Schedule

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5 days with:

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8 intense lectures of 30 to 90 minutes

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4 hours of hot question sessions & in depth consultative sessions

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4 reflection and networking sessions to digest insights

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Multiple opportunities for organized networking and exchange between the participants

Day 1 – Critical Success Drivers and Challenges From Digitalization, June 22, 2021

Morning

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8:30

Technical check in (2 time slots of 30 minutes each)
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9:30

Ice breaker session, introduction of participants
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10:30

End of morning session

Afternoon

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13:00

Introduction to the event series, objectives, agenda
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13:15

Innovation Challenges and Why New Products Succeed (Cooper)
  • 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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15:00

Gap analysis current practice vs. best practice
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15:20

Digital Transformation and New Product Development (Cooper)
  • 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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16:00

Hot questions & in depth consultative session (Cooper)
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16:30

End of day 1

Day 2 – 5th Generation Stage-Gate®, June 23, 2021

Morning

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8:30

Gates with teeth including Qi Stop or Go (Dreher / Fürst)
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9:15

Exchange on decision making between participants
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9:45

End of morning session

Afternoon

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13:00

Open questions from previous sessions (Cooper)
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13:15

Fifth Generation Stage Gate® – Iterative, Adaptive, Lean, Accelerated (Cooper)
  • What the best new product systems look like, and how they work
  • Adapting your process – for different sizes and types of projects
  • Iterative development – getting the product right, faster
  • Parallel processing and simultaneous execution – accelerating the process
  • Value stream analysis – making the innovation process leaner, more productive, faster
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15:00

Interactive exercise: Making iterative & lean development work in your business
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15:30

Hot questions & in depth consultative session (Cooper)
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16:30

End of day 2

Day 3 – Agile Development and Agile Stage-Gate Hybrid Model, June 29, 2021

Morning

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8:30

Idea to Project Process: Challenges and Solutions in the Front-End of Innovation (Fürst)
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9:15

Boost your Innovation Management with Accolade – Software Presentation (Sopheon)
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10:00

End of morning session

Afternoon

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13:00

Welcome again, re-connect, review agenda (Cooper)
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13:15

Merging Agile with Stage Gate: The Best of Both Worlds (Cooper)
  • 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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14:15

Making Agile Stage Gate Work in Your Business (Cooper)
  • Getting management buy-in 
  • Dealing with evolving product definitions versus design freezes; and what about project plans and VoC?
  • Finding the needed resources for dedicated teams
  • When to use Agile-Stage-Gate? What about gates? 
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15:00

Interactive exercise: Making "agile" work in your business
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15:30

Hot questions & in depth consultative session (Cooper)
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16:30

End of day 3

Day 4 –Innovation Culture, Strategy, and Portfolio Management, June 30, 2021

Morning

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8:30

Creating the Right Climate & the Agile Stage Gate Mindset (Dreher)
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9:00

Interactive exercise: Working on the right mindset for innovation
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10:00

End of morning session

Afternoon

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13:00

Open questions from third session (Cooper)
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13:15

Your Business’s Product Innovation Strategy (Cooper)
  • 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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14:15

Managing Your Innovation Portfolio (Cooper)

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

Interactive exercise: innovation strategy and portfolio management in your organization
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15:30

Hot questions & in depth consultative session (Cooper)
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16:30

End of day 4

Day 5 – Network and Plan Your Next Steps, July 1, 2021

Afternoon

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14:00

Networking and Exchange Platform for the Participants

Meet and Exchange with Participants

  • in similar industries
  • with same challenges
  • that are completely different

In depth consultative session – reflect your change plans with experienced consultants of the organizer

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15:30

Next steps for you: Making it work in your own company
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16:00

End of seminar, beginning of implementation

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