June 2017

Announcing the Keynote for the Competitive Edge Conference 

PDMA is excited to announce the keynote for the 2017 Competitive Edge Conference! Named one of the "Most Creative Women in Business" by Fast Company, Sarah Robb O'Hagan is the CEO of indoor cycling company Flywheel Sports.  She also served as the president of the luxury health club Equinox, global president of Gatorade, marketing director at Nike and marketing director at Virgin Entertainment Group.

Sarah's keynote, Change the Game by Playing Your Own: How to Build an Unbeatable Company, will explain how she successfully turned around Gatorade's struggling brand and created new runways for growth through new product lines. 

June Book Review
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World 
By Cal Newport.  

Review by: Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, NPDP

Take a look at your calendar and consult your colleagues. Everyone is busy. Your time is booked, it seems, from the moment you step foot into the office until your head hits the pillow at night.  You respond to an endless stream of emails and text messages, even after hours and on weekends. However, you just can't ever catch up and it never seems like you can find the time to accomplish the big things that you've planned.

Cal Newport's new book, Deep Work, helps to explain the phenomena behind our technology-driven busyness, and offers tips on how to focus and concentrate in order to achieve more in less time. 

Deadline Extended to June 18
Call for Papers: 2017 Research Forum

Submission Deadline Extended:  Sunday, June 18, 2017

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

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.
The New Product Development Professional (NPDP) Body of Knowledge is 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.
Upcoming PDMA Utah Chapter Event
Coming this June: The PDMA Utah Chapter has invited key Utah organizations to join in a discussion and provide visibility for product development assistance.

Most locals do not realize the amount of resources available in Utah -- many of which are very cost effective and even free. The Utah Chapter will host a panel discussion on these benefits for entrepreneurs and product developers to produce their product locally instead of overseas.

Chapter Featured Presentation: "Local Resources 4 Local Production"
When: June 27, 2017
Where: Impact Hub (150 S. State St. #100, SLC, UT 84111)
Time: 6:00 PM
Who can attend: All product developers in the general public are welcome.

RSVP to Robert Male so that the chapter can establish a headcount for the free dinner.
July 2017 Issue of JPIM Now Available!
Access the July 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.)
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Congratulations on Your NPDP Certification!
Congratulations to the PDMA community members who earned their NPDP Certification in May 2017! Learn more about NPDP Certification.

Igor Glavanic
Ray Tilkens
Shuaiming Yuan
In This Issue
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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
June 21, 2017
PDMA Pittsburgh Summer Social

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

Utah Chapter
June 27, 2017
Local Resources 4 Local Production

Chicago Chapter
July 7, 2017
Evening Program Downtown