Project Management for Product Development



After having discussed the process with which product development is performed, it is immediate to start thinking about ways for managing each individual development project. A firm will likely have defined a standard process that provides a general template. However, each initiative will be characterized by some degree of uniqueness, which suggests the use of tools and methods from the field of project management*.




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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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