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Design In an Uncertain World: A New Rationale for Flexible Product Development

If there?s one word that characterizes today?s climate it is uncertainty. Product development is an activity that tends to rely on long-term planning and resource management. How can it best be managed in a climate where uncertainty rules the day? Fortunately, noted product development expert Preston Smith has been working for several years on the problem of design for uncertainty. Smith suggests that the ability to respond to the hazard of uncertainty entails flexible product development. This article is available to registered users of FastTrack. Please note that becoming a registered user of Fast Track is free, and every month we make exclusive, member-only, Fast Track articles available to our registered users. Join Today!


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