New Product Development Professional Course

Program and Dates 2016

The New Product Development Professional course is presented in six modules of one day. All modules start at 9:00 AM and will finish at 9:00 PM.

The start of a new cycle of this course is planned at Tuesday November 14th, 2017.
Note: STEM/NBDA maintains the right to change the dates and/or the location.

Modules NPDP

Module 1: Tuesday 14 November 2017

  • Welcome
  • Introduction: 'Me, myself and my company' (self prepared introduction of participants)
  • Personal Development and Innovation case
  • Introduction New Business & Product Development
  • Process for innovation/development of products, services and processes 

Module 2: Tuesday 28 November 2017

  • Need for a clear Company and Product Strategy and alignment
  • Masterclass on Individual Innovation Case
  • Personal Development - during this module we pay attention to the results of the online development assessment

Module 3: Tuesday 12 December 2017

  • Portfoliomanagement
  • Workshop Fuzzy Front End: Idea Generation & Creative Thinking

Module 4: Tuesday 16 January 2018

  • Tools and metrics
  • Sustainability as inspiration for innovation: strategic and operational aspects in New Product Development

Module 5: Tuesday 30 January 2018

  • Teams, people and organizational issues
  • Market Research
  • Special Guest: a case study

Module 6: Tuesday 13 February 2018

  • Product launch: Go to market strategies & other marketing aspects.
  • Exam review session.
  • Master Class: on your own case and the implications for your daily practice.

Exam training

In this course a one-day exam training is included. This day is planned on Tuesday 10 April 2018

Preparations on the exam
To be prepared for the PDMA/NPDP exam, next to this course you need 40 to 60 hours for individual study on books and articles.

Books and articles
For your preparations you receive three books recommended by us
 at the first day of this course

  • The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development; Kenneth B. Kahn (editor), George Castellion and Abbie Griffin
  • New Products Management; Merle Crawford, Anthony Di Benedetto
  • Winning at New Products; Robert G. Cooper

Note: he costs of these books are included in the tuition fee of this course.

During the lectures the tutors also give information on your preparations on the exam. In addition we hand out some recommended articles to read. 

Exam training day
We have deliberately chosen for a period of approximately on month between the last course day and the exam training day which is part of this course.

A week before the exam training day you receive login codes to enter an online test exam of 100 examples of exam questions. Based on the results, we provide you during the exam training day a program on topics which need more attention and explanation.

PDMA / NPDP exam

After you succeeded the PDMA exam, you are able to start the procedure to get the New Product Development Professional certification. 

But at first you have to attend the PDMA exam. This is an online exam based on 200 multiple choice questions. The online PDMA exam will be planned individually.

To pass the exam you also need to be member of the Product Development Management Association (PDMA). It's for this reason a basic membership of PDMA for a period of 12 months is included in the price of this course.

Already member of PDMA?
a. We take into account the membership fees you or your company paid already.

b. If you are over 6 months member of PDMA you get a special membership discount. Send your request by e-mail to receive the special membership code and more information on the discount you get. 

Our Phone Number: +31 (0)6 204 275 84