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Product Development Processes

Target of the project was an international optimisation and standardization of the product development process.

Initial Situation

  • Worldwide operating automotive supplier, approx. 6,000 employees
  • Development sites in Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Korea, Japan and USA
  • Locally developed product development processes, individually tailored to respective OEM requirements
  • New products require international cooperation of various product development sites
  • Leading OEMs enforce standardization


  • Harmonized product development process (PDP) and Project Management (PM) (PM)

    • Processes

    • Organization

    • Human Resources / Soft Skills

    • IT-Support

  • Individual degrees of freedom for different OEM and cultural requirements


  • Analysis of existing processes and organization
  • Configuration of a standardized PDP with supporting PM methods
  • Country and OEM-specific tailoring, without softening the standardization
  • Training with real project teams, based on their current projects
  • Selection and implementation of appropriate IT-support


  • Standardized project types, process models and decision points
  • Lean project reporting (project charter, key figures, etc.)
  • Implementation of quality gates method
  • Training of more than 800 engineers from all required functions worldwide