The Next Generation Idea-to-Launch Process: Getting the Right Products to Market Fast
Emerging in the late 1990s, Agile is a set of software development methodologies based on iterative and incremental processes in which requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. At that time, existing traditional development processes were not suited to the shrinking timelines for the software industry. This industry needed a new approach to product development and to deal with rapidly changing markets and customer needs.
Agile was developed to deal with these issues through adaptive planning, evolutionary delivery, a time-boxed iterative approach and a flexible response to change. It allowed companies to deliver working software in weeks rather than months.
And now the concepts of Agile are coming to the manufacturing world. A few leading-edge manufactures have combined Agile methods with their traditional gating processes to create an Agile-Stage-Gate® model – and initial results with these few manufacturers have been truly dramatic.
Many consider the addition of Agile to be the most important change to product development in the last 30 years.
In this course, you’ll learn how and why leading firms are moving beyond their traditional Stage-Gate® process, and how to build Agile project management into your idea-to-launch gating system. Through a series of interactive lectures, discussion and Q&A, numerous case studies and practical examples, you’ll be introduced to proven Agile tools, templates and techniques that can be immediately put into practice.
Who Should Attend
This seminar is designed for business to business executives and senior managers responsible for maximizing the returns on their innovation efforts in the fields of Innovation, Business Development, R&D, New Products, Marketing and Operations Management in both manufacturing and services industries.