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Goldense Group, Inc. Announces 10th R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit – December 8-10, 2009

NEEDHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 4, 2009 — Goldense Group, Inc. [GGI] will hold their 10th R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit to be held in Metro Boston on December 8-10, 2009.

The use of metrics and measures in effective and productive ways by officers, managers and key professionals is the focus of the Product Development Metrics Summit. The goal of the Summit is to communicate the state-of-practice of measurement in R&D and Product Development, and then construct a best practice portfolio of metrics for measuring the organization as a whole. GGI is a recognized thought leader in this area since the early 1990s. Intellectual Property and Advanced-Technology Development are the next big things top management will need to drive and measure.

This Summit is a series of 3 seminars focused on 3 major areas of importance to R&D executives. Download a Brochure or a Summit-At-A-Glance, or view a Testimonial.

The first seminar Measuring Product Development II [MPDII – December 8] is focused on the issues that top management has to deal with that are somewhat intangible. The topics span the setting hurdle rates, assessing risk and complexity, tradeoff analysis, measuring capacity, decision-making, and assessing overall financial and technical performance.

The second seminar [Proactive and Predictive R&D Metrics (PPRD) – December 9 AM] is focused on the three different stages of developing early metrics that enable managers to foresee the horizon in front of them. GGI was the first company to differentiate proactive from predictive metrics in the 1990s.

The third seminar, is more accurately a Workshop [Product Development Metrics Portfolios (PDMP) – December 9 PM and December 10]. Participants will work in groups to develop "a set of measures suitable for measuring the entire organization and the activities within it." The dashboard each group will create will contain a comprehensive set of measures for the R&D organization as a whole based on the Linked Metrics Portfolio® framework.  It will be inclusive of projects, functional disciplines, improvement efforts, and officer-level responsibilities.  It will span 3-5 organization levels.

This Summit will be led by Bradford L. Goldense NPDP, CMfgE, CPIM, CCP, President of GGI.  Brad is a recognized expert in product development and metrics.

The Summit Conference Facility is equidistant from either Boston or Providence airport. 

Goldense Group, Inc. [GGI]
Cheryl A. Walrod, 781-444-5400 x201
Assistant To The President