Integrated Product Teams

A course presented over 2 days by Robert Halligan or Clive Tudge

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This course incorporates in-depth training tailored to and using the team's actual project as a focus, which reinforces an understanding of Integrated Product Teams.

The course reviews the related concepts and methods of Integrated Product and Process Development, as applied to projects of significant size and complexity. The training establishes principles for getting the most out of Integrated Product Teams at all stages of a project, with much focus on the human characteristics that affect team performance.

For newly formed Integrated Product Teams, the training is intended to play a major role in start-up, reducing the severity and duration of the typical "Forming" and "Storming" stages of team development.

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Key Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, delegates are expected to:

  • have a reasonable working knowledge of Integrated Product Teams, sufficient to sponsor an Integrated Product Team, establish an Integrated Product Team or perform as a member of their Integrated Product Team, at a basic level of performance or better;
  • be able to assess whether or not to use an Integrated Product Team for any future product or service development; and
  • perform significantly better in their IPT environment, and subsequently in other team environments.

Higher levels of skill and performance in these roles will subsequently be attained through practical experience working with, or in, the IPTs, complemented by and additional facilitation such as quarterly performance workshops.

Training Method and Materials

The facilitation component is developed and delivered flexibly based on need. The facilitation may include Team Leader training (especially important), independent review of plans and processes, quarterly team performance workshops, ad hoc advice, etc.

The base training component is delivered using a balanced combination of video, presentations, workshops and discussion sessions. The workshops and discussions are focused on putting into practice the techniques covered in the presentations and video, including the application of Integrated Product Teams and related concepts to the IPTs specific projects.

The workshops and video are used extensively to reinforce learning and to contribute to the further development of skills.

Delegates will be provided with:

  • a set of comprehensive bound course notes covering the presentation material and workshop exercises;
  • a workshop Workbook;
  • other materials and checklists for future reference and use; and
  • complimentary access to PPI's evolving Systems Engineering Goldmine.

0. Course Introduction

  • Workshop 0-1: Teamwork
  • Workshop 0-2: IPT Cultural Benchmarking – Your IPT

1. Introduction to Concurrent Engineering / Integrated Product and Process Development

  • the problem addressed by CE/IPPD
  • systems life cycles, systems development/systems engineering and IPPDs
  • Workshop 1-1: Project Processes – Your IPT
  • serial versus concurrent product and process development
  • key tenets of IPPD
  • Workshop 1-2: Key Tenets and Your IPT
  • the role of Integrated Product Teams in CE/IPPD
  • expected benefits of IPPD/IPTs
  • the track record of IPPD/IPTs
  • myths about IPTs

2. Align IPTs to PBS (WBS)

  • what is a PBS/WBS
  • purpose of a PBS/WBS
  • building a PBS/WBS
  • PBS/WBS and IPTs related
  • Workshop 2-1: Developing a PBS/WBS
  • Workshop 2-2: Developing a PBS/WBS for your IPT’s Scope

3. Organizational Structures Using IPTs

  • relationship to PBS/WBS
  • IPTs and Product Cells
  • IPTs and Functional Cells
  • example organizational structures

4. Understanding IPTs

  • when to use IPTs
  • IPT Membership
  • Workshop 4-1: IPT Membership
  • Workshop 4-2: IPT Membership – Your IPT
  • IPT accountabilities
  • influences on IPT Performance
  • key success factors for IPTs
  • team processes
    • innovation
    • problem solving
    • decision making
    • implementation
    • communication
  • types of IPT
  • team size
  • achieving customer focus
  • challenges to IPT effectiveness

5. Teamworking Processes and Skills

  • interacting with others
  • Workshop 5-1: Team Member Interaction
  • communication techniques
  • Workshop 5-2: Communication
  • personality profiling

6. Implementing IPTs

  • IPT phases of maturity – forming, storming, norming and performing
  • IPT formation and start-up
  • changes – people, personal reward, performance
  • types of team training
  • IPT sponsor start-up considerations and actions
  • Team Leader roles, duties and qualities
  • Team Member roles, duties and qualities
  • IPT kickoff meeting
  • team rules
  • meeting basics
  • promoting interactions
  • stakeholder focus
  • stakeholder feedback
  • Workshop 6-1: Your IPT & Stakeholder Focus
  • Workshop 6-2: Using Decision Support in Stakeholder Focus – Your IPT
  • infrastructure support
  • software support
  • enterprise partnering
  • team champion
  • rotation of team membership
  • alternatives to team collocation
  • coordination of IPT meetings
  • high performance teams 

7. IPTs and ….

  • IPTs in acquisition
  • IPTs and evolutionary acquisition
  • IPTs and ISO 9001
  • PPTs and PRINCE2R
  • IPTs and the PMBOK
  • IPTs and data management/configuration management
  • IPTs and V&V
  • IPTs and contemporary system life cycle standards 

8. What have we achieved?

Course Presenter

Mr. Robert Halligan is an executive project manager, engineering manager and engineering practitioner, known internationally for his role in the practice and improvement of technology-based projects. LEARN MORE

Corporate Training

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