Speed Innovations to Market with Less Waste and Risk Webcast | April 17, 2014
During this April 17th webcast, John Farnbach will introduce fresh thinking about innovation, waste, and the NPD process. If you’re struggling with delay and wasted effort in your most innovative development projects, it may be time to pivot in your thinking about process.
John will address problems that create risk and delays that hobble developers’ agility to respond quickly in a fast-changing market such as:
Changing customer requirements force design rework
Technical discoveries redefine the opportunity
You slavishly follow an outdated plan only to launch an outdated product
Waiting for a market to stabilize wastes competitive advantage
Instead of trying to eliminate change, you identify uncertainties, reduce the cost of changes, and accelerate learning to resolve uncertainties before they become major disruptions.
Why "best practice" planning creates delay and waste for innovative products
Tools to reduce the cost of change, rather than trying to avoid it
Methods to reduce risk by accelerating learning
Who should attend this webcast?
This webcast is designed for direct contributors and first level mangers working in all aspects of new product development, including design, marketing, manufacturing and quality.
About the speaker
John Farnbach's consulting is based on what he has learned in 35 years working in and managing productdevelopment, marketing, and business units and teaching business finance. John has over 30 years' experience working in and consulting with companies across a broad spectrum of industries and technologies.
He has collaborated with Preston G. Smith, the pioneer of flexible development methods, on delivering training and consulting in the area. He has experience at all levels of product development, ranging from hands-on product design through VP-level management of product development. He has also served in marketing and product line management. He is currently a Principal of Silver Streak Partners LLC, working to improve product development results with less fire-fighting and crisis management.
He has a Ph.D.(EE) and BSEE from Princeton University and an MS (EE) from the University of New Mexico.