Chad Mcallister

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Chad McAllister, PhD is a recognized Top 40 Product Management Influencer and a Top 10 Innovation Blogger. He is the host of Product Mastery Now, a top-1% business podcast enjoyed by thousands of product managers, leaders and innovators since 2014. Each week he provides a valuable discussion exploring topics that equip you for success. Find the podcast on your favorite podcast player by searching for Product Mastery Now, or at With 30+ years of product experience, he helps product managers and leaders move towards product mastery, creating greater value for customers and their organizations. He frequently works with product teams, facilitating their move to higher performance. He also teaches product and innovation management graduate courses. He holds two degrees in Electrical Engineering, a PhD in Innovation, and professional certifications from PMI (Project Management Professional), PDMA (New Product Development Professional) and AIPMM (Certified Innovation Leader). Connect with Chad via LinkedIn at


PhD, Capella University

MS, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

BS, University of Colorado

Awards / Honors

Product Management Top 40 Influencer, Product Management Year in Review, 2016

Top 10 Innovation bloger, Innovation Excellence, 2016


McAllister, C. A. (2020). Product Development and Management Body of Knowledge, 2nd Ed.


Gulur, S. (2018). Applying the Lean Canvas as a Minimum Viable Business Case. Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)

Mcallister, C. A. (2017). Culture, Organization and Teams: How to Accelerate Your Product Capability. Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)

McAllister, C. A. (2020). DELUXE Corp Case Study. Boston University

Mcallister, C. A. (2019). New Product Development Professional Certification Training Workshop. Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)

Mcallister, C. A. (2017). Why Product Management And Innovation Fail And What To Do About It. AIPMM