8 Practices That Boost Corporate Innovation

NOTE: This page was significantly updated on Sunday September 23, 2018 at 5:30 PM Eastern.

Webinar Description

The webinar will open with a strong case that R&D output levels have been declining for four decades, a 65% decline over the period. Career innovators will find these macro trends to be fascinating. We will then look at changes to portfolio management practices over roughly that same period. This provides a good baseline to consider your company's current portfolio composition, and possibly rethink the future.

Having described the magnitude of the competitive opportunity, the program will turn the corner and head into the eight-year stretch of spending going on right now. The pattern is encouraging. We will argue the pattern has not been seen since the 1990s and it resulted in the Technology Boom.

We'll then describe each of the eight practices. They span strategy, tactics, and operations.

GGI has respected the management science of R&D, product development, and innovation since its founding - that is our reputation. Best Practices are a big claim. Each analysis to determine a Best Practice costs $2-3 million to perform. These 8 Great Practices have solid underpinnings, which we will share with you. They are, or are in the zone of, Best Practices.

Bibliographic references are provided for the numerous cases and examples we cite to enable all participants to further their investigation on the subjects of specific interest.

There will be two polls.

Demo Recording | 5 Minutes | 8 Practices

These demo recordings of recent webinars and courses give viewers an idea of the subject matter by sharing the cover and table of contents of the document used in the program. You’ll see how we set the stage as we begin. You’ll get an idea of how we package the full-length recording, and the music we add, in 4-5 minutes. Some folks say that our numerous complete bibliographic references, with the URLs, of the sources we cite, saves them hours surfing the web to find accurate and reliable information. Check out the demo. Get the full length version. Please click on the TV screen at the bottom of this page and it will bring you to the GGiSTORE.

The 8 "Generalized" Innovation Boosting Areas

(The webinar content is highly specific.)

• Messaging Strategically
• Slotting Investments
• Evaluating Proposals
• Scrutinizing Plans
• Innovating Thinking
• Managing Competencies
• Modulating Spending
• Measuring Performance

Webinar Take-Aways

This webinar focuses on eight processes, tools, and techniques that are known to increase innovation creativity and execution, and/or the value of investments in innovation, in corporations.

• 8 practices that will produce tangible value through innovation for most industries.
• A look at the next 5-8 years of innovation and what to expect based on recent trends.s
• Changes to portfolio management practices and where they appear to be going.
• A long-view of innovation performance decline and a renewed sense of the opportunity.


Bradford L. Goldense, President, GGI

Brad Goldense has been focusing on the strategies, tactics, and operations of product management, development, and manufacturing since the 1980s.  He has authored over 300 publications and consulted to over 200 companies across the world.  Some 500 companies have participated in his seminars and masterclasses.  Mr. Goldense holds a BSCE from Brown University and an MBA from Cornell University; along with professional accreditations in new product development, engineering, manufacturing engineering, production and inventory management, and computing. Brad taught in the Executive Masters in Engineering Management program at the Gordon Institute of Tufts University for nineteen years.  He has appeared on World Business Review, CNBC, and PBS.


Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

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