Project management of the start of serial production

The course  Project management of the start of mass production  is aimed at understanding the basic phases  of product development  and the start  of mass production .

  • Under the guidance of an experienced lecturer, participants apply the content mainly with the help of  simulations and examples from practice.
  • Top lecturers  with experience and experts in their field.
  • High degree of satisfaction  of course participants .

The form of realization of the course is  face-to-face or online (or both forms) .
The working methods used in the training programs are chosen in such a way as to ensure interactivity, adapt the content to the needs of the participants and  prioritize the transfer of knowledge into practice .

  • Understanding the basic phases of product development and the start of series production in accordance with the requirements of VDA2, PEP/PDP (Product Development Process) and APQP/PPAP.
  • Get an overview of the methods used in the individual phases of the start of serial production.
  • Get to know the typical elements of project management of serial production ramp-ups.
  • Understanding how to create a project plan for the start-up of serial production depending on the size of the start-up.

Start-ups of serial production in different environments

  • Start-ups in discrete production.
  • Start-ups in continuous and batch production.

The basic phases of product development and the start of series production

  • Definition of products and customer requirements.
  • Concept competition and initial product design.
  • Detailed product designs and choice of production location.
  • Preparation of production sites.
  • Selection of suppliers.
  • The first prototypes.
  • Pre-series and zero series.
  • Transition to a standardized process.

Elements and methods used at the start of serial production

  • A brief overview of elements from the development phase.
  • Necessary elements and methods at the start of mass production.
  • Continuity between the development phase and the start of series production.
  • Optional elements and methods at the start of serial production.

Project management during the start of series production

  • Role in project management and departmental responsibilities.
  • Stage gatas and their content.
  • Milestones and their content.
  • Work packages.
  • The inclusion of individual elements and methods within the project management of the start-up.

Typical project plans for mass production start-ups

  • PEP – Produktentstehungsprocess (PDP – Product Development Process) in automotive.
  • Comparison with VDA 2.
  • Medium-sized start-up projects – which steps must be preserved.
  • Small start-up projects.

Agile management methods in start-up projects

  • Waterfall vs. agile approach.
  • Agility options.
  • Agility pitfalls during attacks.
  • How to find balance.

Course participants have the option of subsequent application support in the form of individual consultation with the lecturer. The recommended range is 2-3 consultations.

The price for one application consultation with a lecturer (1 hour) is EUR 150 + VAT.
Application consultations are carried out online.

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