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Meeting ArchiveJanuary Meeting:
Thursday January 31, 2008
Meeting Schedule
 

DEVELOP MORE PRODUCTS WITHOUT MORE RESOURCES

Development teams are challenged to develop more products, in shorter timeframes with the same or fewer resources. As we all know, this is a difficult challenge and, if not properly addressed, will create a fast paced, dynamic and often chaotic and frustrating environment.

A new solution is emerging which looks at how well the organization?s approach stacks up against the challenges of their development environment and introduces a new term called Product Focus.

Product Focus is the idea that organizations tend to exhibit a consistent behavior when planning and executing projects and as you would expect, organizations are most effective when their Product Focus matches their Development Environment.

All attendees will have an opportunity to complete a survey to identify your organization?s Product Focus. An overview on how to interpret your Product Focus will be provided along with methods and practices to shift and change your focus to better match the environment.

Recently compiled industry results will be used to characterize different size companies and identify which companies are most likely to use consultants and contractors.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Donald A. Borcherding has a BSEE from the University of Missouri at Rolla and over 20 years experience in new product development. He has successfully optimized Systems, Software, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering performance in the Medical Device, Semiconductor, Defense, Marine and Broadcast Video industries in both small and medium size organizations.

Don founded NexSummit, LLC to help organizations reduce development cost and improve time to market. His primary focus has been to understand an organization?s Product Focus versus their Development Environment to make improvements that provide the greatest benefit.

ABOUT THE CONSULTANTS NETWORK
Founded in 1992, the IEEE Consultants Network of Northern NJ encourages and pro?motes the use of independent technical consultants by business and industry.


Time:Place:Info:
Thursday January 31, 7:30pm
Non-members welcome!
Aeroflex / KDI-Integrated Products
(note: entrance for the meeting is at the rear of the building)
60 South Jefferson Ave.
Whippany, N.J.

Contact: 973-728-4500, robert@rdwalker.com


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