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March 20, 2013
Chairman of the Board and CFO Jim Matheson was a speaker as part of the Society of Decision Professional‘s fundamentals webinar series titled “Decision Analysis = Decision Engineering” on March 20, 2013. If
April 11, 2013
Somik Raha will be co-chairing the session “What Does “Decision Analytics” Mean for Decision Analysts?” at this year’s DAAG conference.
Description: “Analytics” is the new buzzword in decision-aiding. Many companies, including DAAG sponsors, are forming “decision analytics” functions within their companies. This year’s DAAG conference was located
February 11, 2013
Don Creswell, Co-Founder of SmartOrg, will be attending CoDev 2013 in La Jolla, CA from Monday, February 11th to 13th. Feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to arrange some one-on-one time with him. For everything you need to know
November 16, 2012
PDMA Webcast Executive Series
Thursday, November 15th at 11:00 PST. Click here to register.
This webinar will be a review of the highlights and profound findings from the all-day Lab held at PDMA PIM in Orlando, Florida on Monday, October
BEI: 100% Focused on Execution – Creating a Sustainable, Repeatable, and Profitable Innovation System
October 09, 2012
Click here to learn some of what was covered at the Second Annual BEI: Back End of Innovation conference. BEI is a conference focused on the execution of innovation. It’s about commercializing ideas into innovation and creating new value; value creation that drives bottom line
October 20, 2012
The 36th Product Innovation Management (PIM) conference built upon its past history of bringing the best content to its attendees by delivering the latest in product and service development knowledge and practices that are applicable to real world situations. Attendees gained the latest insights into effective product development practices, networkrd
Process Driven Innovation: Capturing the Enterprise’s Creative Energy to Fill the Innovation Pipeline
September 13, 2012
August 16, 2012
PDMA Webcast Executive Series
For more than a decade, companies have focused on innovation. Hundreds of approaches to innovation have emerged, many with limited success. What has worked? What has not? Why have business leaders been disappointed with ideation? Why have many companies failed to realize the promise of innovation? SmartOrg’s
September 09, 2012
The Journey to Visionary Innovation
David Matheson assisted Keith O’Brien of Frost & Sullivan in presenting the guidebook “Innovation Portfolio Management: Balancing Value and Risk.” For a complimentary excerpt of the guidebook, send an email to email@example.com. The presentation featured a case study based on a
July 18, 2012
Principles of Good Strategic Portfolio Management
Strategic portfolio management differs greatly from “operational” portfolio management, basically concentrating on selecting the best projects to develop and prioritizing allocation of resources on producing the highest possible economic value throughout the development process. Decision making is complicated by risks and uncertainty around technical, timing,
June 14, 2012
PDMA Webcast Executive Series: Bringing Agility to Business Development
June 14, 2012
Click below to watch a hi-definition webcast titled “Bringing Agility to Business Development.” To view or print the slide catalog, click here. If you’d like to be a part of the
April 26, 2012
Frost & Sullivan highlighted Co-Innovation, featuring Rich Duncombe of Hewlett-Packard in an hour-long webcast with SmartOrg. Learn how your organization can stimulate innovation by joining forces with others outside your industry.
Impact of co-innovation
Lessons learned from HP & Shell
Best practices you can apply to your organization
March 15, 2012
Making the case for investment in your new product idea is a pretty challenging task – especially when there is uncertainty about market size, price, share and other factors that will affect your projections. In this webcast, we will follow a team as it seeks support for a radical innovation:
February 16, 2012
HOW DO YOU SELECT PROJECTS AND OPTIMIZE PORTFOLIO VALUE WHEN THINGS ARE RISKY AND UNCERTAIN?
To register for this webinar, click here.
The challenge: too many projects compete for limited resources. How do you select the best ones in which to invest? How do you allocate resources throughout development to feed
May 23, 2012
Optimizing Product Development Value
No matter how well you plan, products will not always be successful. 40% to 75% of new products fail to achieve forecast revenue or profits. Even at companies as sophisticated as Google: “Out of 22 major product launches, eight have been huge flops.”
In this webcast, we will
May 10, 2012
Innovation and new product development are risky. 40% to 75% of new products fail. You can improve the odds of winning using the tools of Advanced PPM — taking project and portfolio evaluation beyond scoring rules, questionnaires and other subjective methods. Learn how during this briefing by Don Creswell, co-founder
April 27, 2012
This is an excerpt from Fire up Cross-Company Breakthrough Innovation webinar that gives an example of how the Formulation phase of the innovation process can work with Portfolio Navigator.
February 02, 2012
Meet with SmartOrg executives as they facilitate a highly interactive session where you will learn about best practices in creating corporate portfolios. You will have the opportunity to deconstruct these practices and determine how to implement them in
November 16, 2011
Society of Decision Professionals presents this FREE webinar with Jay Andersen as your presenter and David Matheson as the moderator.
In his presentation, Dr. Andersen will explain that credible forecasts about an uncertain future are the cornerstone of a good project evaluation process. The effective quantification of the technical feasibility of
November 02, 2011
PDMA’s 35th Product Innovation Management Annual Global Conference is sharply focused on advancing individuals’ product development and management COMPETENCE through DEEP-DIVE DISCOVERY LABS as well as on building organizational CONFIDENCE through KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS and CASE STUDIES from leaders
November 02, 2011
Meet us in Chicago where we will demonstrate Advanced PPM software – an SAP-certified integration of Portfolio Navigator® and PPM 5.0 that enables companies to optimize the economic value of R&D, NPD and Innovation.
