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The Toolbox for High Speed Innovation and NPD

githens.gif (2976 bytes) Live Audio Session featuring
Greg Githens [BIO]
Managing Partner
Catalyst Management Consulting

There are countless tools available to the new product developer — many are self-serving hype or apply to only the narrowest of situations. The best NPD practitioners are “tools strategists” who recognize and apply the right tool at the right time, and avoid the revenge effects of inappropriate “best practices.”

This session will introduce the learner to several effective NPD tools - some very simple and some quite sophisticated. By participating you will receive an overview of the toolbox and a systematic approach to selecting tools that are most appropriate to your situation.

Overall, this audio session will help you become a product development tools strategist.

Specifically you will learn:

  • How NPD tools are similar and different from hand tools

  • The real world use of NPD toolboxes – what works and doesn’t

  • Select tools for faster innovation and exciting products

  • How to remove speed bumps and rigidity from your development process

  • How to front-load the development process to achieve maximum speed

  • Rolling-wave technique for project planning and execution

The session is 90 minutes with frequent opportunities for questions & answers.

Invite your whole team to join you - the fee is the same as long as you are on one line, just put it on speakerphone!

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About the Session Leader

Greg Githens, PMP, NPDP
Managing Partner
Catalyst Management Consulting

Greg Githens is an expert in innovation, new product development, and project delivery. He has over 25 years of experience in program management and strategy related to new product development. As senior contributing editor for PDMA Visions magazine, Greg has earned a reputation for effectively communicating pragmatic, insightful product innovation tools. Greg is also co-author of Successful Project Management and a contributor to the PDMA Toolbook for New Product Development.

Your speaker is a highly regarded project management thinker who has examined the practices of hundreds of effective organizations and has identified essential concepts to improve project speed, improve customer delight, and foster agility.

Session Details

This AudioSession is not currently scheduled. If you would like us to offer a repeat session in the future, please fill out our Topic Request Form

July 25, 2007

1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

Your office


Unlimited attendance per phone connection

N.B. If you are registering on the same day of the call, please call 1-800-338-2223 or 781-891-8080

How To Register:

Online: Sorry, registration for this event is now closed.
By phone: Call 1-800-338-2223 or 781-891-8080
(9:00am-5:30pm EST)

You will receive:

1. E-mail confirmation of your registration and dial-in instructions
2. Softcopy of presentation slides emailed  to your office prior to session
3. Your questions answered by an expert - both during the session (live) and after (by email)