Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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R&D Management

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to:
 analyse core processes in the field of development and assess their status.
 use adequate key figures to define and adhere to targets by employing methods / tools (QM
 derive measures against the backdrop of the interreladetness of core processes and
interpret their effects.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

 Core processes in the field of development
 Challenges in the field of development against the backdrop of given market re-quirements
 Levels of development management (strategic, tactical, operational)
 Management of the development area with qualitative and quantitative approach-es (lean
engineering, model based system engineering, QM, etc.)

recommended or required reading

 Hahn, Häusler, Große Austing (2013): Quantitatives Entwicklungsmanagement, Springer
Verlag Berlin
 Reinertsen (2009): The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Genera-tion Lean
Product Development, Celeritas Publishing
 Ries (2011): The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Suc-cessful
Businesses, Portfolio Penguin
 Brown, Tim: The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Suc-cessful
 Reinertsen (1997): Managing the Design Factory, Free Press
 McGrath (2004): Next Generation Product Development: How to Increase Produc-tivity, Cut
Costs, and Reduce Cycle Times, McGraw-Hill Education
 Cooper (2002): Portfolio Management For New Products, 2. Aufl., Basic Books

assessment methods and criteria

Assignment, presentation and exam

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

year of study

Second year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

Compulsory according to chosen specialisation

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable