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Thoughts From Summit Alumni: Metrics Summit 14

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"An excellent and thorough presentation of the state of product development metrics with a clear recipe for implementation."

-Scott Drumm, Director, R&D, Abbott Vascular

"In a nutshell money well spent. I got far more value than I expected. A huge ROI from my perspective."

-Herb Joiner, VP, Engineering, Actiance, Inc.

"Good overview of R&D Metrics from various angles: basic research, applied research, advanced development and product development."

-Barbara Bell, Director, Program Management, Boston Scientific Corporation

"This conference provided a perfect mix of fact history and real world examples that yields a high level of understanding."

-Dana Landry, Sr. Director & Corp. Innov. Council Mgr., Covidien

"Excellent overview covering all areas supplying the data necessary to implement a focused and bespoke set of metrics tailored to our needs."

-George Burnett, Manager, Global New Product Development, National Oilwell Varco, Branot

"Best compilation of metric tools and how to use them in one place with accurate practical experience being shared."

-David Jandzinski, Manager, Technology Development, RF Micro Devices Inc.

"The best semantic/conference investment that I've made in years ."

-Kurt Kiesow, Director, Product Development - ISRG, SAIC

"Mr. Goldense is the wizard of R&D metrics, plus an excellent teacher. I left the workshop with 37 metrics I can put in place on Monday."

-Stephen Anderson, VP Engineering, Transition Networks, Inc.

"Best and most practical workshop with application to everyday business evaluation of project development status.”

-Paul Jamieson, Director, Technology, Wabtec Passenger Transit

"Very comprehensive summit with much content around MPD Metrics.”


"It was helpful to learn about new metrics and which metrics other organizations find most useful.”


"Very practical and useful conference that provided all the tools that we need to customize for our company metrics.”

-Grace Hu
Technical Operational Controller
Abbott Vascular

"Exceeded my expectations regarding the level of practical & applicable knowledge that I will take away.”

-Tony Yang
Analyst, Finance
Abbott Vascular

"Good overview; not enough time to dig in on any specific area.”

-Brad Martin
Manager, NP Business Process
Analog Devices

"Excellent insights, great presenter, would like it tailored to our business.”

-Peter Street
Director, R&D

"Good, but maybe I need one more day to cover the material.”

-Mridula Gosavi
Analyst, Quality
Motorola Mobility

"For someone new to this methodology, it is like drinking from a fire hose; overwhelming while satisfying.”

-Kevin McDonough
Group VP
National Oilwell Varco, Inc.

"Relevant, practical information I can use tomorrow, once back at work.”

-Anne Villeneuve
Senior Director, R&D Project Mgt.
Sanofi Pasteur

"It was helpful to learn about new metrics and which metrics other organizations find most useful .”


"Very comprehensive summit with much content around MPD metrics .”