Chan
Wei-Chieh Chang
Yang-Hsuan Chen
Meng-Hong Chung Chung
Cheng Hsin Hsu
Yuan-Peng Huang
Swaraj Jalindre
Cheng-Shen Lee
Feng Liang
Lynne Mayman
Todd Nicoletti
Jessica Ochos Cevallos
Rachael Rychling
Yi-Chang Shen
Chia-Lin Su
Jim Wilmoth
MingYi Yuan
In This Issue

Advertise with PDMA in 2017
Develop your partnership with PDMA in 2017 by considering our wide array of Year-Round Sponsorship Opportunities.

View the  2017 Partner Program  - a quick reference for all sponsorship opportunities in the coming year!
Let's drive innovation together.  Contact the PDMA Sales Team today.
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Refer a Friend to PDMA
Are you a current PDMA member and know someone who would benefit from joining PDMA? 
Participate in the Refer a Friend Campaign  to receive $50 for each new member you recruit. 

Simply have them enter your name in the "Referred By" section in the membership application. At the end of the quarter, we'll send you check. Easy as that.
Submit a Book Review

Earn PDHs for NPDP Recertification by writing a book review for PDMA! Learn how here.

Contact Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, PhD, NPDP with questions or submissions.

Feedback and Submissions
Send your feedback, submissions and questions to Elizabeth Conner
Upcoming Chapter and Global Affiliate Events
Pittsburgh Chapter
May 18, 2017
Engage and Empower Advocates to Drive Product Innovation, Development, and Revenue

Carolinas Chapter
May 23, 2017
The "I" in Human Innovation

Boston Chapter
June 21, 2017
Beyond the Champion: Institutionalizing a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation

Chicago Chapter
July 7, 2017
Evening Program Downtown