Date: January 16, 2013
Jeanne Bradford — TCGen, Inc.

The prevailing view of innovation is wrong. The traditional view of product development is that there is a fundamental dilemma between innovation and time to market. You can have one or the other, but not both. But this is not true. This session will provide graphical tools that you can start using immediately to help your product teams accelerate both innovation and time-to-market. These tools can be applied to organizations of all sizes – from start up to large global organizations – and will be applied to relevant case studies.

This will be a highly interactive session where you will learn how to apply the following graphical tools:

  • Making Better Decisions Faster: Management’s role in accelerating innovation and time-to-market
  • Applying “Just Right” processes: Optimizing process within your organization
  • The Innovation Framework: Poising teams for success
  • Creating Effective Teams: Time is gained or lost at the team level
  • Eliminating Political Roadblocks: They slow teams and hinder innovation

Participants will also receive free downloads of the tools that they can customize to their organization to begin accelerating product innovation.

About the Speaker
Jeanne Bradford (@jeannebradford)is the co-author of Innovate Products Faster: Graphical Tools for Accelerating Product Development, and a principal of TCGen, a Silicon Valley based management consulting firm, practicing in the area of product development best practices.

Jeanne has been a business and technology leader across a broad range of high tech companies over her twenty-five year career. She has led global organizations to deliver compelling products and technologies for some of the industry’s leading companies, including Apple, Cisco and AOL. While at Apple she led the re-architecture of the Apple new product development process, resulting in faster time to market of the Macintosh product lines. Additionally, she was a key contributor in the teams responsible for delivering simultaneous global launches, global manufacturing readiness, and customer feedback programs.

As a results-driven leader, Jeanne has a proven track record in building lean, global teams that deliver high value. Her strengths & expertise include product roadmap execution, remote development, product development best practices, and program management. Jeanne is a frequently invited industry speaker on the topic of product development best practices and the application of social technologies to the product innovation process.

She earned a MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA in mathematics from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.

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