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.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • 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 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 Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

120 university credits (hp) in engineering or natural sciences and documented proficiency in English corresponding to English A.

Recommended prerequisites

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.

Equipment

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Literature

All readings and other literature will be provided during the course.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 1.5 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

Passed written exam TEN1: 3 hp, Grade A-F

Project PRO1: 4.5 hp, Grade A-F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Mark T Smith

Further information

Course web

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 II2500

Offered by

ICT/Electronics

Main field of study *

Information and Communication Technology

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Mark T Smith (msmith@kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • 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.