Many professional engineers work for companies that aspire to develop, produce, and sell their products in large volume and with high gross margin. Business plans depend on it; investors expect it. The purpose of this workshop is to help engineers understand how the product development (PD) pieces fit together, and how to get the most out of their PD efforts. This will be done by going over the PD process, detailing the roles of each function, highlighting critical dependencies, and passing on best practices. A planning exercise will be held in order to gain new insights and accelerate learning.
This seminar is intended for professionals that work on specifying, designing, developing and manufacturing new products, that want to optimize the product development cycle and avoid costly mistakes. The seminar covers the PD phases and the roles of the different functions throughout, plus includes a team-based exercise for an improved learning outcome. The seminar will also include a review of best practices.
All professional engineers that have a stake in the success of new product development: design engineers, product managers, technical team leaders, CTO’s, VP’s Engineering, test and certification professionals, quality managers, as well as manufacturing and logistics professionals.
Eric Guetre, P.Eng., M.Eng., PMP
Eric Guetre has a B.Eng. (Electrical) from Royal Military College of Canada and an M.Eng. (RF electronics) from Carleton University. He worked for several years at Nokia as a product development manager and lead a product development team at Advanced Applied Physics Solution. He is currently project engineer at TRIUMF and works as a part-time instructor at Kwatlen Polytechnic University in their Product Design program.