Praise for Flexible Product Development "Speed has always been a critical element in the product design process. But as Preston Smith points out, one must be extraordinarily flexible as well in one's development and innovation processes. In the light-speed world we live in today, as Smith so poignantly points out, one's ability to use intelligent, knowledge-based flexibility is an imperative to winning each day, every day." -Michael D. Thieneman, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Whirlpool Corporation "Preston's previous book, Developing Products in Half the Time, was chock-full of time-to-market gems. This one goes further, showing time-to-market in a new light and providing even more wisdom that's right on for today." -Chuck Blevins, Ph.D., director, Office of Program Management LifeScan, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson) "Preston provides exceptionally detailed treatment of techniques to help any program manager lead difficult, constantly changing projects. His many examples show how these tools work in the real world." -Jim Callahan, PMP, senior program manager, C-Cor "This book addresses what's concerned me lately: how to make product development more effective and quicker. It emphasizes that project leaders should manage decisions and risk rather than tasks and processes because decisions are what really drive the project." -James Joseph Snyder, product development manager, Medtronic, Inc.Smith, Preston G. is the author of 'Flexible Product Development Building Agility for Changing Markets', published 2007 under ISBN 9780787995843 and ISBN 0787995843.