Project Management for Innovation Project Leaders and Managers

$1,495.00 $1,195.00 US

Oct 17-18, 2018 | Cleveland, OH

Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown

This highly interactive 2-day workshop focuses on project leadership and management methods that can be used immediately when leading a new product development project team. It provides essential information and direction for those who have been asked to lead or manage an innovation project, using a Stage-Gate innovation process, but may who have limited experience in the field of NPD project leadership or management. Workshop leaders will strip away the jargon and give practical techniques and tools that will improve personal effectiveness and increase the probability of success when leading innovation projects.

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A New Product Development Process (NPD) Leader / Manager’s job profile can be split into six discrete but complementary roles:

  1. Project Leader
  2. Change Agent / Champion
  3. Team Leader
  4. Project Planner
  5. Risk Manager
  6. Implementation Manager

Mastering each of these is critical for achieving success when leading a NPD project team. For each of these roles the course will outline the core responsibilities involved and the ideal competencies required, i.e. skills, knowledge and behaviors.

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.

By the end of the course participants will have the knowledge to:

  • Understand what it means to be a NPD project manager and the skills involved
  • Distinguish between the product innovation process and project management
  • Identify and engage stakeholders
  • Create a clear communication plan around their project
  • Create a realistic and well-defined project schedule
  • Identify project risks and assign mitigating actions
  • Motivate team members and manage the performance of a project team
  • Implement an innovation project

Agenda – Day 1

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Introductions & Agenda
9:15-10:45 Introduction to the Role of the Project Manager
10:45-11:00 Networking Break
11:00-12:30 Role 1 – Innovation Stage Lead
12:30-1:30 Networking Lunch
1:30-3:00 Role 2 – Team Leader
3:00-3:15 Networking Break
3:15-4:45 Role 3 – Stakeholder Manager
4:45 Closing Comments / Q&A

Agenda – Day 2

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Day One Recap
9:15-10:45 Role 4 – Project Planner
10:45-11:00 Networking Break
11:00-12:30 Role 5 – Project Controller
12:30-1:30 Networking Lunch
1:30-3:00 Role 6 – Project Co-Ordinator
3:00-3:15 Networking Break
3:15 Summary and Action Planning

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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