Management workshop

How can you benefit from our non-technical knowledge?

As a company and in supporting our customers we have gained experience in general and in project management, especially in processes for efficient development. These range from start-ups to established companies, from classical strategy development to business models for products and especially services.

For you, we can make use of our experience of more than ten years of process development in a small company without huge quality assurance resources. We do this especially for products that previously did not have to be developed according to standards, but are now subject to functional safety or cyber security

Based on our project experience, we would be happy to assess your development projects or provide the project management.

Contact us for a first free workshop to clarify your needs

Strategy & Business Models

Is your idea realistic? What are profitable business models for IoT? What is the right strategy for your organization?

Do you have an idea for products or services? It includes electronics and software, possibly also mechanics? Then we can support you in the development of a profitable business model, including a realistic estimation of the development effort. We make assessments of existing business models, e.g. for start-up investors. For this purpose we conduct workshops according to the Design Thinking approach or as Open Space Technology.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is often not so much a question of technical solutions, but rather a question of products, functions and services that you want to offer. Of internal processes and organizational issues that need to be adapted. Of new revenues that replace existing profits, in short, of business models. Once these are identified, it is generally relatively easy to implement a technical solution. Based on our broad knowledge from various industries, we can work with you to develop business models for IoT that can be realized in a reasonable technical way.

For organizations of all kinds we conduct strategy workshops according to a holistic approach and document the results for your organizational development program and your internal and external communication. The range of topics spans from vision-values-company analysis-environment analysis-market positioning-organization. It takes place as one to several days of workshops, depending on the depth and breadth of the topics you want to work on.

Processes, Safety & Security

How do you build a living process landscape, also for functional safety?

More than ten years ago, we set out to document and continuously improve our working methods ("processes"). In doing so, we based ourselves on CMMI (Common Maturity Model Integrated) for "what" we should do. For the "how"  we proceed pragmatically and use methods from the V-Model, Lean, Agile... We are happy to pass on this experience, especially so that smaller organizations or organizational units can quickly obtain efficient templates, tools and processes. There is the possibility that you can draw on our process descriptions and templates for a faster start. For example, in cases where "normal" products are to be converted into regulated products with functional safety or cyber security.

If you need to create such secure products for the first time, we can accompany you and support you with our knowledge and experience. If you are in this situation, you will find initial information about the effort and tasks involved on our blog. We are active in various industries and can therefore offer you consulting on functional safety for aviation/avionics (DO-178, DO-254, ARP-4754, ARP-4761), automotive (ISO 26262), machinery directive (ISO 13849), medical technology (IEC 62304) and general industry (IEC 61508).

Project Management

How do you get projects under control?

Do you have doubts about your embedded project? We offer the holistic, pragmatic assessment from our perspective as practitioners. If necessary, we then support you in making necessary improvements with words and deeds in project management, coaching and with our product development skills.

If you wish, we can take over your project management for a period of time and coach your employees in our pragmatic management approach.

These References could be Interesting for You

Strategy Development

How did we help to find a common goal? For small and large organizations.

Project Recovery

Project Breakdown: How to get the development moving, productive and on schedule again?

Conversion to Functional Safety

How did a commercial complex sensor product become functionally safe?

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