17th R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit
This Summit will provide participants with a snapshot of the evolution, current status, and projected future of R&D and Product Development Metrics as viewed from the top of corporations.
Finally, and this is not true of all GGI Metrics Summits, GGI has just completed our 6th North American study of R&D and Product Development practices in the areas of R&D Operating Environments, Organic Innovation, Open Innovation, Intellectual Property, and the Top Corporate R&D Metrics In Use. Two-hundred companies from the USA, Canada, and Mexico participated in numbers that represent the relative R&D spending of the North American countries. It will be difficult to find information that is more current to augment the practical nature and usable outcomes of this Summit.
The ability of officers, managers, and key professionals to direct and make their organizations productive through metrics and measures is the focus of the 17th R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit to be held April 15-17, 2014 in metro Boston.
The First Two Seminars
The first seminar [Measuring Product Development II (MPDII) - April 15] is focused on the issues that top management has to deal with that are based on judgment and are often hard to quantify. The topics span the subjects of setting hurdle rates, assessing risk and complexity, trade-off analysis, measuring capacity, and assessing overall financial performance. Click to view the MPDII Abstract or to download the MPDII Table of Contents.
The Third Seminar-Workshop
The third Seminar, is more accurately a Workshop [Product Development Metrics Portfolios (PDMP) - April 16 PM and April 17]. From start to completion, participants work in groups to develop "a set of measures suitable for measuring the entire organization and the activities within it." The Coursebook for the Workshop is a reference compendium of hundreds of measures for R&D organizations spanning most categories of measures. It contains metrics for Advanced Development, Intellectual Property, and Functional/Technical/Productivity.
The scorecard each group will create will contain a comprehensive set of measures for the R&D organization as a whole at the top officer level. This portfolio of metrics will be suitable to pass the necessary metrics to the CEO that are needed by the corporation. This portfolio of metrics will be suitable to consistently measure projects, and the functional and technical organizations that perform the projects. Improvement measures will also be addressed. Click to view the PDMP Abstract or to download the PDMP Table of Contents.
The US Patent & Trademark Office granted a trademark to GGI in January 2007 for our Linked Metrics Portfolio® framework which is used during the Workshop. Our lean practical framework results in a set of metrics that span 4-6 organization levels while remaining integrated.
Who Should Come
Our overall approach to the Summit is geared to top-level professionals that manage entire organizations, departments, budgets, and senior program management executives. Numerous companies have brought teams of officers ranging from three to ten in size in the quest to develop a set of metrics they can all agree to for R&D and product development.
You may view a list of Companies that have participated in prior GGI Summits. Also helpful in determining what to expect are the words of prior Metrics Summit participants: September 2005 Testimonial, December 2005 Testimonial, March 2006 Testimonial, September 2006 Testimonial, March 2007 Testimonial, August 2007 Testimonial, January 2008 Testimonial, June 2008 Testimonial, April 2009 Testimonial, December 2009 Testimonial, May 2010 Testimonial, May 2011 Testimonial, October 2011 Testimonial, June 2012 Testimonial, March 2013 Testimonial, November 2013 Testimonial. We continue to be grateful to Summit alumni for sharing their take-away thoughts!
The Metrics Summit will be led by Bradford L. Goldense, NPDP, CMfgE, CPIM, CCP. Mr. Goldense is a recognized expert on R&D metrics, product development, and corporate innovation. Brad, John R. [Dick] Power, and Dr. Hans Ludi together will facilitate the Workshop. Other members of the GGI Team will be in support during the Summit.
[Registration is closed. Folks wishing to register at the last minute should please contact GGI directly at 781-444-5400.]
Where Is It
Our location is convenient from either Boston-Logan or Providence-Green [great rates] airport. Mention GGI's Summit when you call the hotel. This newly upgraded Sheraton Conference Facility is completely Wi-Fi, has all amenities, a great walking trail, and boasts a five star chef. For more information about the conference hotel, alternative hotel accommodations, transportation, restaurants, and other area information, please visit the I'm Already Registered web site.
For more information about Goldense Group, Inc., a twenty-eight year old internationally recognized company in the areas of product development and measurement, go to the GGI Home Page, or give us a call at 781-444-5400.
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