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Innovation Management & Product Development (E)

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Determine the innovation needs of a company and develop an innovation strategy.
• Structure the innovation needs and define suitable processes with methods for further processing.
• Apply creativity methods.
• Analyze the most important framework conditions for product development and define requirements for the product development process.
• Design product development processes in line with the requirements.
• Apply product development methods

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Strategic relevance of innovation (competitiveness)
• Structured handling of innovations (innovation-promoting organizational forms, corporate culture, management forms)
• Importance of product development for companies
• Scope and integration of product development in companies
• Design forms of the product development process and organizational forms
• Approaches in product development with regard to concept, concept and elaboration such as functional analysis, QFD, specification, FMEA, concept evaluation (quality approaches) and production transition
• Variant management and approaches for the representation of external complexity
• Management of target costs

recommended or required reading

• Anthony, et al. (2008): The Innovator’s guide to growth, Harvard Business Press
• Anthony (2012): The little black book of innovation, Harvard Business School Publishing
• Corsten, et al. (2006): Grundlagen des Innovationsmanagements, Vahlen Verlag München
• Hauschildt, Salomo (2007): Innovationsmanagement, 4. Aufl., Vahlen Verlag München
• Morgan, Liker (2006): The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process and Technology, Productivity Press
• Scheer, et al. (2005): Prozessorientiertes Product Lifecycle Management, Springer Verlag Berlin
• Gudehus (2012): Logistik 1: Grundlagen, Verfahren und Strategien, 4. Aufl., Springer Verlag Berlin
• Gudehus (2012): Logistik 2: Netzwerke, Systeme und Lieferketten, 4. Aufl., Springer Verlag Berlin
• Ehrlenspiel, Meerkamm (2013): Integrierte Produktentwicklung: Denkabläufe, Methodeneinsatz, Zusammenarbeit, 5. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München
• Lindemann (2009): Methodische Entwicklung technischer Produkte: Methoden flexibel und situationsgerecht anwenden, 3. Aufl., Springer Verlag Berlin
• Conrad (2005): Grundlagen der Konstruktionslehre: Methoden und Beispiele für den Maschinenbau, 3. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München

assessment methods and criteria

Final presentation and final exam

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated Lecture

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Christian Schmid

year of study

Second year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable