Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Business Administration



First Advisor

Daniel W. Kemper

Second Advisor

Joseph Silverio

Third Advisor

Jan Kniffen


The purpose of this study is to develop a new product development project management manual for a typical firm. It will also investigate many of the problems companies have had managing the development of new products, as well how these companies have addressed the problems. The manual is intended to define a project management system by describing the goals of project management; the project management organization for the firm; job descriptions as they pertain to project management; the product development cycle; the project management process; and the procedures that will be used to plan, monitor, and control a project. It is not intended to be the ideal system for all firms, but one way to implement project management. For this reason, it will also outline a procedure to be used to customize the manual for a particular firm's needs.

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