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9th R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit
This Summit has already been held. Please visit our current Metrics Summit.
|| Tuesday April 28, 2009
||9:00AM - 5PM
|PPRD (AM) + PDMP (PM)
|| Wednesday April 29, 2009
||8:30AM - 5PM
|| Thursday April 30, 2009
||8:30AM - 4PM
Testimonials By Prior Metrics Summit Attendees
||Additional testimonials may be found here.
"GGI has obviously spent years gathering & analyzing product development data from a variety of industries. This diversity of metrics & industries is helpful in developing a metrics program for our companies"
-Paul Hardenburger, VP Engineering, Marlen
"Addresses a topic that has been ignored
or undervalued for too long. All other aspects of Corporate
life, outside of product development, are measured and
tracked. The time has come to measure and optimize product
-Mark Sherwood, Director, Engineering, Cisco Systems,
"Overall it was a great learning experience. We have limited metrics in place today and I now have a good basic understanding to implement a metrics program"
-Don Harter, Director, Back Office Development, Wausau Financial Systems
"Helped me turn my ideas on metrics from
fuzzy to specific and actionable. R & D can be a
company's biggest discretionary expense. We had better
achieve a proactive ability to measure impact and efficiency."
-Donald Munroe, VP, Global Program & Portfolio
Mgt., Invitrogen Corp.
"It's obvious that the company, (GGI) has amassed an incredible knowledge base on metrics for corporate R&D. The format of the seminar with interaction with other companies is an excellent vehicle for learning and building a solid metrics starting point. "
-Art Rofano, Senior Manager, Quality Assurance, BEA Systems, Inc.
"The course work proved quite valuable and provided our team with new ideas on how to measure and report product development processes and results in our organization. I would highly reccommend the Summit to anyone who is responsible for innovation and product development processes in their own organization."
-Matt Kramer, Research Director, Ball Horticultural Compnay
"This method and data with help you drive your
business. If you know what is key for your company and
can learn to apply what works best you will improve."
Morton, VP, Product Development, Global Crossing
"A definitive and immersive exposure to
an important and elusive topic, presented by a leader
and driver in the industry. You will learn and be able
to immediately apply a great deal."
-Lou Perich, VP, Engineering, American Science &
"This was a dynamic
seminar that really opened my mind to many more ways in
which metrics can help my department & my company.
Also interesting that many concepts of R&D relate
across very different industries."
Program Manager, Cubist Pharmaceuticals
"Stimulating, high quality intelligent exposure
to precisely relevant product development measurement/assessment
methodologies. Anyone who wants to do more with less
in today's economy must attend this seminar!"
Director of Software Development
Advanced Solutions International Inc.
"This summit provides the right balance
between theory and practical application of the concepts.
It's the only session where I left with company-specific
tool to use immediately."
-Herm Rosenman, VP Finance & CFO, Gen-Probe
"A comprehensive and structured review of
R&D metrics commonly used at the functional, program
and corporate levels."
-John Elter, VP Systems Research, Architect,
Plug Power, Inc
"This extraordinary conference provided
me with a great deal of pertinent and invaluable information
to provide value to my company. The experiences and
group interactions was well worth the time and money."
-Mike Dagar, General Manager, Solutions Development,
Sunguard Higher Education
"The working groups were very good as the
exposure to adjacent companies approach metrics were
discussed debated and will be carried back to my company."
-Rich Dowell, VP, Research & Development,
Wellman Products Group
"Extremely enlightening, very practical and ahead of the curve. That's where we strive to be!."
-Leyla Capitelli, Associate Director & Functional Coordinator, Johnson & Johnson
"Provided rationale and useful information for many metrics I’ve seen for years. Stimulated my thinking on application to my company. Pleasantly surprised that I was still learning and engaged on day 3."
-Roy Forsberg, Sr. Director, Program & Quality Mgt., Nuance Communications, Inc.
"Fantastic and I look forward to implementing what I learned to improve my company’s success rate.
Very different from other product leaders courses, actually measures projects in a tangible way."
