Development of complex products typically needs to follow clearly defined processes; relevant rules are often defined in sector-specific norms and standards.
We help you to analyze mandatory regulations, define appraoches adequate for your development context, document processes and create the required plans and templates. We support you in defining roles and responsibilities, and provide guidance regarding development process assurance and monitoring.
We know by heart the generic and sector-specific standards and norms for system development, functional safety and software development, and are experienced in applying them in industrial contextes. We possess specific experience in the aviation sector (ARP4754A, DO-178C, DO-254 and others), in the railway sector (EN 50126, EN 50128 / EN 50657 and EN 50129), and in the automotive sector (ISO 26262).
Efficiency in engineering requires adequate organization structures.
We provide guidance on the optimal structuring of organizations, on topics such as organization purpose, mapping between organization structure and porcess structure, decentralized vs. centralized approaches, colaboration between line and project organizations, and the protection of organizational agility in highly regulated environments.
The collaboration set-up with external service providers and suppliers also has great influence on work effficiency.
We support on “Make vs. Buy” decision making, and on the definition of outsourcing settings and development partnerships. For this, we use our deep understanding of markets and market participants to assist you in identifying the core activities and values that differentiate you and your products from your competitors. We support you in finding suitable development partners, and define jointly with you the frame conditions that enable long lasting and mutually profitable cooperation with these partners.
Methods and Tools
Especially in the development of complex products, the interaction between the various organizational units and involved disciplines is crucial for the quality of the development results and the efficiency of the work. In this context, coordinated development methods and support by adequate engineering tools are key to success.
Due to many years of professional experience in various industrial sectors, we know all aspects of development processes – from requirements engineering to detailed design work in 3D and software engineering, and up to integration and test. With this background we support you on
- Selection an adaptation of development methods – adequate for the product under development, and compliant with the proficiency level of your personnel and the maturity level of your organization.
- Selection and introduction of suitable engineering tools – matching with engineering methods, embedded in the overall tool chain, and compliant to your long-term IT strategy.
- Planning and execution of pilot projects applying new methods and tools.
- Preparation and implementation of training measures – on request supported by the Thaurion Academy online learning services – and accompanying the introduction of new methods and tools.