Product Development Primer #3: Moving from Tactical to Strategic Planning
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Product Development Primer #3: Moving from Tactical to Strategic Planning

Product Development Primer #3: Moving from Tactical to Strategic Planning

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UMass Lowell

University Crossing UC 158

220 Pawtucket Street

Lowell, MA

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Please join us for the third session of our Product Development Primer Series that will teach practical techniques to help you drive new product development that is capital, team, and time efficient.

Our speaker, Gary Ainsworth, will offer attendees a condensed product development tutorial honed from than 25 years of experience managing and creating processes for cost-effective, sustainable manufacturing.

Topics will include:

  • Identifying and organizing work in technical and operational work flows

  • Identifying and measuring critical problems leading to better and faster problem solving

  • Introduction to Product and Strategic Planning to drive design for manufacturability, testing and reliability


December 8th

Moving from Tactical to Strategic Planning

  • Harvesting Your Organizational Skills to Master Strategic Planning

  • Organizing Work by Roles, Goals, Scope, and Responsibilities

  • Creating Organizational Project and Initiative Frameworks

  • Product Life Cycle and How to Use It

  • Technical Roadmap Management and Alignment

Please bring you own lunch; dessert will be provided by UMass Lowell.

Guest Speaker Bio: Having grown up in the high volume manufacturing industries, Gary Ainsworth is known as a “breakthrough guy” for his ability to manage and create processes for cost-effective, sustainable manufacturing. His product development and manufacturing engineering, and operations expertise was developed in the disk drive, photonic, color printer, and gas turbine component industries where he gained experience with Digital Equipment Corporation, Tektronix (Xerox), Quantum/Maxtor Corporation, Lasertron (Corning) and a variety of client companies. Gary is the president of Arc Completa, Inc., a consulting firm that works with large and small companies with commercialization of emerging technologies, as well as with operations and design community performance improvement. Mr. Ainsworth also serves as a New Venture Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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