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Improving Market Success Rates through Better Product Definition

World Class Design to Manufacture

ISSN: 1352-3074

Article publication date: 1 August 1994


Details research which shows that product definition is crucial to increasing overall success. Reports research undertaken within Hewlett‐Packard that uncovered ten product definition factors preprequisite to successful product development. Further research across Fortune 100 companies expanded the list to include an eleventh essential factor. Concludes that each of the 11 factors have to be completed adequately, prior to exiting the product definition phase; and these can be completed only through a multidisciplinary product development team.



Wilson, E. (1994), "Improving Market Success Rates through Better Product Definition", World Class Design to Manufacture, Vol. 1 No. 4, pp. 13-15.




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