Date: January 26 - 27, 2017
Location: Tampa, FL
Learn directly from the world's leading authority, Dr. Robert G. Cooper, how to accelerate your idea-to-launch new product process to meet the demands of today's hyperfast competitive world. Combine the benefits of Agile development with Stage-Gate for powerful results. Attend this Masterclass and receive hands-on implementation guidance, tools, and templates.
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Does your organization face these challenges?
If so, this Masterclass will provide you with the specific answers you seek.
In two highly practical days, Dr. Cooper will share how leading firms are getting superb results by moving beyond traditional Stage-Gate® systems to make processes more agile, lean, and responsive to customers. Specifically, he will cover how to:
This Masterclass draws on Dr. Cooper's wealth of experience working with the world’s most successful and forward-thinking firms.
Dr. Robert G. Cooper is one of the most influential innovation thought leaders in the business world today. He pioneered the original research that led to many groundbreaking discoveries including the Stage-Gate(R) Idea-to-Launch process. Now implemented by almost 75% of North American companies, it is considered to be one of the most important discoveries in the field of innovation management. He has spent more than 30 years studying the practices and pitfalls of 3,000+ new product projects in thousands of companies and has assembled the world's most comprehensive research on the topic. His presentations and practical consulting advice have been widely applauded by corporate and business event audiences throughout the world making him one of the most sought-after speakers.
A prolific author, he has published more than 120 academic articles and nine books, including the best selling 'Winning at New Products, 4th Edition'. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Crawford Fellow from the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) and the Maurice Holland Award from the Industrial Research Institute (IRI). Dr. Cooper is President of the Product Development Institute, ISBM Distinguished Research Fellow at Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business Administration, USA; and Professor Emeritus, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada.
Paul Heller has over 30 years of experience in software development and software technologies. He has been leading technology strategy and product development at Sopheon since 1999, and is currently responsible for corporate technology strategy, product strategy and technology architecture. He also created the Sopheon client services and product support organizations.
Previously he worked for Baan Company as vice president of product management, a central role in the development of the Baan front-office software products. Paul began his career with IBM, where he held a variety of positions in information technology, product development, sales, and consulting.
Discover why and how leading firms are moving beyond traditional Stage-Gate® systems -- how they're not only making processes more agile and responsive, but dramatically faster as well. Find out what specific steps they took to achieve superb performance results and which ones you can and should apply in your organization. By participating you will learn to:
Sharpen the fuzzy front-end - commercialize the best ideas in the least time, scope correctly
Resource projects properly, dedicate the right resources to get to market quickly and profitably
Increase customer loyalty by responding to their most important needs before your competitors
|8:00a||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|8:30a||Introduction (including participants)|
Why Stage-Gate and Why Look Beyond – Are Current Idea-to-Launch Methods Obsolete?
|9:45a||Interactive Exercise A: What’s wrong with the Idea-to-Launch method or system in my company? What needs fixing?|
Making Your Gating System Adaptive and Flexible
|12:00p||Interactive Exercise B: Reflection & Exchange about Adaptive and Flexible Stage-Gate System for Your Business|
|1:30p||Questions from the ‘Hot Questions Board’ – Interactive Q&A Session|
The Agile-Stage-Gate Hybrid Model (Using Agile Development for Physical/Hardware Products)
|3:30p||Interactive Exercise C: Reflection & Exchange about the Agile-Stage- Gate Approach|
How to Integrate Agile Project Management into a Idea-to-Launch Gating System – The Best of Both, the Agile-Stage-Gate Hybrid Model
|5:00p||Questions from the ‘Hot Questions Board’ – Interactive Q&A Session|
|5:15p||Wrap Up and End of Day 1|
|5:30p||Networking & Social Reception|
|7:45a||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|8:00a||Agile Stage-Gate Case Study (session with Paul Heller, Sopheon)|
|8:30a||Review Day 1 & Questions from the ‘Hot Questions Board’|
Continued From Day 1: How to integrate Agile Project Management into a Idea-to-Launch Gating System – The Best of Both, the Agile-Stage-Gate Hybrid Model
|9:30a||Interactive Exercise D: Agile-Stage-Gate Hybrid Model – Key Take-Aways|
The Right Idea-to-Launch (I2L) System – Accelerated & Faster to Market
|11:30a||Interactive Exercise D: How Can We Accelerate Our New-Product Projects|
|12:00p||Questions from the ‘Hot Questions Board’ – Interactive Q&A Session|
Picking the Right Projects – Integrating Agile into Effective Portfolio Management
|2:45p||Interactive Exercise E: Integrating Agile into Effective Portfolio Management|
|3:30p||Questions from the ‘Hot Questions Board’ – Interactive Q&A Session|
|3:45p||Interactive Exercise F: Next Steps for You – Making It Work in Your Own Company (with feedback)|
|4:30p||End of Session – Beginning of Implementation|
This Master Class is designed for executives, senior managers and project managers responsible for maximizing the returns on their innovation efforts in the fields of Innovation, Business Development, R&D, New Products, Marketing and Operations Management. Applicable to manufacturers and service industries, both consumer and business-to-business products. Any organization that has gated processes in place should be re-evaluating their approach to keep up with today's fast-paced, super-competitive marketplace.
This workshop is also highly recommended for teams (group rates available).
“Bob Cooper is an academic with a ‘hard hat’ – his concepts are thoroughly research-based and yet his experience is practical and implementation focused.” --Scott R. Foust, SVP First Data Corporation, USA
“...it has been a long time since I’ve walked away from a course with so much useful information and a list of must dos!” --Chuck Williams, Technical Director, Avery Dennison, USA
"The professional content of the course is highly relevant and was elegantly presented by Robert Cooper. Especially all good examples and case stories from 'the real world' were great!" --Bo Jorgensen, Head of Automotive Product Development, Bang & Olufsen, Denmark
Dates/Schedule: The workshop will be held January 26-27, 2017. Registration and continental breakfast begins at 8:00am on Thursday, January 26, 2017, the workshop commences at 8:30am and concludes at 4:30pm on Friday, January 27, 2017.
orkshop Fee: $1995/person. Fee includes program materials, luncheons, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and networking reception. Teams of 3 or more save $200 per person - please register together. Low-risk cancellation policy: if your plans change, just notify us five days in advance, no penalty. Less than 5 days notice carries $500 administrative fee. Substitutions allowed any time; no-shows liable for full amount.
Location/Accommodations: The workshop will be held at:
SHERATON SUITES TAMPA AIRPORT WESTSHORE
4400 West Cypress Street
Tampa FL 33607
Reserve your room online at a special group rate of $169/night
No-Risk Guarantee: Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed – money back or credit. If you are not satisfied with the quality of this program, let us know in writing and we will refund your entire registration fee.
Or register by phone:
Call 1-800-338-2223 or 781-891-8080 (9:00am - 5:30pm EST)
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