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TRAINING

Make Innovation your Growth Driver

Prodex provides a range of customised and in-house training workshops to ensure your business is aligned with the latest in product development. We are also in partnership with some of the world’s leading innovation academics & practitioners.

TRAIN YOUR STAFF TO INNOVATE WITH PURPOSE

Training and development of your company’s knowledge and understanding of the complexities of Systematic Innovation Governance is paramount to increasing a portfolio’s value. Prodex has a series of workshops designed to educate and inform and are tailored to your business and reviews your ACTIVE project portfolio with your executive team.

Systematic Innovation Governance (SIG)   |   Stage-Gate Idea to Launch   |   Strategic & Technology Roadmapping   |   Innovation Planning   |   Voice of Customer  |  Portfolio Management  |   Accolade User Training

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SYSTEMATIC INNOVATION GOVERNANCE (SIG) TRAINING

The Systematic Innovation Governance (SIG) masterclass has been developed by Prodex to provide specific and details training on the four quadrants of governance including:

Process and Project Management
Define multiple Stage-Gate® processes for multiple projects to assess and approve growth initiatives vs business sustaining initiatives enabling different teams to be involved in different projects.

Portfolio Prioritisation and Optimisation
With the use of Strategic Buckets, learn to define the percentage of overall innovation investment in each portfolio. Effective portfolio prioritization allows weak projects to be cancelled and resources to be re-deployed to higher-value projects.

Innovation Planning
Learn to define a set of commercial attributes of each innovation project.

Idea and Concept Development
Identify innovation planning gaps for idea campaigns with scorecards and evaluation tools to ensure alignment between unmet needs of the business and the innovation focus and priorities

Stage-Gate® | IDEA TO LAUNCH

The Stage-Gate® Idea to Launch methodology created by Innovation expert, Dr Robert Cooper, is the ‘industry standard’ for managing product innovation and is used by companies of all sizes around the world. It is a function-neutral business process that coordinates all of the disciplines and their respective practices while bringing visibility and oversight to the innovation pipeline.

This enables a company’s leadership team to manage innovation strategically and achieves:

  • Better in-market success (new product sales and profits)
  • Better return on investment
  • Better in-company project success (speed, scope, prioritization, and budget)
  • Greater portfolio visibility enabling better governance agility
  • Improved in-company cross-functional team collaboration
  • Improved collaboration with external development partners

Prodex has extensive experience in the development and implementation of Stage-Gate® processes and through its training offerings, companies they have worked with are able to overhaul their existing processes and improve the quality of their portfolios.

STRATEGIC & TECHNOLOGY ROADMAPPING

Strategic roadmapping is a required competency for companies seeking long term advantages over competitors and clarity on the direction and strength of marketing and technology trends. Best performing companies are twice as likely to use roadmaps as poorer performers.

Prodex provides training and implementation of strategic roadmapping methodologies as well as technology solutions which enable collaborative market and technology roadmapping. Prodex has aligned with Penn State University’s leading scholar, Dr Irene Petrick roadmapping methodologies and continues to focus on the latest research to share this with businesses in the training sessions.

INNOVATION PLANNING

Effective innovation planning processes help you and your business identify gaps and develop the right new product innovation strategy to ensure business growth and success.

Understanding how much revenue and profit the business will make over time from your existing products and mapping out how much value the business will create over time will help you sustain growth and potentially seize opportunities for future growth. Prodex works with company executives to train their teams to align their new product development with growth strategies.

VOICE OF CUSTOMER

The definition of Voice of the Customer (VoC) describes your customer’s feedback about their experiences with and expectations for your products or services. It focuses on customer needs, expectations, understandings, and product improvement. Voice of customer research is more effective than traditional market research methods as it uncovers the unmet needs of your consumer.

Prodex offers training and implementation of VoC methods for new product research. By conducting in-depth qualitative interviews which follow the “voices into choices” methodology, Prodex has been highly effective in assisting companies define their field of opportunity for New Products.

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

A Portfolio Management system is the centralized management of the processes, methods, and technologies used by project managers and project management offices to analyse and collectively manage current or proposed projects based on numerous key characteristics.

By working with and training companies about understanding the importance of portfolio reviews and gate meetings, companies can achieve effective decision making. This process can also be automated using an online enterprise innovation management software system, such as Sopheon’s Accolade Software package.

ACCOLADE USER TRAINING

The Accolade Software solution provides a unique, fully integrated processes for the entire innovation management and new product development lifecycle.

Prodex is the Australia, NZ and South East Asian reseller of Sopheon’s Accolade enterprise innovation management system including:

1. Strategic innovation and roadmapping
2. Portfolio and in-market management
3. Idea and concept development
4. Process and project management
5. Resource Planning

Prodex provides training and support for Accolade to improve our customers innovation and new product performance for sustainable, profitable revenue growth.

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