The ability of officers, managers, and key professionals to direct and make their organizations productive through metrics and measures is the focus of the eleventh R&D Product Development Metrics Summit to be held May 4-6, 2010 in metro Boston. The Metrics Summit is a series of 3 seminars, focused on 3 major areas of importance to R&D executives and managers. The First Two Seminars The first seminar [Measuring Product Development II (MPDII) - May 4] is focused on the issues that top management has to deal with that are a bit squishy and hard to quantify. The topics span the subjects of setting hurdle rates, assessing risk and complexity, tradeoff analysis, measuring capacity, and assessing overall financial performance. The second seminar [Proactive and Predictive R&D Metrics (PPRD) - May 5 AM] is focused on the three different stages of developing early, predictive metrics that will enable managers to foresee issues on the horizon or to know that success is in front of them. GGI was the first company to differentiate proactive from predictive metrics in the 1990s which then spawned further exploration of that management science. The Third Seminar-Workshop The third seminar, is more accurately a Workshop [Product Development Metrics Portfolios (PDMP) - May 5 PM and May 6]. From start to completion, participants work in groups to develop "a set of measures suitable for measuring the entire organization and the activities within it." The course book is largely a compendium of hundreds of measures for R&D organizations across all categories of measures. The scorecard each group will create will contain a comprehensive set of measures for the R&D organization as a whole at the top officer level. This portfolio of metrics will be suitable to pass the necessary metrics to the CEO that are needed by the corporation. This portfolio of metrics will be suitable to consistently measure projects, and the functional and technical organizations that perform the projects. Improvement measures will also be addressed. The US Patent & Trademark Office granted a trademark to GGI in January 2007 for our Linked Metrics Portfolio® framework which is used during the PDMP seminar. Our framework results in a set of metrics that span multiple organization levels and remain integrated. The Summit will be led by Bradford L. Goldense, NPDP, CMfgE, CPIM, CCP a recognized expert on both R&D metrics and rapid product development, supported by others from the GGI Team. For more information about Goldense Group, Inc. [GGI], a twenty-four year old internationally recognized company in the areas of product development and measurement, go to our Home Page at www.goldensegroupinc.com, or give us a call at 781-444-5400.