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Project Management for Innovation
Project Leaders and Managers

Date: Sept. 26-27, 2017
City: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Venue: Hilton Rotterdam


Project Management for Innovation Project Leaders and Managers

This two day workshop provides essential information and direction for those who have been asked to lead or manage an innovation project, through a Stage-Gate® innovation process, but who have limited experience in the field of NPD project leadership or management.

The Stage-Gate idea-to-launch model is the industry standard for managing new product development innovation excellence. This widely-implemented process elegantly integrates numerous performance-driving practices into an easy-to-understand play-book for success. 

Our highly interactive two-day course focuses on project leadership and management methods that can be used immediately when leading a NPD project team. 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.

A NPD Process Leader / Manager's job profile can be split into six discrete but complementary roles: 

  • Project Leader
  • Change Agent / Champion
  • Team Leader
  • Project Planner
  • Risk Manager
  • 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.

Who should attend?

This workshop provides an introduction to project management for those managing, leading or working within an innovation project team.

It is suitable for managers from any function who are seeking training to help build skills and confidence.

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

Project Management for Innovation
Project Leaders and Managers

Date: Sept. 26-27, 2017
City: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Venue: Hilton Rotterdam


Day One Agenda

Introduction to the Role of the Project Manager

  • What is a project? 
  • What is project management?
  • Introduction to the six key roles of the model project manager

Role 1 – Project Leader

  • Leading a project within a Stage-Gate process
  • Initiating a Project

Role 2 – Change Agent / Project Champion

  • Planning stakeholder communication based on stakeholder authority and involvement

Role 3 – Team Leader

  • Roles and responsibilities within a team
  • How to structure a team for success
  • Motivating and managing a high performing team

Day Two Agenda

Role 4 – Project Planner

  • Defining a structured project plan & creating a project schedule
  • Addressing interdependencies 

Role 5 – Risk Manager

  • Managing risks
  • Dealing with problems

Role 6 – Implementation Manager

  • Running a project day to day – monitoring and controlling
  • Passing (and not passing gates)
  • Communicating progress
  • Closing a project / post launch review    

Summary and Action Planning

  • Bringing all six project manager roles together
  • Personal development planning – opportunities for personal development
  • Hints and tips for success

Project Management for Innovation
Project Leaders and Managers

Date: Sept. 26-27, 2017
City: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Venue: Hilton Rotterdam


Enrollment Information

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Hilton Rotterdam
Weena 10, 3012 CM Rotterdam, The Netherlands
t: +31 10 710 8053

Enrollment Fee:
$1,495 USD/person. Fee includes all workshop materials, luncheon and refreshment breaks.

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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.

Contact Izabella Lis at +1-905-637-8797 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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