Schedule

Day 1, October 28, 2021 – Make your Innovation Process Adaptive, Lean, Accelerated

Morning

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9:00

Introductions, Purpose & Outline
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9:30

Innovation Challenges and Why New Products Succeed
  • Winners versus losers – what do the best firms do differently?
  • What are the really important common denominators of new-product success?
  • The seven most important practices to build into your new-product methods
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10:45

Networking Break
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11:10

Deep Dive: Effective and Efficient Gatekeeping
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11:50

Interactive Exercise: Gap analysis current practice vs. best practice
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12:10

Hot Questions (collect)
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12:30

Lunch Break

Afternoon

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13:45

Hot Questions on Morning Session
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14:00

Fifth Generation Stage Gate® – Interactive, Adaptive, Lean, Accelerated
  • What the best new product systems look like, and how they work
  • Adapting your process – for different sizes and types of projects
  • Interactive development – getting the product right, faster
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15:15

Networking Break
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15:30

Fifth Generation Stage Gate® – Interactive, Adaptive, Lean, Accelerated (continued)
  • Parallel processing and simultaneous execution – accelerating the process

  • Value stream analysis – making the innovation process leaner, more productive, faster

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16:00

Interactive Exercise: Making interactive & lean development work in your business
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16:30

Hot Questions & in depth consultative session
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17:00

Digital Transformation and New Product Development
  • The new digital world for manufacturers – smart or digital products
  • Digital tools to accelerate the process (e.g. 3D prototyping, modeling, simulations, AR, VR, AI)
  • Developing digital platforms – using a new model: Stage-Gate-TPD
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17:30

End of Day 1
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19:30

This evening, five is invites all participants to a networking reception and dinner.

Day 2, October 28, 2021 – Agile Stage-Gate Hybrid Model, Innovation Governance and Culture

Morning

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8:30

Warming up, Hot Questions
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8:45

Merging Agile with Stage Gate: The Best of Both Worlds
  • Borrowing Agile methods from software for physical product development by manufacturers
  • Applying Agile methods within your Stage-Gate system for both hardware and hardware/software
  • Results achieved by manufacturing firms from this new method
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9:45

Networking Break
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10:15

Making Agile Stage Gate Work in Your Business
  • Getting management buy-in
  • Dealing with evolving product definitions versus design freezes; and what about project plans and Voice of Customer?
  • Finding the needed resources for dedicated teams
  • When to use Agile-Stage-Gate? What about gates?
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11:00

Interactive Exercise: Making “agile” work in your business
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11:30

Hot Questions on Agile Stage-Gate
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12:00

Lunch Break

Afternoon

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13:15

Your Business’s Product Innovation Strategy
  • Setting goals & objectives for product innovation
  • Ensuring a robust innovation strategy in this fast-paced and digital world
  • Deciding where to focus and how – strategic arenas and attack plans
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14:00

Managing Your Innovation Portfolio: Getting the right mix & balance of projects and picking the winners
  • Effective project selection – best-practice methods, including profiling, scorecards, and the productivity index
  • Dealing with risk, uncertainty, project ambiguity (as in Agile projects)
  • Using strategic buckets to get the right mix & balance of projects
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14:45

Networking Break
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15:00

Interactive Exercise: Innovation Strategy and Portfolio Management in your organization
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15:20

Creating the Right Climate & Agile Stage-Gate Mindset
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16:20

Hot Questions & in depth consultative session
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16:40

Next Steps for You – Making it work in your own company
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17:00

End of Seminar – Beginning of Implementation

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