-Kevin Luebke, Project Manager, R & D Operations, Abbott Animal Health
"This workshop provided a unique opportunity to explore the often overlooked significance of identifying and applying metrics to development processes and how these metrics directly lead to an increase in product performance at lower cost & greater market share ."
-Brian Hill, VP, Product Development Zebra Imaging Inc.
"Comprehensive and complete summary of available tools (metrics) for R&D and NPD. Statistical and industrial reference data offered."
-Alex Kindt, Director, Engineering, IDEX Corporation
"Excellent overview and appropriate depth of discussion of relevant metrics. GGI provides current and forward thinking insights into application of product development metrics to optimize innovation and R&D spending. The facilitators are extremely qualified and respectful in addressing questions and building a dialogue."
-Beverly Stafford, Director, Global Service Quality, Halliburton
Bradford L. Goldense, NPDP, CMfgE, CPIM, CCP [seminar leader]
is Founder and CEO of Goldense Group, Inc. [GGI],
a twenty two-six old Needham Massachusetts consulting and education
firm concentrating in advanced business and technology management
practices for line management functions. Mr. Goldense has
consulted to over 150 of the Fortune 1000 and has worked on
productivity improvement and automation projects in over 400
manufacturing locations in North and South America, Europe,
and the Middle East. Abbott Laboratories, Bayer, S.C. Johnson,
Ford, General Motors, John Deere, Phillips, Carrier, Molex,
United Technologies, Bose, and Shure are representative among
GGIs clients. Mr. Goldense is an internationally recognized
expert on both rapid product development and R&D metrics.
Brad has been an invited guest on Alexander Haigs World
Business Review, and has appeared on PBS The Business &
Technology Network, and on CNBC, and has authored or been
quoted in over 150 articles in industry trade press. Brad
is the Worldwide President of the Society of Concurrent Product
Development [SCPD], and on the Worldwide Board of Directors
for the American Society of Engineering Management [ASME].
View a more complete biography on
GGI Staff page.
John R. (Dick) Power, PMP, CFP [instructor]
of Executive Education at GGI. Mr. Power has been practicing
in the advanced and new product development and production
areas for over 30 years. He is highly experienced in project
management of large and complex high technology products from
Initial phases through production, distribution and sustaining
support. As a US Army Signal Corps Officer, retiring as a
Colonel in 1992, he was a leader in acquisition of electronic
systems. More recently, Dick worked at GTE (before its merger
with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon) as Director of Total Quality
for the Government Systems Group and later as Corporate-wide
program manager for information security. View
a more complete biography on GGI Staff page.
The seminar will be held at the Four
Points Sheraton in Norwood, Massachusetts. The Four Points/Norwood
is equidistant between Boston and Providence on major U.S.
Route 1. One can fly into either Logan Airport in Massachusetts
or T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island, each about a 45 minute
ride. (Less expensive airfares are potentially possible through
T.F. Green Airport, as well as less traffic congestion en
route.) There are several fine restaurants within walking
distance, more within a short hotel shuttle ride. A major
attraction of this hotel is its food. The General Manager
is a former chef and the head chef is a name in the Northeast.
"One Bistro," at the Four Points/Norwood, is a locally
renowned restaurant and nighttime hotspot. One of New England's
largest brand name discount shopping malls is just a short
ride south on Route 1.
A block of rooms have been reserved for this conference.
Hotel reservations must be made by March 27, 2008
to ensure availability. GGI's block of rooms will be released
back to the hotel after this date. If you choose to stay at the Four Points Sheraton, be sure to mention "GGI's Summit" when you call to register so you will get the room discount. If you book your room at the Four Points Shertaon online, please place a quick call to the hotel to assure your room discount.
All 3 seminars are represented in a single brochure for the
Metrics Summit. The brochure includes a brief description
of each seminar. Discounts
are available for teams with 3 or more people registering
from the same company.
All three seminar agendas are portrayed in a single document
for a quick read.
This Summit has already been held. Please visit our current Metrics Summit.
In the event your plans change after you register, GGI will
give you a 100% refund through end-of-business EDT March 27, 2008. Please note that a 5% credit processing fee will be deducted from your refund if you do choose to cancel.
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