The need for lean, rapid and profitable new product development has never been greater. Product life cycles are shorter, competition is more intense and customers are more demanding. Companies that fail to innovate face a grim future. The problem is that winning with new products is not easy. An estimated 46% of the resources that companies devote to the conception, development and launch of new products go to projects that do not succeed – they fail in the marketplace or never make it to market. Many companies have overhauled their product innovation processes, incorporating the critical success factors discovered through best practice research, in the form of a Stage-Gate new product development process. This program will cover how to use the Stage-Gate project management tool. The program looks at tools to use in a practical way to ensure all stages are included in a project to maximize a successful implementation. This 5- day program is a mixture of theory and practice. It is interactive and there is plenty of opportunity to practice with realistic scenarios. Each stage builds on the previous one so, by the end of the course, users will be more experienced and confident in using the Stage-Gate process and how to use the tool within a project.