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9th R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit

This Summit has already been held. Please visit our current Metrics Summit.


The ability of officers, managers, and key professionals to direct and make their organizations productive through metrics and measures is the focus of the ninth R&D - Product Development Metrics Summit to be held April 28-30, 2009 in metro Boston.

The Metrics Summit is a series of 3 seminars, focused on 3 major areas of importance to R&D executives and managers. Download a Brochure. Download a Summit At-A-Glance.

The First Two Seminars

The first seminar [Measuring Product Development II (MPDII) - April 28] is focused on the issues that top management has to deal with that are a bit squishy and hard to quantify. The topics span the subjects of setting hurdle rates, assessing risk and complexity, tradeoff analysis, measuring capacity, and assessing overall financial performance. Click to view the MPDII Abstract or to download the MPDII Table of Contents.

The second seminar [Proactive and Predictive R&D Metrics (PPRD) - April 29 AM] is focused on the three different stages of developing early, predictive metrics that will enable managers to foresee issues on the horizon or to know that success is in front of them. GGI was the first company to differentiate proactive from predictive metrics in the 1990s which then spawned further exploration of that management science. Click to view the PPRD Abstract or to download the PPRD Table of Contents.

The Third Seminar-Workshop

The third seminar, is more accurately a Workshop [Product Development Metrics Portfolios (PDMP) - April 29 PM and April 30]. From start to completion, participants work in groups to develop "a set of measures suitable for measuring the entire organization and the activities within it." The course book is largely a compendium of hundreds of measures for R&D organizations across all categories of measures. The scorecard each group will create will contain a comprehensive set of measures for the R&D organization as a whole at the top officer level. This portfolio of metrics will be suitable to pass the necessary metrics to the CEO that are needed by the corporation. This portfolio of metrics will be suitable to consistently measure projects, and the functional and technical organizations that perform the projects. Improvement measures will also be addressed. Click to view the PDMP Abstract or to download the PDMP Table of Contents. The US Patent & Trademark Office granted a trademark to GGI in January 2007 for our Linked Metrics Portfolio® framework which is used during the PDMP seminar. Our framework results in a set of metrics that span multiple organization levels and remain integrated.

Who Should Come

Our overall approach to the Summit is geared to top-level professionals that manage entire organizations, departments, budgets, and senior program management executives. Numerous companies have brought teams of officers ranging from three to ten in size in the quest to develop a set of metrics they can all agree to for R&D and product development. When one or two persons come from a company, we create multi-company groups either based on industry type or the similarity of the corporate R&D strategies -- Innovators, Platform-Derivative, Extenders, etc. Individuals have a slightly different experience than do company teams, but all leave with a set of metrics suitable for measuring the R&D organization as a whole.

If you wish, please view a list of Companies who have participated in prior GGI Summits. We are sincerely grateful to our Summit alumni that have provided us with a testimonial: September 2005 Testimonial, December 2005 Testimonial, March 2006 Testimonial, September 2006 Testimonial, March 2007 Testimonial, August 2007 Testimonial, January 2008 Testimonial, June 2008 Testimonial.

The Summit will be led by Bradford L. Goldense, NPDP, CMfgE, CPIM, CCP a recognized expert on both R&D metrics and rapid product development, supported by others from the GGI Team.

We offer significant price reductions to companies that bring teams of three or more people, $225 per person. Early Bird Rates, which are effective through the close of business Pacific Time on Friday February 27, save individuals $200 per person and over $400 per person for members of company teams. We are also offering an option to attend just the first two Seminars of the three Seminar Summit, and an associated $200 EB discount.

Reserve your place today - space is limited. Visit us online to Register.

Where Is It

Our location is convenient from either Boston-Logan or Providence-Green [great rates] airport. Mention GGI's Summit when you call the hotel. This newly upgraded Sheraton Conference Facility is completely wi-fi, has all amenities, a great walking trail, and boasts a five star chef. For more information about the conference hotel, alternative hotel accommodations, transportation, restaurants, and other area information, please visit the I'm Already Registered web site.

For more information about Goldense Group, Inc. [GGI], a twenty-two year old internationally recognized company in the areas of product development and measurement, go to our GGI Home Page, or give us a call at 781-444-5400.

Thank you for considering our Summit

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