IfM Masterclass: How to select the right innovation projects

During this masterclass, John Saiz will talk about hands-on tools and techniques for selecting the right innovation projects, drawing on his 25+ years’ experience at NASA, spanning the Space Shuttle, International Space Station and Orion Programs.

Dates Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 15:00 to 16:30
Venue Online
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Event details:

Overview of project selection methods
– Context for project selection: the innovation funnel
– Qualitative methods
– Quantitative approaches
Portfolio balancing methodologies
– Parameters by which balancing takes place
– The method of balancing
Integrating project selection techniques with other decision support tools

This 90-minute session includes time for participants to experience and run through the tools. The masterclass format will be informal; discussion and questions will be encouraged to enhance the overall experience.

Who should attend?
Join senior innovation and business leaders for this IfM Masterclass where you will learn how to use these approaches in small, medium and large organisations and have the opportunity to try part of the process.

Masterclass Instructor
John Saiz is an Industrial Associate with the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). Formerly the Chief Technologist / Chief Technology Officer at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre. John and the team at the IfM work with technology intensive organisations worldwide to refine their innovation and technology management capabilities. 

The Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) provides a unique environment for the creation and sharing of new ideas and approaches to modern industrial practice.