One Day Workshop Managing the Innovation Factory

Project Management Office in a Product Innovation Environment.

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With this training you’ll learn:

  • How the multi-project organisation in the innovative environment is organised effectively and efficiently
  • How a PMO can play a substantial role in it
  • A roadmap for a multistage PMO implementation is given during the workshop

Teaching professionals.

Bert van Appeven

Bert van Appeven

Director Project Management and Systems Engineering
Expert in Product Innovation Management with international experience in R&D, Strategic Business Unit and numerous New Product Introductions in national sales operations, both in consumer and business to business markets. Passionate about Lean Product Development: bringing Flow into Product Development by applying “heartbeat” and “pull”.

Training information

  • Eindhoven
  • 1 day


The investment is €795, – per participant (ex. VAT). Included is the one-day workshop, extensive class material, lunch, coffee, tea and refreshment drinks.   

About the One Day Workshop Managing the Innovation Factory.

According to the “Project and Program Management Survey” of KPMG, organisations without formal project management completed only 6% of their projects in a timely manner. Be aware that the Cost of Delay (COD) in a particular innovative environment is enormous. Organisations with a structured process completed at least 75% of their projects within the set timeframe.

The objective of a Project Management Office is to provide structure and transparency in a multi-project organisation. A properly organised Project Management Office can also coach projects on project management aspects which leads to greater effectiveness. In addition, a PMO ensures that learning outcomes from project evaluations are widely distributed in the project organisation.



One Day Workshop Managing the Innovation Factory.


Projects play a crucial role in innovative environments. Projects-based work is the means for effective product development in an environment with ever-changing technologies and markets. Additionally, most R&D organisations run multiple projects simultaneously.

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How to go from a web of loose projects to a ‘factory’ of streamlined projects. How, for example, to come to effective deployment of scarce resources in such a dynamic environment. A Project Management Office (PMO) aims to provide a more transparent and efficient arrangement of a multi-project organisation.

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What you’ll learn.

Day 1

Course overview

  • What is Innovation?
  • The innovation process: technology and product development; new product introduction
  • The different forms of a multi-project organisation in an innovative environment
  • Project and program steering
  • Processes in the matrix of innovation
  • A roadmap for PMO implementation: “a practical journey”
    - Step 1: Specialists as right-hand of a program manager
    - Step 2: The PMO as staff department for senior management
    - Step 3: The PMO as a valued discipline in the innovative environment
    - Step 4: Innovative processes in the total enterprise; the EPMO, the Enterprise Project Management Office
  • Tips and advice:
    - PMO staffing
    - Innovation of innovative processes
    - PPM Tooling
    - Communication
    - Templates and document management

Practical information.

For whom

The One Day Workshop Managing the Innovation Factory is an intensive workshop designed for R&D and engineering managers who want to lead their multi-project organization optimally, for managers of (starting) PMO’s and process oriented PMO employees.


At the end of the session, the participants will receive a declaration of participation.

Location & Date

Eindhoven – High Tech Campus 29

Dates 2022
dates to be determined

Group size
A maximum of 15 participants

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