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Commercializing Great Products with Design for Six Sigma by David W. Bacon, Randy C. Perry

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Chapter 7. Business Plan Overview

As companies commercialize new products using the Design for Six Sigma methodology, development of a comprehensive business plan represents a critical milestone. A business plan is a living document that describes the business, marketing, and operating strategy for the new product. Key elements of the business plan are developed as a project progresses through Stages 1, 2, and 3 of the Stage-Gate process. Using the DFSS tools shown in Figure 6-1, and a detailed project management schedule, the design team will develop answers to the questions posed in the scorecards for the Gate 1 and 2 reviews. As the project develops in maturity, going from an embryonic idea in Stage 1 to a project approved for initial design ...

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