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Sixth Annual Metrics Conference

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Conference Agenda

"An excellent mix between academic theory and industry experience. Every session generated one or two ideas to try and bring back to my organization" - Nick Cassella, Group Marketing Manager, Thomas & Betts

Monday - October 15

Pre-conference Workshops

7:00–8:00 Continental Breakfast & Registration
AMHalf-Day Session
A "Proactive and Predictive R&D Metrics" Bradford L. Goldense, Goldense Group, Inc.
Full-Day Session
C "Product Creation-Getting Process AND Metrics Right!" Philip Francis, Mascon Global, Ltd.
12:00–1:00 Lunch
PM Half-Day Session
B "How to Create Business Scorecards that Work" William H. Fonvielle, Performance Measurement Associates
5:00–6:00 NPD Executive Roadmap Series
Welcome reception for series participants

Tuesday - October 16

Main Conference - Day One

7:00–8:00 Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:00–8:15 Conference Introduction and Overview
Dr. Robert G. Cooper, Product Development Institute, Inc.
8:15–9:15 Case Study:
Reinventing New Product Generation Metrics for TTM at HP

Carol Beamer, R&D Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard
9:15–10:15 Case Study:
Glenn L. Pearson, Fedex Corporation
10:15–10:45 Refreshment Break
10:45–11:45 Case Study:
The Changing Metrics of US R&D and Their Financial Implications

Dr. Francis Narin, President, CHI Research
12:00–1:30 Lunch & Breakout Session:

Knowledge-centric New Product Development
Charles Weinstein, PhD, Sopheon Corporation

12:00–1:30 NPD Executive Roadmap Series
Lunch/Breakout Discussions
1:30–2:30 The Key Processes, Metrics and Tools of  Collaborative Design: A Landmark Industry Study new.gif (1144 bytes)
Wayne Mackey, Product Development Consulting, Inc.
2:30-3:30 Case Study:
Practical Tips for Selecting and Using Metrics

Greg Ajamian, DuPont
3:30–4:00 Refreshment Break
4:00–5:00 Case Study:
Linking Metrics to our Company's Balanced Scorecard

Guy Merritt, Tellabs
5:00–6:30 Networking Reception

Wednesday - October 17

Main Conference - Day Two

7:00–8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00–9:15 Keynote:

"Maximizing the Value of Your New Product Portfolio: Metrics, Methods and Scorecards"

Dr. Robert G. Cooper
CEO and Founder
Product Development Institute, Inc.

9:15–10:15 Case Study:
Driving Strategic Alignment through Product Development Portfolio Management

David Gray, Halliburton
10:15–10:30 Refreshment Break
10:30–11:30 Case Study:
Establishing Effective Cross-Functional Metrics at Harley-Davidson

Anthony Reese & Paul C. Wiers,
11:30-12:45 Lunch
12:45–2:30 Keynote & Extended Q&A:

"Using Metrics to Compete for Scarce Resources"

Don Reinertsen
Reinertsen & Associates

2:30 Program ends
2:30–5:00 NPD Executive Roadmap Series
Additional Private Session with Dr. Cooper

Supporting Organizations:
Sopheon   Sloan Management Review


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