Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2010


Antonie Jetter

Course Title

New Product Development

Course Number

ETM 547/647


Technology -- Management, New products -- Management, New business enterprises -- Management, Protection of plants


This paper is a journal of team 1 activities, both successful and otherwise, centering on our teams endeavors to exercise New Product Development processes described in the Karl T. Ulrich and Steven D. Eppinger‟s book along with the Engineering and Technology Management New Product Development class materials. The product chosen was a potted plant cover, which restricts access to soil from small animals. The paper follows the format of having a chapter for each stage and contained in that chapter is a short summary: describing what the stage contains; how our team exercised the stage; results from the stage and a short list of key learning(s). The paper walks through NPD activities such as: product selection; market profiling; needs analysis; engineering constraint considerations; concept/prototype development and a rudimentary cost analysis. Finally, a conclusion is added summarizing our team‟s experiences and our project‟s high points and short-comings. Lastly, an appendix is added to attach key models, data, surveys, diagrams, pictures etc.


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