Aug. 2017

2017 Competitive Edge Conference Powered by PDMA. Register Today!

Product Managers and Teams, have you registered for the 2017 Competitive Edge Conference powered by PDMA? Hop online to read up on the current Schedule of Events, what the Competitive Edge delivers and more.

Need some help convincing the boss to send the team? Pair the Convince-the-Boss flyer with one of two versions of a customizable proposal.

Team Up with PDMA Discount Code TEAM17: 
For companies that send three or more people, the third attendee will receive a 30% discount. This discount applies only to All Access and Conference Only Passes and is accessible with the registration code  TEAM17

Bring a Colleague Discount Code JOINME17: 
You can bring one non-member guest at the member rate with the code JOINME17. Limited to one per member and applies to new registrations only.

When you return back from the Competitive Edge Conference powered by PDMA with a wealth best practices for the whole team, your boss will thank you!  

Register today.
Even More Bang For Your Buck: Registration Add-Ons at the 2017 Competitive Edge Conference

New Product Development Professional Certification Workshop

Discount for PDMA BoK Guidebook with Registration 

Second City Improv and Innovation

VIP Backstage Pass

PDMA Chicago Social Event @mHub

Innovation Maturity Model Powered by PDMA
Keynote Speaker Sarah Robb O'Hagen, CEO of Flywheel Sports: What To Expect

Watch the video above to hear from Sarah about all the exciting highlights from her keynote at the 2017 PDMA Competitive Edge Conference.

Join PDMA Special Interest Group "La Futura" at Upcoming Conference

Have you ever heard about the saying "everything is bigger in Dubai"?. It is absolutely true, Dubai has the Burj Kalifha, which is the highest skyscraper in the world. The only shopping mall with an indoor sky, besides, it is the fastest growing city in the world. 

This year, the city of Dubai will host the biggest LaFutura event ever hold in the history of LaFutura on November 20-21, 2017. Moreover, for the very first time the future focused conference will be held in the Middle East.

Learn more information on the upcoming La Futura Conference here. Download a pamphlet of more information here.

PDMA members may also utilize 15% discount code "PDMA" to attend at the best rate.

Congratulations on Your NPDP Certification!
Congratulations to the PDMA community members who earned their NPDP Certification in July 2017! Learn more about NPDP Certification.

Prasanna Bhamidipati, NPDP
Po Chieh Chang, NPDP
Feng-Yi Feng, NPDP
Welcome July 2017 New Members!
PDMA welcomes the following new members in July 2017. The PDMA community looks forward to having you! 

Academic Members

Silvio Di Nardo
Michael McManus
Koichi Nakagawa

Professional Members

Georgette Barandiaran
Laurent Beaudouin
Caytie Bowser
Craig Brodbeck
Gerard Cox
Darius Cubbage
Nadine Cumberbatch
Amanda Dalesandry
Wayne Dudding
Michael Espina
Jane Fridley De Bigit
Nicholas Holdcraft
James Hollingsworth
Nishant Kanapilly
Patrick McAuliffe
John Nessen
John Oldenburg
Doug Roush
Thomas Sollars
Arunkumar Sathiyamoorthy
Brian Swetlic
Lucy Thompson
Pradeep Venkataraman
Gaylen Washington
Deborah Wolman
Barbara Zurbriggen

Student Members

Alaa Alawi
Aaron Kelley
Raj Thakker

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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
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Upcoming Chapter and Global Affiliate Events
Pittsburgh Chapter
August 22, 2017
The Future of Additive Manufacturing

Chicago Chapter
September 12, 2017
Evening Program Downtown

Carolinas Chapter
September 12, 2017
Foundations II: Consumer Insights
Get your GO-TO Resource  BoK powered by PDMA
Get the latest edition of our PDMA  BOK now  combining all preparation materials to study for the revised NPDP exam into a single publication. You can purchase a copy  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.
JPIM is free with PDMA Membership. Get your September issue now.
Access the September 2017 Issue of JPIM Online Now!

Members log in and access JPIM articles  here. Non-members may access abstracts.   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 from the Apple App Store to easily read all of the 2017 issues as well as articles awaiting publication under "Early View". S earch for "Journal of Product Innovation Management". (Not yet available for Android.) 

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