Lexington, KY (PRWEB) April 11, 2006
The Photizo Group, a leader in effective New Product Development Training, will offer comprehensive “boot camp” review sessions in three cities to help marketers, project managers and others better prepare for the rigorous Product Development Management Association (PDMA) New Product Development Professional (NPDP) certification exam. Individuals who receive certification benefit through better job performance and enhanced career opportunities, while their employers achieve greater process consistency and discipline.
The Photizo NPDP Boot Camp is the only course of its kind to offer such in-depth preparation for the rigorous certification. The extensive testing covers major issues such as strategy, portfolio management, processes, tools and metrics, market research, teams, and organizational topics.
Training dates are May 31 – June 2 in Lexington, Kentucky; August 23 – 25 in St. Louis, Missouri; and October 25 – 27 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Each two-and-one-half-day session is taught by a certified NPDP instructor using the official PDMA review session workbook. In addition to the intensive exam review, students will also learn proven best practices to drive greater innovation within their organizations through New Product Development.
“New Product Development is one of the most important strategies for helping companies to grow and compete in today’s tough markets,” said Ed Crowley, founding partner of the Photizo Group. “The Photizo team has been developing and launching new products for over twenty years. We’ve been through the certification process ourselves, and we draw on our extensive experience in helping companies achieve real results with NPD strategies. We’re extremely qualified to help students prepare for a successful outcome with the NPDP exam.”
Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee, along with a one-year subscription to The Intelligence Briefing, a highly regarded bi-monthly publication targeted to organizations pursuing best practices in new product development and market intelligence. Students also receive 20 hours of PDMA Professional Development Hours (PDH) credit towards recertification.
Registration for the complete NPDP Boot Camp is $1,295 for PDMA members and $1,495 for non-members. Groups of three or more from the same company qualify for a discount rate of $1,095 per student. This comprehensive program is also available on-site; contact the Photizo Group for a quote. Advanced registration is required, and the class is limited to 20 individuals.
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