FORUM: Stage-Gate Process Leader Think Tank

$995.00 US

November 6, 2019 | Atlanta, GA

Venue:  SpringHill Suites by Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

This event is back by popular request! Join this highly interactive ‘think thank’ in an intimate-setting moderated by Stage-Gate Innovation expert Bernd Becker, and Agile Innovation expert Colin Palombo, focused on four timely, widely-debated and high-impact innovation management topics.

Why Attend?

Your role of innovation process leader is also that of change agent, which can feel isolating at times. Immerse yourself into rich discussions with your peers and arm yourself with answers, examples, best practices and benchmarks so you can successfully navigate and guide your organization through its toughest challenges and highest priorities.

An Interactive Think Tank to openly discuss timely topics that will enable you to IMPACT your organization’s innovation performance.

Agenda Highlights

Product Innovation Performance Dashboard. As 2019 Year End approaches, can you summarize the impact your Innovation Performance has made on business results? Can you communicate the support you need to advance your Innovation Portfolio in 2020 and beyond to achieve your organizations fullest potential? In other words, do you have an effective Innovation Dashboard? Join this lively discussion to discover the key components of an effective dashboard (especially metrics), view examples of dashboards you can put to use immediately upon your return to your organization and learn what works and what doesn’t work.

Agile with Stage-Gate: Getting It Right. Simplify your approach to innovation and improve performance by learning to blend Agile, Scrum and Stage-Gate for maximum impact. Immerse yourself into a lively debate focused on the seemingly contradictory concepts of blending structure with freedom, process with adaptation, organization knowledge with personal expertise and so on. Join seasoned Agile innovation expert Colin Palombo and seasoned Stage-Gate innovation expert Bernd Becker to explore which approach is best for your organization.

Stage-Gate Process Leader: Mastering the 5 Roles. Get beyond enforcing the mechanics of Stage-Gate and lead its innovation performance-driving principles by mastering 5 key aspects of your role:

  1. Innovation Navigator – Be the ‘go to’ person for teams learning to navigate how innovation gets done in your company.
  2. Agent of Change – Be the enabler of team and organization change by building transformational support directly into your company’s innovation process.
  3. Continuous Learning Champion – Be the builder of organizational innovation capability by facilitating and codifying lessons learned from failures and wins.
  4. Unbiased Coordinator – Engage high performance cross-functional teams by guiding their coordination and alignment using your company’s innovation process.
  5. Scorekeeper – Bring portfolio visibility, engagement and functional alignment to performance expectations by facilitating best in class ‘Gates with Teeth’.

Digital Transformation. Discover how this market-sweeping trend will impact your innovation portfolio and organization, and learn how to get ahead of it so you can drive success with a tool you may already have in your toolkit, Stage-Gate! The versatile Stage-Gate Framework and the Stage-Gate Ready Certification ‘open network’ Program have proven instrumental in helping companies advance all three forms of digital transformation. With 500+ real company digital transformations completed over a 10 year period of time, this discussion focuses on lessons learned, value realized and common pitfalls to avoid:

  • Developing digital products (hardware, software and hybrid products)
  • Exploring and de-risking new technology platforms
  • Digitizing R&D and NPD operations/processes

Leave this Forum armed with the knowledge, insight, best practices, benchmarks, answers and case stories necessary to advance your organization’s product innovation performance.

The Venue

Marriott Spring Hill

Hotel Discount Ends Oct 30th

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Atlanta Buckhead is a contemporary hotel within walking distance of an array of attractions, the Phipps Plaza shopping mall, and a variety of excellent restaurants.

Visitors traveling from the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International airport can hop on the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (marta) for a 30-40-minute ride to the Buckhead stop. The hotel offers complimentary (pre-arranged) shuttle transportation between the train stop and the hotel.

Delegates are invited to take advantage of the Stage-Gate International preferred room rate of $154 if you book your room by Tuesday, October 30, 2019. Click on this link to Book your group rate for Stage-Gate International

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Receive a full credit toward another Stage-Gate event if you cancel within 48 hours.  If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice, a cancellation fee of $200 will be applied.

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