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How to Build and Test an Idea in Just 40 Hours

Audio Session: Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:00am

An exclusive one-hour webinar on how the design sprint can give you a superpower: the ability to build and test nearly any idea in just 40 hours. The sprint—a five-day process for answering critical business questions through designing, prototyping, and testing ideas—is a “greatest hits” of business battle-tested processes any team can use.

The Rapid Learning Cycles Framework: A Repeatable Adaptation of Agile Development for Tangible Products

Audio Session: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 12:00pm

A special one-hour webinar on the Rapid Learning Cycles framework - a proven, repeatable method of Agile Development practices for tangible products. It overcomes many of the challenges that companies have had when they have tried to adopt Agile Development, by addressing the mismatches between the software / IT development environment and the challenges faced by scientists and engineers when the product involves physics, chemistry and/or biology.

Implementing the Agile-Stage-Gate Model for Manufacturers

Webinar: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:00am

A 60 minute webinar on how manufacturers of physical products leverage the power of agile methods within their existing stage-gate systems

IP Strategies In An Open Innovation Environment

Audio Session: Monday, July 11, 2016 1:00pm

: The Webinar focuses on How Managing IP and Conducting Open Innovation Are Inter-Dependent. The premise is that open innovation enhances new business development efforts and that IP plays five roles in supporting a company’s Open Innovation based business development objectives. The webinar will illustrate how the newer IP databases and IP analysis software accomplishes this. Included will be methodologies that aid in understanding the strength and potential value of patents that are acquired or developed as part of Open Innovation efforts.

Beyond Stage Gate – Part II:

Audio Session: Thursday, November 19, 2015 10:00am

the next generation idea-to-launch system which builds in methods such as: Agile development, time-boxed sprints and scrums, and spiral or iterative development. Learn about time-boxing, burn-down charts, and sprint backlogs. Find out how these leading firms accelerate their developments with dedicated teams and scrum masters. But also how they have had to modify traditional Agile methods to suit manufactured products in businesses from food to machinery. Learn how they define a “Done” sprint.

Beyond Stage Gate – Part I:

Audio Session: Monday, November 16, 2015 10:00am

Most businesses’ stage-and-gate processes don’t work so well – too rigid, out-of-date, too slow, not adaptive. Probe some of the challenges – what’s wrong with the system – and how leading companies are correcting the weaknesses and moving beyond traditional gating systems.

Develop Your Product Innovation & Technology Strategy

Audio Session: Thursday, November 12, 2015 10:00am

A compelling session focused on developing a master plan for your business’s entire new product development effort. Based on Cooper’s popular book ‘Product Innovation & Technology Strategy”

Portfolio Management for New Products

Audio Session: Thursday, November 5, 2015 10:00am

A one hour session with Winning at New Products guru, Dr. Robert Cooper, on how best to pick winning new products and how to focus your R&D resources for maximum return on your R&D investment.

Using Product Line Roadmapping to Stimulate Innovation

Audio Session: Friday, October 16, 2015 1:00pm

In this one hour webinar, Dr. jay paap will draw on four decades of experience in helping firms implement product and technology roadmaps to share four keys to making the roadmapping process more innovative

Conducting Fast & Effective Project Post-Mortems to Improve Product Development

Audio Session: Friday, August 28, 2015 1:00pm

A 60 minute webinar with practical tools on conducting fast and effective project post-mortems to improve future product development efforts

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