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4th R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit

This Summit has already been held. Please visit our current Metrics Summit.

Three Seminars

MPD II Measuring Product Development II
    View Abstract for MPD II
      Download MPD Table of Contents  

PPRD Proactive & Predictive R&D Metrics
    View Abstract for PPRD
      Download PPRD Table of Contents  

PDMP Product Development Metrics Portfolio
    View Abstract for PDMP
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Seminar Dates

MPD II Tuesday September 19, 2006 9:00AM - 5PM
PPRD (AM) + PDMP (PM) Wednesday September 20, 2006 8:30AM - 5PM
PDMP Thursday September 21, 2006 8:30AM - 4PM

Testimonials By Prior Metrics Summit Attendees

  Additional testimonials may be found here and here.

"Stimulating, high quality intelligent exposure to precisely relevant product development measurement/assessment methodologies. Anyone who wants to do more with less in today's economy must attend this seminar!"

-Mark Breland Director of Software Development Advanced Solutions International Inc.

"Excellent exposure to the various metrics that are currently being used. Gives you a running start in creating a metrics process."

-Gabriel Rojas, Program Manager, Argon ST

"Drinking water from a fire hose - a lot of information in a short period of time."

-Thomas Phair, Corporate Controller, ArQule, Inc.

"Great research and presentation. Brad is extremely knowledgeable. Group interaction and learning strong. Fast paced and interesting."

-Richard Jones, VP, R&D, Chatsworth Products Inc.

"This summit provides the right balance between theory and practical application of the concepts. It's the only session where I left with company-specific tool to use immediately."

-Herm Rosenman, VP Finance & CFO, Gen-Probe

"Confirmed what I knew while opening new doors. Thorough - lots of valid current data."

-Michele Dovel, Senior Manager, Engineering Process, General Dynamics AIS

"The seminar essentially confirmed my long - standing gut feelings about the process and selection of projects."

-Jim Hunter, VP Design Engineering, Klipsch Group Inc.

"It is an eye opening experience to see such an insightful discussion on R&D metrics."

-Lin Guo, Executive Director, Engineering Maxtor Corp

"Excellent learning opportunity with a diverse group of professionals led by an extremely knowledgeable instructor."

-Lana R. Kington, Director, Global R&D Operations Mgt., Mead Johnson Nutritionals

"A comprehensive and structured review of R&D metrics commonly used at the functional, program and corporate levels."

-John Elter, VP Systems Research, Architect, Plug Power, Inc

"Good introduction to Metrics and how to apply them to any area."

-Lisa Napolitano, Project Coordinator Reckitt Benckiser

"The workshop stimulated fruitful discussions that allowed me to understand how product development metrics can be applied to a non-profit driven industry."

-Muhammad EL, Manager, Sandia National Laboratories

"Provides stimulation for discussion on eventual implementation used to improve effiency."

-Luis A. Paz, Manager, Sandia National Laboratories

"This was the best source of information we have found regarding meaningful metrics in an R&D environment."

-Cliff Renschler, Sandia National Laboratories


-R. Kent Crawford, Vice President, Engineering, Schneider Electric: Square D

"I would recommend this course to any engineering R&D leader looking to take jurisdiction of their measurable by implementing meaningful metrics that give inward and outward visibility and alignment with company wide objectives."

-Shane Doehrmann, Director, R& D, Wellman Products Group

"The working groups were very good as the exposure to adjacent companies approach metrics were discussed debated and will be carried back to my company."

-Rich Dowell, VP, Research & Development, Wellman Products Group

"This extraordinary conference provided me with a great deal of pertinent and invaluable information to provide value to my company. The experiences and group interactions was well worth the time and money."

-Mike Dagar, General Manager, Solutions Development, Sunguard Higher Education

Summit Faculty

Bradford L. Goldense, NPDP, CMfgE, CPIM, CCP [seminar leader]

Bradford L. Goldense is Founder and CEO of Goldense Group, Inc. [GGI], a twenty two-six old Needham Massachusetts consulting and education firm concentrating in advanced business and technology management practices for line management functions. Mr. Goldense has consulted to over 150 of the Fortune 1000 and has worked on productivity improvement and automation projects in over 400 manufacturing locations in North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Abbott Laboratories, Bayer, S.C. Johnson, Ford, General Motors, John Deere, Phillips, Carrier, Molex, United Technologies, Bose, and Shure are representative among GGI’s clients. Mr. Goldense is an internationally recognized expert on both rapid product development and R&D metrics. Brad has been an invited guest on Alexander Haig’s World Business Review, and has appeared on PBS The Business & Technology Network, and on CNBC, and has authored or been quoted in over 150 articles in industry trade press. Brad is the Worldwide President of the Society of Concurrent Product Development [SCPD], and on the Worldwide Board of Directors for the American Society of Engineering Management [ASME]. View a more complete biography on GGI Staff page.

John R. (Dick) Power, PMP, CFP [instructor]

John R. (Dick) Power is Director of Executive Education at GGI. Mr. Power has been practicing in the advanced and new product development and production areas for over 30 years. He is highly experienced in project management of large and complex high technology products from Initial phases through production, distribution and sustaining support. As a US Army Signal Corps Officer, retiring as a Colonel in 1992, he was a leader in acquisition of electronic systems. More recently, Dick worked at GTE (before its merger with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon) as Director of Total Quality for the Government Systems Group and later as Corporate-wide program manager for information security. View a more complete biography on GGI Staff page.

Donald M. Stewart [instructor]

Donald M. Stewart has been practicing in the marketing and new-product business strategy areas for the past thirty-five years, and in the concurrent engineering area for the past fifteen years. Mr. Stewart worked for twenty years with Teradyne, Inc. Teradyne is the leading U.S. designer and manufacturer of semiconductor test systems. Don held a variety of positions at Teradyne including product manager, sales manager, sales engineer, and market support engineer. Mr. Stewart holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. View a more complete biography on GGI Staff page.

Summit Location

The seminar will be held at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood, Massachusetts. The Four Points/Norwood is equidistant between Boston and Providence on major U.S. Route 1. One can fly into either Logan Airport in Massachusetts or T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island, each about a 45 minute ride. (Less expensive airfares are potentially possible through T.F. Green Airport, as well as less traffic congestion en route.) There are several fine restaurants within walking distance, more within a short hotel shuttle ride. A major attraction of this hotel is its food. The General Manager is a former chef and the head chef is a name in the Northeast. "One Bistro," at the Four Points/Norwood, is a locally renowned restaurant and nighttime hotspot. One of New England's largest brand name discount shopping malls is just a short ride south on Route 1.

A block of rooms have been reserved for this conference. Hotel reservations must be made by Monday, August 21, 2006 to ensure availability. GGI's block of rooms will be released back to the hotel after this date.

Summit Brochure

All 3 seminars are represented in a single brochure for the Metrics Summit. The brochure includes a brief description of each seminar. Discounts are available for Teams with 3 or more people registering from the same company.

      Download Metrics Summit Brochure

Summit At-A-Glance

All three seminar agendas are portrayed in a single document for a quick read.

      Download Metrics Summit At-A-Glance


This Summit has already been held. Please visit our current Metrics Summit.

In the event your plans change after you register, GGI will give you a 100% refund through end-of-business EDT Monday August 21, 2006. Please note that a 5% credit processing fee will be deducted from your refund if you do choose to cancel.

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