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Goldense Group, Inc. Announces R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit – April 28-30, 2009 

NEEDHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 12, 2009 — Goldense Group, Inc. [GGI] will hold their 9th R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit to be held in Metro Boston on April 28-30, 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 has conducted original research on metrics for the past decade and is internationally regarded after 22 years of focus on measurement.

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. More specifically:

The first seminar [Measuring Product Development II (MPDII) - April 28] is focused on the issues that top management has to deal with that are somewhat intangible. The topics span the subjects of setting hurdle rates, assessing risk and complexity, tradeoff analysis, measuring capacity, and assessing overall financial performance. 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 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. Download the PPRD Table of Contents.

The third seminar, is more accurately a Workshop [Product Development Metrics Portfolios (PDMP) - April 29 PM and April 30]. From start to completion, participants will work in groups to develop "a set of measures suitable for measuring the entire organization and the activities within it." The scorecard each group will create will contain a comprehensive set of measures for the R&D organization as a whole.  It will be inclusive of projects, functional disciplines, improvement efforts, and officer-level responsibilities.  Download the PDMP Table of Contents.

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. Many senior executives have given this Summit a Testimonial.

The Summit conference facility is equidistant from either Logan or Providence airport.