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Project Portfolio Management for New Product Development: Tracking the Project Cycle from Idea to Launch
Resource allocation and phase-based processes are key features to consider when selecting a project portfolio management solution for new product development

hr selecting for product manufacturing  strategic and financial control throughout the project or product lifecycle. The following article will examine the features and benefits of PPM in the NPD arena, as well as some of the vendors that provide specific functionality for this growing market segment. Challenges in NPD PPM is a key component of an organization's NPD strategy. The main challenge faced by managers and executives tracking NPD projects is the identification of bottlenecks within the NPD process that are relevant to their unique

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