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NPD Project Innovation 03
October 20-22, 2003 / Fort Worth, TX

Cutting-edge techniques to tackle the chaos, risk, and complexity of NPD projects and generate new revenue and growth

PMI - NPD SIGPresented by Management Roundtable
with support from
the Project Management Institute NPD SIG

(Subject to Change)

Monday, October 20

Pre-Conference Workshops
7:30 – 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 12:00 Workshop A:
Six Sigma Meets NPD Project Management

Workshop B:
Techniques for Agile Product Development

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 4:30 Workshop C:
Real Benefits in Only 60 Days: A Non-Threatening, Incremental Approach to Critical Chain Project Management Implementation

Workshop D:
The Toyota Method - Lean Product Development

4:30 Welcome Reception / Exhibits

Tuesday, October 21

Conference Day One
7:30 – 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30– 8:45 Welcoming Remarks
8:45 – 10:15 Keynote Presentation
Agile Project Management - Reliable Innovation
Jim Highsmith, author, Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products
10:1510:45 Break / Exhibits
10:45-11:45 Case Study
Transitioning to Agile Methodology Techniques
Ken Delcol, MDS Sciex
11:45-12:45 Case Study
Influencing the Cost of Change
Pat Baird and Michelle Keyzer, Baxter Healthcare
12:45 –2:00 Lunch

Innovative Processes and Techniques

Leadership and Motivation

2:00-2:45 Case Study
Next Generation Innovation
Kevin Dabb and Rich Penman, Iomega
Case Study
Managing a Co-Developed / Outsourced Project
Curt Raschke, Texas Instruments
2:45-3:30 Case Study
Project Contract
Jay Burris, Halliburton
Case Study
Leading and Structuring Teams for Fast Paced Decision Making
Steve Ricks, Electronic Theatre Controls
3:30-4:00 Break / Exhibits
4:00-5:00 Roundtable Discussions:
5:30-7:00 Beer & Wine Reception / Exhibits

Wednesday, October 22

Conference Day Two
7:30 – 8:45 Breakfast Roundtables
8:45-9:45 Keynote Presentation
Optimizing the Project management Signal to Noise Ratio

Kent Harmon, Bullard Company
9:4510:15 Break / Exhibits

Innovative Processes and Techniques

Managing Information

10:15-11:00 Case Study
Applying Six Sigma
Kim Johnson, Medtronic
Case Study
Allocating & Managing Resources
Brad Fevold, Marvin Windows and Doors
11:00-11:45 Case Study
Using Six Sigma with Suppliers
Collin Reeves and Bill Russell, Raytheon
Case Study
Managing Trade-offs
Brian Shaw, Baker Oil Tools
11:45-12:30 Case Study
Overcoming Constraints
Sterling Mortensen and Bret Dodd, Hewlett Packard LaserJet Lab
Case Study
Deploying IT Tools
Tracy Allen, Texas Instruments
12:30-1:45 Lunch
1:45-2:45 Closing Keynote Presentation
Bringing it All Together: Using Agility, Lean and Six Sigma to Spark Innovation and Growth
Robert (Rusty) Patterson, VP of Customer & Supply Chain Institute, Raytheon
3:00 Conference Concludes