The Role & Responsibilities of a Stage-Gate Process Manager

$1,495.00 US

Oct 24-25, 2018 | San Diego, CA

Venue: Crown Plaza, San Diego

A New Product Development (NPD) Process Manager’s job profile can be split into 6 discrete but complementary roles: 1) Process Expert, 2) Educator, 3) Process Coordinator, 4) Gate Facilitator, 5) Score Keeper and 6) Change Agent /Champion.

Mastering each of these is critical for achieving success in the position. For each of these roles the course will outline the core responsibilities involved and the ideal competencies required, i.e. skills, knowledge and behaviours. Through interactive exercises and personal planning activities, attendees will complete personal and business development action plans to ensure that the program has practical application back in the workplace.

Attend this two-day workshop to learn how to lever the 6 roles effectively and to elevate product development performance.

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“No system, no matter how good, ever implemented itself. It needs someone to make it happen. That’s the role of the Process Manager. To my knowledge there has never been a successful installation of Stage-Gate without a process manager in place.”

Stage-Gate® creator – Dr. Robert Cooper

When you scan the roles and responsibilities of a typical Stage-Gate® Process Manager you can see why this is true! He or she will lead the implementation effort, assume responsibility for:

  • Sustaining, updating and improving the system,
  • Providing or direct all training initiatives,
  • Using portfolio management techniques to ensure the right projects are being worked on,
  • Tracking each and every project in the pipeline,
  • Evaluating performance and measure success,
  • Facilitating and referee gate meetings,
  • Providing coaching and resources to project teams,
  • Overseeing the product development IT system and
  • Constantly scanning the horizon for new techniques and tools to elevate product development and project management capabilities.

Agenda – Day 1

9:00-9:15 Introduction and Purpose
9:15-10:45 Overview of the Role of the Innovation Process Manager
10:45-11:00 Networking Break
11:00-12:30 Role 1 – The Process Expert
12:30-1:30 Networking Lunch
1:30-3:00 Role 2 – The Champion of Change
3:00-3:15 Networking Break
3:15-4:45 Role 3 – The Educator
4:45-5:00 Wrap up and Q&A
5:00 End of Day 1

Agenda – Day 2

9:00-9:45 Recap of Day 1
9:15-10:45 Role 4 – The Process Co-ordinator
10:45-11:00 Networking Break
11:00-12:30 Role 5 – The Gate Facilitator
12:30-1:30 Networking Lunch
1:30-3:00 Role 6 – The Score Keeper
3:00-3:15 Networking Break
3:15-4:45 The role of the Process Manager in your business
4:45-5:00 Wrap up and Q&A
5:00 End of Workshop

“The Roles and Responsibilities of a Stage-Gate Process Manager workshop is a must attend for organizations that desire to improve or implement a structured Stage-Gate® process. The course provides well articulated specific guidance to make the gates in the stage-gate process effective, improve decision making and explains the critical roles in the stage-gate process. The instructor had great ‘street credibility’ to lead the workshop. I wish I would have attended the workshop 6 months sooner!”

Jim Justice,
Vice President of Corporate Responsibility & Resource Development
Kalsec Inc.

Kalsec Inc.

Benefits of Team Attendance

If you can bring colleagues to the event, so much the better… this initiative requires a team effort and it’s always good to have a small team, rather than just one person, to implement what’s been learned. By attending as a team your organization will:

  • Enhance cross-functional team effectiveness
  • Acquire new skills together to improve new product development success
  • Save time and money by attending as a group

Contact Sue Phillips at +1-905-637-8797 ext. 231 or by email for more seminar information and group discounts.

Cancellation Policy: Should you be unable to attend for any reason, please inform us in writing no later than thirty business days prior to the event start date for a credit voucher for the full amount. If you prefer, a refund less a $200 US non-refundable deposit will be issued. No refunds will be given for cancellations received within thirty business days of the event.

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