New Products Process

The success of new products is highly dependent on the quality of a company’s product development practices and processes. This course explores how structured and consistent processes across an organization contribute significantly to the successful development of products. The Stage-Gate, Integrated Product Development (IPD), Waterfall, Agile, Lean, and Design Thinking product development models all have advantages in specific situations. Students will learn the principles of each model and how to apply one or more of those models to particular circumstances. Students will also gain advanced knowledge of the software development process (e.g., Agile, Scrum, Jira, Git, DevOps, QA, etc.) and the UX design process and tools (e.g., User Research, Prototyping, Usability Testing, INvision, Balsamiq. etc.) to work effectively with developers, UX designers, and data scientists/analysts. Prerequisite: PRM-500. (3)

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