PDMA Glossary


    Some of the definitions for terms in this glossary have been adapted from the glossary in New Products Management, by C. Merle Crawford and C. Anthony Di Benedetto. Terms, phrases, and definitions generously have been contributed to this list by the PDMA Board of Directors, the design teams for the PDMA Body of Knowledge, the editors and authors of The PDMA ToolBooks 1, 2 and 3 for New Product Development (John Wiley & Sons, 2002, 2004), the editors and authors of The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development, both 1st and 2nd editions (John Wiley & Sons, 1996, 2004) and several other individuals knowledgeable in the science, skills and art of new product development. We thank all of these volunteer contributors for their continuing support.

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