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Stage-Gate® Innovation
Accelerating NPD Productivity
from Idea-to-Launch

An intensive two-day seminar on how to improve your gating and portfolio management process to realize higher productivity, better success rates and increased profits.

 Dates & Location:
October 21-22, 2008
/ Oak Brook, IL

Course Instructor:
Robert G. Cooper

Author of best-selling books Winning at New Products and Portfolio Management for New Products, has published more than 100 articles on new products, R&D and innovation management.

All Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Dr. Cooper’s latest book:

Lean, Rapid and Profitable New Product Development

Through experiential exercises, lectures and facilitated Q&A, at this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Select the right number and mix of projects for your development pipeline and allocate resources to the higher value projects

  • Right-size your idea-to-launch framework and allow for flexibility and/or scalability

  • Develop new products that yield higher sales and profits – blockbuster new products

  • Discover the six major time wasters in product development and how you can eliminate them

  • Implement best practices that top performing businesses use to improve their NPD productivity – faster, better and more efficient development projects

  • Implement NexGen Stage-Gate® and Stage-Gate® XPress to accelerate your gating and portfolio management process – make Go/Kill decisions more swiftly

  • Make trade-offs and balance customer needs and requirements with future industry direction and long term market needs

Who Should Attend
This workshop is aimed at decision-makers who can impact the way their business goes about conceiving, developing and launching new products. This includes Vice Presidents, Directors and Senior Managers in marketing, R&D, product engineering, business development, operations and general management.

“A valuable element was the relatively mature experience of the participants – it raised the level of learning and the quality of the networking.”   Bill Jewett, PDSS, Inc.[more testimonials]

® Stage-Gate is a registered trademark of Product Development Institute and Member Company Stage-Gate Inc.

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"It was great to have the up front and personal teaching approach. It is a very complex area, but was presented and taught with impact, enthusiasm and consideration. It was very useful to have [the seminar leader’s] thoughts on our specific company issues as we developed our own understanding and questions about Stage-Gate and the portfolio management process.”

Katie Bell
Strategic Planning Director GlaxoSmithKline
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