Operations Management: Product and Service Management
Product and service management is the process of designing, creating, and maintaining a product or service through all stages of its lifecycle. It involves a wide range of operations, marketing, and sales related activities. These activities encompass the entire range of product life cycle—from the conception of a new product or service idea, to its design and launch, and later through its growth, maturity, and decline stages. Operations aspects of product management are very vital to the success of new and existing products and services. Every organization conducts product management activities, whether knowingly or unknowingly, that integrate operations, marketing, and sales functions to deliver desired products and services to customers. This course provides a broad overview of the product and service management functions from an operations management perspective. More specifically, it walks you through the phases of product life-cycle and stages of new product development. This course also introduces some examples of strategies for managing existing and mature products and services.
What You Will Learn
- match phases of the product life cycle to actions that should be taken at each phase
- sequence the stages of the new product development process
- match current best practices in new product development with their description
- match strategies used to manage existing and mature products and services with examples of the ways they are used