Jan. 2018

From the Chair
Exciting Times Ahead! 
Best wishes to all PDMA members for a happy, prosperous, and rewarding 2018.
Following our highly successful International Conference, held in Chicago fall of last year, the PDMA leadership team has been working hard on initiatives that will be value-added for PDMA members. At the very heart of these initiatives is the focus on our PDMA Body of Knowledge (BoK) centered on product management and product development. In 2018, you will see a number of changes to PDMA's offerings, all grounded in continuous improvement and the communication of our Body of Knowledge. We will be launching an improved website experience, a new format for Visions, and new training and certification programs. We are also very excited to announce that the PDMA Research Forum & Annual Conference returns to Chicago, November 3 - 6, 2018 . Be sure to save the date!  As we implement these initiatives you will witness a deeper connection with members at the "grassroots" level. To achieve this connection, we are placing significant emphasis on Chapter and International affiliate engagement.
These are early days for our new initiatives and we will update you on progress as implementation proceeds.
PDMA is an organization in motion and positioned for growth. We are very pleased to announce, as of January 1, 2018, the engine room of PDMA headquarters is being staffed by Ewald Consulting , an association management company based in St Paul, USA. With decades of experience in managing large-scale associations, Ewald's renowned professional staff will be a valuable resource and provide PDMA members with an exceptional membership experience. Eric Ewald serves as our new Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Directors. Eric and PDMA staff will be responsible for all operational aspects of PDMA, from membership services, to member communications and event planning. Eric can be reached at  eewald@pdma.org.
This is an exciting time for PDMA. Your PDMA leaders, and new staff, are fully committed to making 2018 the best. We are "fired up" to deliver on our mantra of being "the world's leading association for product management and product development professionals", and to provide the best service and support for all of our members worldwide.
We look forward to your on-going engagement in, and support for, PDMA. Please do not hesitate to contact me personally with any issues, questions or suggestions - and, even better, interest in ways to get involved.
Yours in PDMA
Allan Anderson
Submit Your Nominations for PDMA's 31st Annual Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award Today!
Nominations Deadline is March 12, 2018

Over the course of  31 years, PDMA's exclusive
Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award has become the premier honor for industry innovators.
The Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI)
Award selection process provides an excellent mechanism for identifying companies that create and capture l ong-term value through product and service innovation.  Companies around the world are eligible for this global award. Self-nominations are encouraged. 

The 2018 winners will join 55 organizations granted the OCI Award during its 31-year history. Past winners include Henkel, Lennox, BD (Becton Dickinson), Starbucks, BMW, Clorox, Corning, Dow Chemical, Marriott and Novozymes.

On behalf of the OCI Nominations Committee, thank you for your interest and help in identifying and nominating high-performance companies with sustained innovation achievement of distinction. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Suzanne Thompson
Chair, Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Committee
PDMA - Product Development and Management Association
Save the Date!
PDMA's 2018 Competitive Edge Conference and Research Forum returns to Chicago's Swissôtel, November 3 - 6, 2018

You can't miss PDMA's 2018 Conference! This is the #1 global conference on end-to-end product development and innovation management. The conference delivers a mix of keynotes, workshops, TED-style talks, presentations from Outstanding Corporate Innovators (OCI) Award winners and career-enhancing networking. You'll come away with PDMA's vast body of knowledge that has direct application to your role in product development and innovation.
Exciting details coming soon!
Congratulations on Your NPDP Certification!
Congratulations to the PDMA community members who earned their NPDP Certification in December 2017! Learn more about NPDP Certification .

Kacy Bill, NPDP
Michael Mooneyham , NPDP
Raymond Castro , NPDP
Shih-Fan Wen , NPDP
Stephen Atherton , NPDP
Xin Du , NPDP
Welcome December 2017 New Members!
PDMA welcomed the following new members in December 2017. The PDMA community looks forward to working with you!

Academic Members

Milagro C. Sanoja
Kenneth Teal

Professional Members

Faizal Aidul Fitri
M. Asril Aminulloh
Catherine Conaghan Rivan
Nilesh Dattatraya Karmarkar

Linda Fitzgerald
Ferdi Ganda Kurnia
Eric Gertie
Asep Gunawan
Daniel Harman
Husen Miftah
Tubagus Mualif
Stacy Norman
Suniarti Pangjaya
Deidra Peacock
Erwin Pieter Tarigan
Adi Prawiranata
Marie-Emilie Rojas
Chandra Sari
Andri Sembiring
Arifin Setiawan
Soesilo Soesilo
Rami K. Soufi
Made Sudarsana
Swathi Tadepalli
Vidya Thangirala
Tana Tyler
Daniel T. Wolf

Student Members

Elizabeth Athena Braun
Nathaniel Marcus Licorish, NML
Ronit Mukerji
Cesar E Venegas

Team Members

Lesli Fowler
Torshira Moffett, NCQA
Natalie Mueller
Eric Musser, MPH
Ronique Taffe
Amy Tennant
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.

Upcoming Chapter and Global Affiliate Events
Foundations 5 
January 31
Learn More and Register

Chicago Chapter
February 6
Evening Program Downtown
JPIM is free with PDMA Membership. Get your January issue now.
Access the January 2018 Issue of JPIM Online Now!

Members log in and access JPIM articles  here. Non-members may access abstracts. H ard 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 issues as well as articles awaiting publication under "Early View". S earch for "Journal of Product Innovation Management". (Not yet available for Android.) 
Journal of Product Innovation Management 
Announcement of Search for Editor-In-Chief  
The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is seeking applications for the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM), the top journal in the Innovation and New Product Development domain, to start in the position on January 1, 2019. Full information about the position and application process can be found at: http://abbiegriffin.org/JPIMEditor.html.

All applications should be submitted before February 28, 2018, to Professor Abbie Griffin, Vice President of Publications for the PDMA ( abbie.griffin@eccles.utah.edu ; 801-585-1772). 
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.  

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