Product lifecycles

Design reviews (V)

This course is designed to enable you to engage with the main purpose of design reviews – improving the quality of design at the earliest possible stage.

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Summary

This course is designed to enable you to engage with the main purpose of design reviews – improving the quality of design at the earliest possible stage.

Intended primarily for engineers and managers who are seeking to improve the effectiveness and usefulness of the design review process, this course is designed using theory and principles, group discussion and practical exercises, where delegates will explore both the technical and people aspects of preparing for and carrying out effective design reviews.

The course combines an appreciation of the formal aspects of structuring and conducting design reviews based on BS EN61160:2005 with an exploration of the ‘softer’ skills required to ensure that reviews engage all those who need to take part and prepare them to carry out their role in a way that delivers the best possible outcomes - designs for products that better meet customer requirements and are easier and cheaper to manufacture. 

Workshop format

5 virtual classes (VCs) of 2 hours each.

Week 1:

Session 1 (09:30-11:30): Key principles of effective product lifecycle engineering

Session 2 (09:30-11:30): The purpose and structure of design reviews

Session 3 (09:30-11:30): Preparing for a design review

Week 2:

Session 4 (09:30-11:30): Conducting a design review

Session 5 (09:30-11:30): Putting it into practice

  • Essential pre/post session activities required

Who should attend?

This course is intended primarily for engineers and managers involved in design review - whether planning, facilitating, presenting or reviewing.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to: 
  • Explain the purpose of design reviews and how they fit within an overall structured new product introduction process
  • Apply principles to plan and carry out design reviews that provide more input to design in a way that it can be effectively applied to improve the designs
  • Analyse the impact of the way reviews are conducted on the effectiveness of their preparation and execution
  • Evaluate their organisation’s current design review process to identify areas for improvement
  • Identify development actions for teams and individuals
  • Create plans to prepare for and carry out reviews that produce high quality outputs that make real improvements in the design
Contributes 10 CPD hours

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: B, C, D and E

  1. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  2. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  3. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’
  4. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Design reviews (V).

  • Harvey Leach

    Harvey Leach

    Harvey is a mechanical engineer by training and spent over 25 years working in a variety of roles through the whole product lifecycle in the automotive industry - from research, through product development to production strategy. For the last 15 years, he has been applying this breadth of experience as a consultant, trainer and coach, helping multi-functional teams to work collaboratively to bring products to market better and faster at lower cost.

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  • Duration:
    10 hours
  • Location:
    Online
  • CPD Hours:
    10
  • UK-Spec:
    B, C, D, E

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Available dates for Design reviews (V)

10 hour course

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10 Feb 2021 10:00 - 20:00 5 x 2 Hour VC's: 10, 11, 16, 17, 23 Feb 2021 at 10:00 - 12:00 GMT
10% discount available until 10 December
Online
04 Aug 2021 10:00 - 20:00 5 x 2 Hour VC's: 4, 5, 10, 11, 17 August 2021 at 10:00 - 12:00 GMT
10% discount available until 4 June

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