Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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R&D Management (WP)(E) (WP)*

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Analyze core processes in the development area and assess their status.
• Define goals using suitable key figures and follow them up using methods and tools (QM approaches).
• Derive measures against the background of networking core processes and interpret their effects.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Core processes in the development area
• Challenges in the development area against the background of existing market requirements
• Levels of development management (strategic, tactical, operational)
• Management of the development area with qualitative and quantitative approaches (Lean Engineering, Model Based System Engineering). QM etc.)

recommended or required reading

- Hahn, Häusler, Große Austing (2013): Quantitatives Entwicklungsmanagement, Springer
Verlag Berlin
- Reinertsen (2009): The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean
Product Development, Celeritas Publishing
- Ries (2011): The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful
Businesses, Portfolio Penguin
- Brown, Tim: The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful
- Reinertsen (1997): Managing the Design Factory, Free Press
- McGrath (2004): Next Generation Product Development: How to Increase Productivity, Cut
Costs, and Reduce Cycle Times, McGraw-Hill Education
- Cooper (2002): Portfolio Management For New Products, 2. Aufl., Basic Books

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 course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Christian Schmid

year of study


recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable