A Capacity Based Governance Method for Improving Engineering
been countless papers written on improving the execution of
individual projects; however, relatively few provide
guidance to manage resource conflicts arising in
multi-project environments. In fact most new product
development efforts suffer from serious resource shortfalls,
and many of the symptoms that beset New Product Development
(NPD) can be traced to capacity overloads (American
Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) benchmark study,
presentation will introduce a novel decision-support process
that dramatically improves development performance through
management of engineering capacity and constraints. It
applies Eli Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints to aggregate
project portfolios and describes a capacity modeling method
to anticipate upcoming constraints and over-committed
us for an exclusive 90-minute audio-session (60 minute
presentation plus 30 minutes for Q&A) as respected expert,
Ross Seider, discusses applying Eliyahu Goldratt's Theory of
Constraints to project portfolio management. This
presentation describes an effective, efficient and practical
method that Seider has used and successfully implemented at
dozens of companies.
You will learn:
to manage over-commitments that reduce engineering’s
ability to deliver.
to understand decision support method that models
project portfolio/asset utilization scenarios in a way
that allows other functions (and senior executives) to
buy into the tactical tradeoffs.
to scale the process to fit all organizations
approach is especially valuable in multi-project, shared
resource environments, especially where overloaded
development teams have chronically missed delivery
expectations. If you are an executive struggling to
reconcile high project demands and scarce resources, if you
are responsible for the effectiveness of your engineering
development teams, or if you worry about the implications of
your corporate strategy on your engineering budget, this
session will provide great insight and value.
whole team to join you - the fee is the same as long as you
are on one line, just put it on speakerphone!
multi-project management typically involves cross-functional
decision-making, we recommend listening with others from
your organization. (For team
members in different locations, it is well worth adding
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the Session Leader
Ross Seider is a 30-year
veteran in New England's high-technology engineering
community, and a well known industry executive and
On-Fire Associates in December 2001. His previous role was
with Akamai Technology Inc. where he served as Vice
President Engineering and Network Operations. At Akamai,
Ross was responsible for the development and operational
integrity of a dozen revenue services that help fuel
Akamai's growth from $4.5 million to over $160 million.
Prior to Akamai, Ross held a variety of engineering and
management positions with Motorola Inc. most notably the
Vice President and General Manager of the Transmission
Products Business Unit.
positions held by Ross include:
Engineering for Motorola's Networking Products Group,
Engineering and co-founder Concord Communications Inc.
Engineering and co-founder of Concord Data Systems
Ross holds a BSEE from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from