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Perspective on new technology product introduction
Author(s): Douglas A. Kirtpatrick
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Paper Abstract

This set of Lessons Learned concentrates on four key messages. There are a thousand stories that go along with these messages, but please understand they are partially configured stories to make sure that the points are understood. In going from a technology to a product some of the key messages are: ● Know where you're going ● Go fast ● Stay nimble because change is okay ● And no matter what you do, no matter how much you plan, surprises never stop Again, the events that I describe are an edited work, creatively augmented, and may not reflect the versions of actual events. Likewise, the photographs are representative and may or may not depict actual events. I think that will protect those involved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9197, An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned III, 919705 (5 December 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2068468
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Douglas A. Kirtpatrick, InnerProduct Partners (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9197:
An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned III
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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