GGI RapidNews R&D Product Development eZine: Volume 3, Issue 10, December 2, 2002
In This Issue
BOOK REVIEW - 60 Trends in 60 Minutes (part one of three)
MANAGEMENT PRODUCTIVITY - Internet Resources for Design
NEW BIENNIAL SURVEY - 2002 RD&E Survey Results available soon
TELEVISION EVENT - Alexander Haig's World Business Review
NEW WEB CONTENT - New GTKs
FEATURED I-STORE ITEM - 1998 Product Development Metrics Research Summary
UPCOMING CONFERENCES & SEMINARS - Worldwide Business Research's Innovate 2002 Conference
60 Trends in 60 Minutes, by Sam Hill. John Wiley & Sons; August, 2002, 1st edition. 282 pages.
Marketing guru Sam Hill explains the trends that will have the biggest effects on marketing, brand management and product development. This book will help you to move from merely observing trends to understanding and profiting from them, through trend analysis. Trend analysis "means systematically dismantling a trend to understand what is behind it, why it is or isn't important, how it will manifest itself in the day-to-day world, and when it will break into the mainstream." The book also describes the "Trendblasting" process, a workshop to get at the heart of a trend and develop opportunities rapidly.
Trends from this book will be presented in three installments. This month's trends fall into the categories of "Economic and geopolitical trends" and "Technological trends."
60 Trends, Part One:
Economic and geopolitical trends
Next month, look for Social and Consumer trends.
The Internet has certainly had a great effect on product development, improving everything from information sharing to rapid prototyping. Web-based intranet sites can be a repository for a project's key information, past work (for reference), all product development process documentation, and links to resources. This month we present a list of Internet resources for R&D engineers, grouped by type.
The Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library http://www.eevl.ac.uk/
Standards & Specifications
GGI Gateways: Products - Specification Sources http://www.goldensegroupinc.com/gateway/ProdSpecSrc.shtml
GGI Gateways: Patent and Trademark Information http://www.goldensegroupinc.com/gateway/patent.shtml
Usenets (formerly deja.com) http://groups.google.com/
This is just a small listing of the vast array of resources on the Web for product development folks. A useful resource page with even more links for engineers can be found at http://www.machinedesign.com/ .
For more information, please refer to the following articles:
NEW BIENNIAL SURVEY
2002 RD&E Survey - Resource & Capacity Management:
The composite results of this year's Product
Development Metrics Survey were first presented to the public
by Brad Goldense at Management Roundtable's
Metrics Conference on October 29 in Chicago. Survey participants
have received the 100+-page Executive
Summary detailing the results, including graphics and analysis
of the data. By mid-December GGI will be publishing
the 3 versions of the survey results reports that we offer
for sale to the public: the text-only Highlights report, the
Summary report of composite results, and the detailed Results
report (with "special cuts" which are segment results).
These reports will be available in the Market Research section
of GGI's iStore
Alexander Haig's World Business Review: Brad Goldense has made several appearances on Alexander Haig's World Business Review, and more are on the way. The next show will air on December 15, 2002. Below is the link to find the specific December 15 airtimes in your area. Additionally, several previous shows are now available on streaming video. See below for details.
August 4th On-Location at GGI (3.5 minutes): This On-Location field report is now available in streaming video on GGI's website. To see the program, go to:
The web page includes links to download a streaming video player, if you do not currently have one installed on your computer.
September 29th In-Studio with Alexander Haig (22.5 minutes): This In-Studio program aired nationwide and internationally on the PBS Business and Technology Network (a subscription service) and on Tech TV from September 29 through October 13. Streaming video for this segment (as well as the entire 30-minute show) is now available at:
December 15 In-Studio with Alexander Haig (7.5 minutes) on CNBC paid programming: This In-Studio interview will air nationwide on Sunday, December 15. For specific broadcast times in your area, go to:
December 2002 United Airlines In-Flight Console (22.5 minutes): This In-Studio interview, which originally aired on September 29, will be shown on United Airlines international flights during the month of December 2002. For a list of flights, go to:
For more information on any of Brad's appearances on television, go to:
NEW WEB CONTENT
GTK-Gateways To Knowledge: Your resource for industry and product development related information and contacts offers thousands of links to providers of technologies and services for line management functions. The main entrance to GTK can be found at: http://www.goldensegroupinc.com/gateway/index.shtml
One of our top 3 MEGA Gateways is the Service Providers MEGA Gateway, a listing of hundreds of links to firms that provide services ranging from Accounting or Advertising to CAD, Market Research or Venture Capital. The Service Providers MEGA Gateway is located at:
Investor Relations: Find it in the Service Providers MEGA Gateway. This NEW Gateway offers links to companies that provide Investor Relations services. The URL is located at:
Another top MEGA Gateway is the Technology Providers MEGA Gateway, which is a directory of hundreds of links organized by technical topic (hardware and software). The Technology Providers MEGA Gateway can be found at:
OLAP (Online Analytical Processing): Find it in the Technology Providers MEGA Gateway. This NEW Gateway offers links to companies that provide Online Analytical Processing software. The URL is located at:
FEATURED GGI I-STORE PRODUCTS
Featured Item: GGI's iStore features one deeply discounted offering which usually runs for more than one month. The Featured Item is the "1998 Product Development Metrics Research Summary."
This 88-page report presents the detailed results of GGI's 1998 Product Development Metrics Survey, which focused on metrics systems in use in industry as well as rewards and recognition for product development performance. The report is organized in 5 sections, each of which contains factual observations, management analysis and a full set of graphics. This report, which analyzes the survey population of 190 respondents as a whole, will provide you with detailed information on
1. Types, frequency of, and specific metrics in use,
The price for the report has been dropped from $1760.00 to $1056.00, a deep discount of 40%. For more information or to purchase this valuable report, go to
UPCOMING CONFERENCES & SEMINARS
Worldwide Business Research "Innovate 2002:" Worldwide Business Research will hold its conference, "Innovate 2002" on December 4-5, 2002 in San Antonio, Texas. Innovate 2002 focuses on the theme of Optimizing collaborative product design, engineering and manufacturing to increase speed to market, improve time to volume and cut costs. The conference features keynote speaker Mike Morton, Director Global Product Development, General Motors, as well as case studies and workshops.
As part of the Special Post-Conference Performance Metrics & Benchmarking Summit on Friday, December 6, Brad Goldense will lead a workshop on "Metrics For Managing RD&E Resources & Capacity: A Survey Of North American Manufacturers and High-Tech Companies." He will present the results of results of GGI's 2002 Product Development Metrics Survey.
For more information, go to: http://www.wbresearch.com/innovate2002/
GGI RapidNews is an e-mail publication from Goldense Group, Inc (GGI). Its subject matter includes survey findings, company news, book reviews, key industry conferences and R&D information of interest to clients and associates. Please send communications to rn(at)goldensegroupinc.com. Thank you.