One Day Workshop Managing the Innovation Factory

Project Management Office in a Product Innovation Environment | 1 day

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. 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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About the One Day Workshop Managing the Innovation Factory

According to the “Project and Program Management Survey” of KPMG, organisations without a 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 lead to greater effectiveness. In addition, a PMO ensures that learning outcomes from project evaluations are widely distributed in the project organisation.

Subjects of the One Day Workshop Managing the Innovation Factory

During the Managing the Innovation Factory Workshop the following subjects will be discussed:

  • 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

Results of the One Day Workshop Managing the Innovation Factory

During the workshop you will 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.

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 organisation optimally, for managers of (starting) PMO’s and process oriented PMO employees.

Setup workshop

1 Day, from 9am to 5 pm

Locations, dates & schedule

Location: Eindhoven – High Tech Campus 29,

Dates 2021

Investment workshop

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


Bert van Appeven

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”.

Certificate / diploma

Participants who have followed the training receive a certificate of participation.

Method of teaching

The training is offered as an in-class course, but any other form is open for negotiation. We are able to offer offline, online and hybrid courses.

Group size

A maximum of 15 participants

Please contact Irene (+31 (0)6 82 45 62 86) or send an email to

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About the Holland Innovative Academy

Holland Innovative helps to develop the competencies of you and your colleagues to strengthen your organization and create growth. Together with renowned centres of expertise such as Eindhoven University of Technology, Twente University, Delft University of Technology and the University of Stuttgart we organize courses, trainings and masterclasses in Project Management, Product & Process Development, Reliability, Data Science and MedTech. We offer both open enrolment and in-company training; tailor-made to fully meet the needs and the strategy of your organization. Coupling these courses with practical experience is important in order to maximise the effectiveness. Where possible, your own cases/data are discussed during our training and/or further explored by coaching on-the-job, project participation and also in the User Groups.

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