The overall goal is to introduce the spectrum of activities that are normally involved in the different product development phases. The main objectives are to:

Review the main activities of performing a feasibility study and selecting an optimum concept.

Discuss the main stages of designing and manufacturing a product Discuss the main activities involved in testing and refining a new product and then launching and selling it

Analyze the environmental issues that are involved in making a product and in retiring it

Explain the concepts of life cycle costing and the product life cycle