NPDP Certification Exam Info

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Get more information on the globally recognized certification in New Product Development - NPDP - awarded by Product Development and Management Association (PDMA).

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NPDP Certification Exam Info

  1. 1. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 Contents - About PDMA - NPDP Certification - About us (T.I.E.S.) - Our Prep Methodology
  2. 2. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 About PDMA • Product Development Management Association (PDMA) is a premier global advocate for product development and management professionals and a non-profit organization based in USA that connects innovators worldwide. • More information about PDMA @ http:// www.pdma.org
  3. 3. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 PDMA Mission • PDMA mission is to improve effectiveness of the individuals and organizations in product development and management.
  4. 4. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 PDMA OCI Award • PDMA awards Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) award. It is the only innovation award which recognizes sustained (5 or more years) quantifiable business results from new products and services.
  5. 5. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 PDMA JPIM Journal • PDMA publishes a leading academic journal called Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM) devoted to latest research, theory and practice related to NPD.
  6. 6. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 PDMA Visions Magazine • PDMA also publishes a magazine called Visions, which provides Product Developers with “Insights into Innovation”. – For more than 30 years, Visions has been publishing articles found no where else in the field of NPD.
  7. 7. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 PDMA NPDP Certification • PDMA awards globally acclaimed certification for individuals in NPD called New Product Development Professional (NPDP).
  8. 8. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 NPDP Certification
  9. 9. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 PDMA NPDP Certification - Benefits • For individuals: – Confirms mastery of NPD principles and best practices – Enables better job performance – Enhances career/promotion opportunities – Recognizes growth, professional development and competence in NPD – Increases recognition by peers, employers, and recruiters – Sets you apart as an expert and leader in your field – Is unique: ours is the only certification program for the NPD Professional.
  10. 10. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 PDMA NPDP Certification - Benefits • For management: – Identifies those who have sufficient product development knowledge and experience to move into a leadership position. – Differentiates between hiring candidates. Beyond considering an individual's experience, you can assess their product development knowledge as well as their interest in professional growth and development.
  11. 11. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 PDMA NPDP Certification - Benefits • For organization: – Supports an organizations drive for process consistency and discipline in new product development. It offers the right "big picture," baseline and areas of focus. – Top-performing companies understand that properly training employees leads to direct, measurable bottom-line benefits. Several leading companies are already sponsoring NPDP Certification across their corporations.
  12. 12. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 PDMA Body of Knowledge • Comprises of 6 process areas: 1. NPD Strategy 2. Portfolio Management 3. NPD Process 4. Tools and Metrics 5. Market Research 6. Teams, People and Organizational Issues Note: NPDP tests mastery over the 6 process areas
  13. 13. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 NPDP Cert Exam Content Knowledge Area % of questions in exam # of questions in exam Strategy 15% 30 Portfolio Management 10% 20 NPD Process 20% 40 Tools & Metrics 20% 40 Market Research 15% 30 Teams, People & Org Issues 20% 40 Note: Product Lifecycle Management is not included in NPDP certification exam.
  14. 14. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 NPDP Cert Exam Process • Determine your eligibility here • Apply for certification to PDMA here – $200 processing fee for non-members – $0 processing fee for members • Get approval (Eligibility Id) from PDMA to write exam • Schedule exam at Prometric.com (Eligibility Id required) – $250 exam fee for all • Pass the exam • Apply for NPDP certification at pdma.org • Get certification credentials by mail
  15. 15. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 About us (T.I.E.S.)
  16. 16. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 About us (T.I.E.S.) • We offer courses in NPD for Senior Executives, Product Developers, Product Managers, Team Leads, R&D Professionals and others working in or managing PD teams. • We offer courses in NPDP Certification Exam Preparation for individuals.
  17. 17. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 About us (T.I.E.S.) • We provide Online courses for NPDP Certification Exam preparation: – Practice Exams – Mobile access for any time, any place study – Social learning – FREE self-assessment test to measure individual readiness to write the exam.
  18. 18. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 About us (T.I.E.S.) • We offer both classroom and online courses for NPDP certification exam preparation. • Our online self-study guides can be accessed 24x7. • All of our courses are designed by certified NPDP.
  19. 19. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 About us (T.I.E.S.) • Online self-study guides are useful for students who cannot attend our classroom sessions, but, would like to prepare for NPDP certification exam at their own pace.
  20. 20. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 About us (T.I.E.S.) • We have study guides for: – Each process area in PDMA BoK, and – A comprehensive study guide that covers ALL the 6 process areas in PDMA BoK.
  21. 21. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 Our Suggested NPDP Cert Exam Prep Strategy
  22. 22. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 NPDP Cert Exam Prep Strategy • We suggest a FOUR step approach to prepare for NPDP cert exam: – Step 1: Review thoroughly the two books, • New Products Management by Anthony Di Benedetto and Merle Crawford • Winning at New Products – Accelerating the process from idea to launch by Robert G Cooper
  23. 23. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 NPDP Cert Exam Prep Strategy – Step 2: Take our self-assessment test online at http://learning.ennovient.com with the user credentials sent to you by email.
  24. 24. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 NPDP Cert Exam Prep Strategy – Step 3: Attend our two day classroom session or enroll in our online self-study courses at http://www.ennovient.com.
  25. 25. Thursday, May 15, 2014 T.I.E.S. @ennovient.com Copyright ©2013 NPDP Cert Exam Prep Strategy – Step 4: Take our online practice exams to verify your mastery over the PDMA BoK by enrolling in our NPDP practice exam courses at http://www.ennovient.com.

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