Content and learning outcomes
- 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
Intended learning outcomes
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 for the effective application of technology development in a business environment. These include understanding and working with business components such as marketing, and management.
- To know how to describe and perform all required steps to visualize, model and develop an ICT product.
- To know how to lead innovation and idea generation sessions. To be able to describe and use methods to derive maximum output from such sessions.
- To know how to quantitatively analyze business forces on ICT product realization. This includes using cost analysis, customer analysis and resource constraints that involve human resources, material and time.
Literature and preparations
It is recommended that students enrolling in this course have taken an undergraduate course of studies in engineering or computer science.
The required textbook for this course is:
"Product Design and Development" by Karl T. Ulrich and Steven D. Eppinger, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Problem Assignments, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Passed written exam TEN1: 3 hp, Grade A-FProblem assignments INL1: 4,5 hp, Grade A-FThe grade for the course is calculated as a weighted average where the grade E-A are given a value of 1-5. Roundhalfs up.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web II2300
Main field of study
In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.