II2500 Product Realization Processes II 7.5 credits
Processer för produktrealisering II
Product Realization Processes is a two part course with this course being the second part. The technical and operational aspects of complex system product realization, project processes and methods arecovered. Students will acquire skills for working with and managing groups of technical contributors, and processes for the effective application of technology development in a business environment. These include understanding and working with business components such as marketing, and management. Team based learning approaches are used in the course. Students are formed in diverse groups as product development teams. In addition to the design and development of a prototype product, student will also practice team building, cross skill collaboration and effective communication skills.
Educational levelSecond cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
Subject areaInformation and Communication Technology
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
PeriodsSpring 14 P4 (7.5 credits)
Start date2014 week: 13
End date2014 week: 23
Language of instructionEnglish
Number of lectures
Number of exercises
Form of studyNormal
Number of places *Min. 20
*) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places.
Course responsibleMark T Smith <email@example.com>
TeacherMark T Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Conditionally elective for TCOMM1, TSMKM1.
Part of programme
Product Realization Processes is a two part course. The first part covers processes, skills and technologies leading to the realization of ICT products intended for the commercial marketplace. Students will become familiar with idea generation, product design, prototyping methods and the steps necessary to show that a potential product can be commercially viable. In addition to the technical aspects of product realization, project processes and methods are also covered. Students will acquire skills for working with and managing groups of technical contributors, and processes fort the effective application of technology development in a business environment. These include understanding and working with business components such as marketing, and management. In the second part of the course, students will apply these skills in groups formed as product development teams. In addition to the design and development of a prototype product, student will also practice team building, cross skill collaboration and effective communication skills. Guest lecturer experts will be featured in several specialty areas.
- •To demonstrate communication skills that satisfies the requirements of technical program management. This includes analyzing and conveying technical as well as business content.
- •To know how to measure and derive data, and by using this data analyze the progress of product realization. To be able to deploy methods dealing with risk assessment, contingency planning, failure recovery and success measures.
- •To independently and under realistic conditions complete a concrete bounded product development project. To document this work in a systematic report that describes what has been done, and demonstrates the product development project in a way that is readable by others.
- •To orally present this work using clear and complete presentation methods and tools.
Course main content
- Idea generation, brainstorming processes and team consensus building
- •Product visualization, modeling and prototyping techniques
- •Consensus building outside the engineering team
- •Business processes for product development
- •Cost Analysis
- •Customer analysis and marketing
- •Technical project management
- •Resource management of human, material, money and time
- Effective communication
- •Dealing with failure. Failure analysis, constructively moving forward
- •Building on success for continued product and group progress
120 university credits (hp) in engineering or natural sciences and documented proficiency in English corresponding to English A.
II2300: Product Realization I. Note that students from a wide range of techincal backgrounds or backgrounds in business related areas are welcome to take the course.
All readings and other literature will be provided during the course.
- PROA - Project, 4.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- TENA - Examination, 3.5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
Passed written exam TEN1: 3 hp, Grade A-F
Project PRO1: 4.5 hp, Grade A-F
ICT/Communication: Services and Infrastructures
Mark T Smith (email@example.com)
Mark T Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Spring 11.