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Saving the Nation’s Infrastructure and the Technological Imperative

by Barry LePartner
December 11, 2012 | 60:54 | Views: 257 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.16 / 5

In this webinar, Barry LePatner, author of Too Big to Fall: America’s Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward and creator of www.SaveOurBridges.com, explains how truly precarious our nation’s infrastructure has become and how using new technology will produce enough savings to offset the stagering costs resulting from the past few decades of deferred maintenance. He’ll lay out how new assessment technologies are central to overcoming the limiting effects of visual inspection for both bridge management and funding allocation, and offer a variety of benefits to transportation departments and the public.

Moving Up the Value Stream – A Case Study in Concurrency

by Peter J. Fritz
March 20, 2012 | 52:48 | Views: 180 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.00 / 5

Innovation of new-to-the-world systems is complex in a global economy. Increasing customer value while improving organic growth exponentially increases that complexity, particularly when that mandates a need to expand into unknown technologies and markets. In that scenario, managing multiple component streams and multiple vendors on a global basis would seem impossible at best. In the context of Concurrency, the seemingly impossible becomes possible and global complexity becomes manageable. This presentation encompasses the successful Launch of a new global system and examines the impact of Concurrency on time, speed, quality, cost and complexity. The criticality of a clear strategy and early dialog with all functional stakeholders will be discussed in the context of the overall system success and the elimination of rework or quality issues after Launch. And it all started with an electric toothbrush.

Finding Opportunities for Profitable Revenue Growth

by Frank Harris
April 08, 2014 | 61:28 | Views: 914 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.92 / 5

Many companies are struggling to break out of a pattern of stagnant revenue and continue to find that their new product development projects add little to the bottom line. Many of the techniques that companies have used to segment their markets to find new opportunities are failing...Why? This webinar will explore a return to a fundamental process of using Jobs-To-Be-Done thinking to catapult you back into a high growth mode.



"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

- Dave Barry