Chapter 6. The Fuzzy Front End for Incremental, Platform, and Breakthrough Products

  1. Dr. Kenneth B. Kahn Ph.D. Associate Professor cofounding director industrial engineer project engineer manufacturing engineer
  1. Peter A. Koen BS in mechanical engineering, MS in mechanical engineering, Ph.D. in biomedical engineering associate professor director

Published Online: 15 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172483.ch6

The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development, Second Edition

The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development, Second Edition

How to Cite

Koen, P. A. (2004) The Fuzzy Front End for Incremental, Platform, and Breakthrough Products, in The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development, Second Edition (ed K. B. Kahn), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470172483.ch6

Editor Information

  1. University of Tennessee, USA

Author Information

  1. Consortium for Corporate Entrepreneurship (CCE), Stevens, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471485247

Online ISBN: 9780470172483

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Keywords:

  • Fuzzy Front End for incremental products;
  • platform and breakthrough products;
  • product strategies and acquisition strategies;
  • strategic vision and breakthrough products;
  • Technology Stage Gate Process

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What Is the Front End?

  • What are Incremental, Platform, and Breakthrough Products?

  • Fuzzy Front End for Incremental Products

  • Fuzzy Front End for Platform Products

  • Fuzzy Front End for Breakthrough Products

  • Summary

  • References