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FFEFront Free Endpaper (books)
FFEFédération Française d'Equitation (French governing body for equestrian sport)
FFEForge Fast Expand (StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty; video game)
FFEFord Focus Electric (auto)
FFEFoundation for Education (various organizations)
FFEFund for Excellence (various organizations)
FFEFederally-Facilitated Exchange (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010)
FFEFast Finite Element
FFEFlexible Forwarding Engine
FFEFédération Française des Échecs
FFEFood for Education
FFEFlat File Extractor
FFEFédération Française d'Escrime (French: French Fencing Federation)
FFEFrontier: First Encounters (1995 computer game, sequel to Elite and Frontier)
FFEFédération Française des Éclaireuses (French: French Federation of Scouts)
FFEFire For Effect
FFEFox Filmed Entertainment (News Corporation)
FFEFurniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (architecture)
FFEFrozen Food Express Industries, Inc.
FFEFoundation For Excellence (Santa Clara, CA)
FFEFast Field Echo (Philips Medical Systems)
FFEFestival du Film Environnemental (French: Environmental Film Festival)
FFEFree Flow Electrophoresis
FFEFuzzy Front End
FFEFriends Forever
FFEFeature Freeze Exception (computing)
FFEFeed-Forward Equalizer
FFEFriede Freude Eierkuchen (German: Make People Think; gaming)
FFEFire Fighting Equipment
FFEForty Foot Echo (band)
FFEFamily Food Education (Oregon)
FFEFoundation for Evangelism
FFEField Force Engineering
FFEFederal Field Exercise (US FEMA)
FFEFindlay First Edition (show choir; Findlay, OH)
FFEFédération des Français de l'Étranger (French: Federation of French Citizens Abroad)
FFEFan Family Experience
FFEFondation Friedrich Ebert (French: Friedrich Ebert Foundation)
FFEFirst Floor Elevation (flood analysis)
FFEFree From Explosives (certificate)
FFEFinancial Front End
FFEFukuoka Futures Exchange (Japan)
FFEForty Foot Equivalent
FFEFat Finger Error
FFEFinish Floor Elevation
FFEFeather Follicle Epithelium
FFEFixtures, Furnishings and Equipment
FFEFlame Field Expedients
FFEFurniture, Furnishings and Equipment (architecture)
FFEFire Fighting Ensemble (US Navy)
FFEFunny Front End (motorcycle frame)
FFEFailed Fuel Element
FFEFast Freight Express
FFEFossil Fuel Equivalent (energy measurement)
FFEFlexible Fiberoptic Endoscopy
FFEFront Forward Edge (aviation load and balance)
FFEFull Force & Effect
FFEFast Friendly Efficient
FFEFull Flight Envelope
FFEFremont Flute Ensemble (Fremont, CA)
FFEFamilies for Estes (Estes Park, CO)
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Although the fuzzy front end remains ill-defined and, in many companies, somewhat chaotic, earlier studies have identified common behaviors and success factors in high-performing companies.
P2: It is postulated that the need for crowd-intelligence at SMEs is not the fuzzy front end, i.e.
The fuzzy front end of new product development for discontinuous innovations: a theoretical model.
For example, Hauser, Tellis and Griffin (2006) observe that "there is no doubt that the 'fuzzy front end' of a PD process has a big effect on a product's ultimate success." Yet prior research mainly focuses on NPD collaboration with suppliers in the NPD phase (e.g., Koufteros, Vonderembse and layaram 2005; Parker, Zsidisin and Ragatz 2008; Hong and Hartley 2011) but neglects the role of suppliers in the FFE phase.
The term "fuzzy front end" describes the earliest stage of an idea development and includes all the time spent on an idea as well as activities focusing on strengthening this idea, prior to the first official discussion of the idea.
The search and selection stages closely align with what Koen and colleagues (2001) define as the fuzzy front end. In the search phase, a company scans for radical innovation opportunities, engaging a range of techniques to source ideas and manage ideation; we have explored those techniques in previous work (Nicholas, Ledwith, and Bessant 2013).
They state that many of the practices that aid the NPD portion do not apply the Fuzzy Front End (FFE).
That's where fuzzy front end sensory testing comes in.
What comes out of the fuzzy front end of our product development process is what we call a "definition milestone." It's essentially a full-sized mock-up that embodies what the team believes needs to be the end result.
That work also introduced the term "front end of innovation," intended to replace the more expressionistic term "fuzzy front end," coined by Reinertsen (1985), with its implications that the front end is mysterious, lacks accountability, and cannot be managed.
Celebrate technological innovation and IRI's legacy--a past that includes being the first to explore such concepts as the fuzzy front end, open innovation, and Stage-Gate.
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