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Product Portfolio
& Pipeline Management

Linking Resource Allocation to Strategy and Market Need
April 24-25, 2006 / Chicago, IL

New, unconventional and proven methods for evaluating opportunities and dynamically optimizing resources; bring market intelligence to product “go-kill” and investment decisions, identify and focus on the competitive differentiators in your portfolio.

Acclaimed Keynotes:

“If all firms face similar obstacles to profitable growth, how do some companies successfully burst through these barriers, leaving their competitors in the dust?”

Rita Gunther McGrath
Associate Professor
Columbia Business School
Keynote: Accelerating Your Entrepreneurial Mindset: Portfolio Management for Business Growth
Rita is the co-author of best-selling book, MarketBusters: 40 Strategic Moves that Drive Exceptional Business Growth and the influential paper Discovery Driven Planning.  Where to look in your existing business platform to find ‘marketbusters,’ strategic moves that dramatically reconfigure profit streams and upend conventional competition.

"The goal is to focus on a very few very bold ideas that tend to work, as opposed to many, many ideas all over the place that tend to fail."

Larry Keeley
Innovation Strategist
President and Co-Founder
Doblin, Inc.
Keynote: Finding the Future First...
Larry is author of Taming of the New, on portfolio management innovation - why a traditional gated portfolio management process may greatly impede portfolio optimization and innovation effectiveness.

FEatured Presentation:

Jim Brown
Vice President, Global Product Innovation & Engineering Research
Aberdeen Group, Inc.
Feature: The Product Innovation Agenda for high-value Portfolios

Confirmed case studies:

  • Motorola, Kiva Allgood, Senior Director, North America Go-to-Market—how to maintain a solid portfolio planning process – and still be able to respond dynamically to shifts in resources and funding needs

  • AT&T, Dave Davis, Program Manager, PMP, —controlling dynamic priorities and resources with a portfolio management process

  • Whirlpool, Pamela S. Rogers, Corporate Director, Global Innovation & Customer Excellencetying innovation to customer loyalty and brand loyalty and innovation & portfolio management

  • Eli Lilly, Dr. Jay Andersen, Sr. Research Fellow, Decision Sciences—how to keep your portfolio management process intact when corporate governance changes dramatically

  • Air Products and Chemicals, Naser Chowdhury, Global Product Manager and Dr. Ron Pierantozzi, Director, New Business Development providing an overview of a broad application of portfolio and resource management tools for R&D and NPD

  • Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Ben Almojuela, Associate Technical Fellow, Product Development—how to effectively integrate disruptive innovation into your portfolio management process

...See All Case Studies

Choose from 2 Pre-Conference Workshops:

    Optimizing the Business Value of Projects & Portfolios

    Instructor: David Matheson, SmartOrg, Inc....More Info

    Portfolio Syndrome: Customer Value Driven Portfolio Management & Innovation
    Instructor: Sheila Mello & Ronald Lasser, Product Development Consulting, Inc....More Info

Available Mon-Fri 
9:30am-5pm est

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All attendees of this conference will receive a FREE copy of Rita Gunther McGrath's new book: