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Top 100 Corporate Product Development Metrics Featured at 17th R&D Metrics Summit

NEEDHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 13, 2014 — GGI's sixth primary research study of the Top 100 R&D and Product Development Metrics in North America, published on March 3, 2014, will complement the 17th R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit coming up on April 15-17, 2014.

The Summit has two purposes. The first is to achieve a comprehensive briefing on the state of corporate-level measurement practices, and the metrics that industry uses today. The second is to construct a state-of-practice metrics portfolio that best aligns the whole of R&D and Product Development to a company's strategy.

The venue is focused at the CEO, VP, and Director levels, including professionals that manage large groups of people or significant R&D budgets. CXOs from Marketing, Product Management, Engineering & Scientific, Program, Operations, Quality, and Finance are all well served by the curriculum.

The first day focuses on the hard to quantify management issues of: measures the CEO should watch, appropriate VP-level measures, capacity management, hurdle rates, risk, trade-off analysis, end-to-end pipeline management, and measuring innovation. The next morning we turn to proactive and predictive metrics, the measures that reduce variability and uncertainty in advance. GGI pioneered this management and technical subject in the 1990s.

Half way, we break into small teams and craft strategy-appropriate portfolios. Executives choose into strategy groups of Innovator, Platform-Derivative, Balanced, or Follower/Extender. In small teams, participants craft the best portfolio of metrics to achieve their selected strategy.

A series of presentation discussions to assure the inclusiveness of advanced development, programs, support organizations, functional and technical competencies, intellectual property, and improvement efforts occur during the workshop. GGI's approach is to turn these activity and organization metrics into corporate-level performance metrics, using a Linked Metrics Portfolio®, to reside alongside true key performance indicators.

The challenging global economy of the last five years has caused the greatest change in R&D measurement in several decades. The most current information available in North America is at the 17th Summit. Notable Companies and Senior Executives have participated since GGI launched them in 2005. The event will be led by Bradford L. Goldense NPDP, CMfgE, CPIM, CCP. GGI has worked with over two-hundred global companies on four continents. The company was founded in 1986.

Goldense Group, Inc. [GGI]
John R. Power, 781-444-5400 x204
Director, Executive Education