Projects in all industries are more and more influenced by complex customer requirements as well as social communities and legal constraints. Projects are often facing delays and budgetary overspends. Although sound project management and sound engineering processes are applied, traditional methods are not able to cope with the complexity of modern projects. This course will give an introduction on collaboration approaches of engineering and project management. The course will concentrate on the main processes of project management and engineering to give an introduction and overview to handle complexity by systems engineering supporting and being supported by project management. Using systems engineering combined with project management will make project planning more robust against changes and will increase the probability to complete a project in time and budget to full customer satisfaction

-  Collaboration of Project Managements and Development during Project Definition

-  Risk Identification

-  Definition of work packages aligned on functions and Interfaces

-  Monitoring of Project Status by structured development processes and requirements tracing

-  Roles, Responsibilities Deliverables and Methods

-  Strategies of collaboration of engineering and project management


For project and engineering managers

Participants: 5-12

Duration: 2 days

Language: English or German


Modern technical products are often integrated systems. The time has gone where products are composed of single systems to provide single functions. Product functionality today is achieved by a combination of integrated systems, where functions cannot be simple allocated to dedicated hardware assemblies. Systems Engineering provides a methodology to find solutions for an optimised system architecture and development process to achieve the target. The course will introduce methods and processes for an optimised development and life cycle approach. The course is providing a basic introduction in systems engineering with its process models, methodologies and full life cycle support.

Methods and Processes for System Development

-  Collection and Compilation of Requirements

-  Architectural Design and Solution Strategies

-  Requirements Validation and Requirements

-  Verification Process Models

-  Verification Strategies

-  Concurrent Engineering Requirements Management and Traceability


For project manager and system development engineers

Participants: 5-15

Language: English or German

Duration 3 days



The success of a product in the market is not only defined by its functions and design, it is also dominated by the total cost of ownership. Total cost of ownership is amongst others dominated by maintenance effort and cost. The training will introduce in structured methods along the product life cycle to support product development for an optimised design for maintainability suiting customer requirements and total cost of ownership

Definition and Change of Maintenance Plans, Strategies for maintenance friendly product design.
-  Maintenance Concept
-  Definition of maintenance candidates
-  Maintenance Task Analysis
-  Evaluation of maintenance effort and design for maintainability
-  Level of Repair Analysis
-  Transport, Packaging, Handling and Storage Analysis
-  Evaluation of Maintenance Cost
-  Continuous maintenance plan improvements

For maintenance engineers and RAMS specialists
Language: English or German
Participants: 5-15
Duration 3 days