Chapter 7

Management of Information Technology Driven Product Development Processes

Nitin R. Joglekar

Boston University

Ali A. Yassine

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

INTRODUCTION

THE ACCEPTANCE OF INTERNET AND WEB browsing technologies in mainstream business processes has altered the execution of product development (PD) processes. This chapter explores the notion of Information Technology driven product development (IT-PD) from a process management perspective.1

The Internet has become a virtual sandbox in which designers play with a host of development and information resources. Three data panels presented in Table 7.1 capture the degree to which these technologies have affected the electronic design industry.

The top two panels in ...

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