September 12, 2011
Frost & Sullivan’s global community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership is focused on sharing, engaging, and inspiring a continuous flow of new ideas and fresh perspectives which leverage innovation as a resource to help address global challenges.
At this conference, SmartOrg CEO David Matheson led a workshop based on
August 31, 2011
“SmartOrg was a featured sponsor of the PIPELINE2011 virtual conference that showcased the current state of knowledge and practices around innovation, product development and project/portfolio management.”
7th Annual Global Innovations in New Product Development and Market Strategy 2011: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange (Conference)
June 12, 2011
We had a great session discussing the Dow Agrosciences Case study. Groups took different practices and discussed why they were best practices, what the barriers to implementation were, and how each company’s current practice compared. Finally, we voted on the most beneficial practices and the most
May 16, 2011
David Matheson, SmartOrg President and CEO, joined industry leaders from Cisco, Dell, W.L. Gore and other innovative companies at FEI. He presented the session “Innovations in Innovation Management: The World has Changed!” during the annual Portfolio Management
May 15, 2011
March 13, 2011
More than 100 seasoned executives in the medical devices industry, led by SmartOrg’s David Matheson and other experts, exchanged ideas as they explored the massive forces expected to shift the landscape of the industry.
Case Study Presentation by Willy Hoos of Philips Home Healthcare Solutions –
March 10, 2011
Rich Duncombe, Innovation Catalyst at Hewlett-Packard, describes how HP used economic-value analysis to identify 30 business opportunities, which enabled the company to launch 15 new businesses – 70% of which involved disruptive innovation.
February 10, 2011
Ken Edwardsson, Global Leader of Strategy and Corporate Affairs at Dow AgroSciences reveals how, working with SmartOrg, the company implemented a global portfolio management process and software that helped create some $2 billion added portfolio value.
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November 01, 2010
Part 3: Putting it all Together (one hour)
The final session of the series features discussions around optimizing value from project selection to commercialization. A case study tracks the development of a project and how it proceeds through development over time, responding to changing business challenges. Participants learn how to
September 10, 2010
SmartOrg® interactive sessions and panel discussions involved senior product development, innovation and marketing executives in spirited discussions around subjects crucial to optimizing NPD value. Participants exchanged views on dealing effectively with resource constraints, uncertainty and risk, and coping with the ever-changing landscape as the economy and disruptive technologies.
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June 15, 2010
SmartOrg® introduced the PPM Optimization Workbench™ that integrates SAP Project/Portfolio Management software (PPM 5.0) with SmartOrg Portfolio Navigator® to provide complete strategic and tactical project/portfolio management within a single system.
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June 10, 2010
Frost & Sullivan MindXchange : 34th Annual Global Conference on Product Innovation Management (October 2010)
SmartOrg CEO led a full day lab: “New Realities of Portfolio Management”. This dynamic interactive session was given high marks by executives from a wide range of industries.
June 10, 2010
Don Creswell, Co-Founder of SmartOrg, introduced Dr. Ward Peterson, SVP of Scientific Affairs at Inspire Pharamceuticals. Dr. Peterson spoke on the Zen and the Science of Portfolio Decision Making. He asked and discussed many issues pertinent to many companies today including: Are spreadsheets mind-numbing? Can you really digest a decision
January 10, 2010
Part 1: Principles of Strategic Portfolio Management (one hour)
• The eight key principles of strategic portfolio management and how you can employ them in your organization
• How your organization compares with others on applying the eight principles
• Case studies illustrate the principles
Part 2: Portfolio Simulation (one hour)
This interactive session focused on optimizing business
September 15, 2009
David Matheson facilitated an interactive session: The Great Debate: Short vs.Long – Term; Operational vs. Strategic Portfolio Value Investment.
June 23, 2009
Don Creswell and Tony DeRosa presented Portfolio Value and Resource Optimization with Portfolio Navigator™ and SAP RPM at this World Trade Group PLM event.
June 07, 2009
David Matheson facilitated an interactive session titled: Cutting Cost Without Cutting the Future: Fail Fast Exercises in Uncertainty
SAP and PlatinumDB: Portfolio Value Optimization: A Winning Approach in Uncertain Times (Webinar Replay)
June 04, 2009
PlatinumDB Consulting, SmartOrg and SAP hosted a one-hour program featuring Jim Brown, president of Tech-Clarity, Inc., an independent research and consulting firm that specializes in exposing the true business value of software technology and services. Jim is a recognized thought leader in best practices for maximizing business-performance improvement from enterprise
Management Roundtable: Product Portfolio Management: Controlling Risk Exposure while Maximizing Profit Potential (Webinar Replay)
May 21, 2009
A two-day intensive Management Roundtable course focused on how to optimize project and portfolio value by managing uncertainty, identifying and prioritizing high-value projects, and allocating scarce resources.
Frost & Sullivan: Optimizing Project and Portfolio Value in Uncertain Times: When to Hold ‘em and When to Fold ‘em (Webinar Replay)
May 21, 2009
In this replay of a Frost & Sullivan eBroadcast, you will learn how companies have created exceptional value when faced with the challenges posed by the economic downturn.
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