CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with the Total Innovation Management Foundation (TIM) for the development, maintenance, sale, and distribution of a new International Standard for Product Innovation Management. This unique tool helps organizations and individuals to achieve innovation excellence, beyond simple operational excellence.
The PDMA Product Innovation Management Standard and accompanying Accreditation and Certification Program provide individuals and organizations with the knowledge and systematic process required to assess, develop, improve, and implement unique innovation management systems to obtain successful and sustained innovation. It is based on rigorously researched and objective best practices in the field of new product development. PDMA will make the PIM Standard, now in beta-release format, available at www.pdma.org.
PDMA Launch of the Product Innovation Management Standard
The PDMA is officially launching the PIM Standard in October at the annual Product Innovation Management conference, October 26-30 in Phoenix, Arizona. Attendees will be able to experience a sampling of the assessment tools, interact with the developers, and learn how to apply the Standard to their business. Registration is open at www.pim.pdma.org.
About The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)
The Product Development and Management Association (www.pdma.org), a non-profit association, is the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals, providing resources for professional development, learning and networking to enable innovation efforts. Call 312.673.5528 for Product Innovation Management Annual Global Conference sponsorship opportunities. www.pdma.org.
About the Total Innovation Management Foundation (TIM)
TIM is an international non-profit organization and a Centre of Excellence for the innovation sector worldwide, cooperating with innovation professional associations and trade organizations. Through this cooperation, TIM determines criteria for judging innovation capabilities of organizations and the quality of professionals in innovation management. It is TIM’s mission to professionalize the field of innovation by initiating and developing the world’s first international innovation management standard to help organizations innovate better, faster, and cheaper. www.timfoundation.org