April 19, 2018

From PDMA Headquarters
By now I hope you have had the opportunity to log in to PDMA's new website.  We hope you enjoy the new look, and more importantly, the new tools and resources, content navigation, and the new capabilities within our 'member central' and 'connected communities' environment. We are now at the end of phase one. During the next phase of website enhancement, we are building an expanded content hub, in addition to other site augmentations. These improvements are designed to provide our members with the tools and resources you need at every point in your product career.  We invite your suggestions and feedback as we look to continually improve your PDMA membership experience.

Highlighting some other news... perhaps you saw our exciting press release or social media posts announcing our keynote speaker, Olympic hero, "Miracle on Ice" goalie, Jim Craig at the 2018 PDMA Competitive Edge: Disrupting the Disrupters Conference.  The planning committee and staff are working excitedly on this fantastic and robust event. This is the premier 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 and is held in Chicago at the Swissôtel November 3 - 6. Save the date.  Registration will be opening in the next couple weeks. I look forward to meeting you there.

As always feel free to reach out to me with questions and comments. Thank you.

Best regards,
Eric Ewald, CAE
PDMA Executive Director
PDMA Annual Conference and JPIM Research Forum

Swissôtel Chicago | November 3 - 6, 2018
PDMA Conference Keynote: "Miracle on Ice" Hero Jim Craig

Miracle-Man Jim Craig, goaltender for the US Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team,  the 1980 "Miracle on Ice", and President of Gold Medal Strategies, is the keynote speaker at the 2018 Competitive Edge Conference: Disrupting the Disrupters, powered by PDMA. Hear Jim's inspiring story of how a group of amateur players, against all odds, pulled off the greatest upset, and triumphed over the Russian Red Army professional hockey team.   
PDMA's Competitive Edge Conference: Disrupting the Disruptors is a unique event experience attracting participants from across the United States and around the world. Product managers, product teams, and innovation executives will learn from Craig, and the amazing lineup of product visionaries, disrupting innovators, and other conference presenters. The 2018 PDMA Competitive Edge Conference and JPIM Research Forum is an annual event and is expected to draw more than 400 attendees.

Proposal Deadline: May 1, 2018

We are seeking Innovation Experts and Product Visionaries to speak at the Competitive Edge: Disrupting the Disrupters Conference powered by PDMA, November 5 - 6, in Chicago.  Apply to speak at one of four power-packed tracks:
  1. Driving Hyper-Customer Focus
  2. Building the Leadership Stack
  3. Super-Charging the Product Life Cycle
  4. PDMA Mechanisms of Action
2018 JPIM Research Forum 
powered by PDMA
Call for Papers!

The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), host of the  Journal of Product Innovation Management  (JPIM), is announcing its annual research forum. The  JPIM Research Forum,  powered by PDMA, is a premier research conference and proud to highlight JPIM, the leading academic journal for research on new product development (NPD) and innovation management.

Submission Deadline:  Friday, June 1, 2018 
Submission Decision: Acceptance/Rejection decision made by July 6, 2018
Welcome March 2018 New Members!
PDMA welcomed the following new members in March 2018. The PDMA community looks forward to working with you!

Academic Members

Lori Kendall
Varun Lingaiah Kopparthy
Jin Shi
Phyllis Speser

Professional Members

Jeremy Angelle
Christian Beuther
Michaela Blanchet
Alain Breillatt
Liz Brodd
Thorsten Burger
YuYu Chang
Jhao-Syong Chen
Matt Cochrane
Cecile Cremer
Gayathry Dasika
Tyrea Duncan
Orkide Ergon
Leopold Feiler
Joris Fokkelman
Tobias Gantner
Raphael Gielgen
Gerardo Gonzalez
Melanie Grunert
Alexander Gugumuck
Dorothea Haas
Astrid Haury
Koen  Houtappels
Ulrich Kerber
Rizwan Khan
Rolshoven Klaus
Verena Kuen
Ted Larson
Maarten Leyts
Liu lL
Reza Moussavian
Markus Rieger
Chad Sanborn
Barbara Schenk
Isabel Schomburg
Matthew Shaner
Heather Siebken
Markus Stolz
Yancey Stout
Thomas Stuehrenberg
Marc Thom
Anna Tollmien
Bharatkumar Unercat
Christian von den Brincken
Ariel Wiley

Student Members

Prince Benjamin
Okikiola Hunter
Takanori Kashino
Farid Malyar
Evan Maunder
Matthew Selego
Yuxuan Wang
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Upcoming Chapter and Global Affiliate Events

Sustainable Design Event 
May 1, 2018 
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May 1, 2018
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Foundations 3 - Idea/Portfolio Management
May 23, 2018
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Cary, North Carolina  27513

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Get the latest edition of our  PDMA  BOK  combining all NPDP exam preparation materials into one guidebook. 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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PDMA congratulates community members who earned their NPDP Certification in March 2018! Learn more about NPDP Certification .

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