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PPI Launches A New Course: Interface Engineering and Management (IEM) Two Day Course



“Interfaces are the most common source of problems experienced in system integration. The good news is that most of these problems can be avoided. Learn how with PPI’s new Interface Engineering & Management Two Day or four half-day Course, delivered by Paul Davies, author of “Don’t Panic! The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Managing Interfaces”.


Every interface is an opportunity to lose information, time, control and/or money through error or contention between stakeholders at each end. There are many issues surrounding interface engineering and management, which are relatively unexplored in the engineering literature. This is surprising, since integration across interfaces is nearly always a source of delays, missing functionality or poor performance in the introduction of new systems.

This course, over two days or four half-days, is simple enough to give anyone with good common sense and a modicum of technical knowledge and engineering practice a clear understanding of how to approach the definition and management of interfaces. Eight best practices are fully explained, and illustrated to give delegates the opportunity to use for themselves. These practices are exploited by leading enterprises, often without formal documentation, to give competitive advantage.

A useful set of templates and guidelines for writing interface specification documents is also included, as “handouts” and as an online resource.

The first course is taking place over four half-days from 2-5 November at:

Europe UTC +1:00 (CET 15:00)
United Kingdom UTC +0:00 (GMT 14:00)
North America UTC -5:00 (EST 9:00)
North America UTC -7:00 (MST 7:000)

Watch the introductory video where Paul Davies defines sets the scene and explains why we should be concerned about IEM and what you can expect from the course.

Find out more here.


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