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Developing Products

Develop new products, services, or processes with skills on product planning, design, and manufacturing processes throughout the life cycle.

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Extended Enrollment Available

Enrollment for this May 23 to June 27, 2022 Guided Study course session has been extended through the end of business day on Monday, June 6th. If you wish to enroll in this session, please call ASME Customer Care:

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Please note: this session ends on June 27, 2022


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This course is directed at engineering managers who are responsible for new product development, services, or processes. The purpose of the course is to provide skills and knowledge in managing the product planning, design, and manufacturing processes. It covers the project life cycle, determining resource requirements, detailed planning, and management of the design process.

You Will Learn To

  • Explain how product development, projects, and company strategy are interdependent
  • Describe a process to plan and execute projects
  • Coach others in methods of product development
  • Communicate key objectives and expectations more effectively
  • Describe how to obtain better results through thorough planning and management
  • Explain how to solve strategic issues through tactical implementation
  • Direct the engineering development process more effectively

This is an online, instructor-supported course, allowing you to work at your own pace and convenience.

Who Should Attend
Engineering managers who are responsible for new product development, services, or processes

To take this course you should have a personal computer, Web browser, Internet connection, and software to display PDF files (such as Adobe Reader®).

About the Instructors

David Tennant has successfully directed over $3.5-Billion in projects, programs and resources; and provides consulting services to a variety of industries. His expertise includes process improvement, engineering and general management, rescue of projects, management coaching and consulting, and helping companies improve the way they plan and execute business strategy. Mr. Tennant spent two-years living and working in the Caribbean assisting companies with realigning their business units. He developed three energy projects in Honduras, Central America; and, recently served as President of a consulting firm in Atlanta with a staff of 130 and full P&L responsibility. Mr. Tennant earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University, an MS from Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Kennesaw State University. He is a registered professional engineer and is a certified project manager through the Project Management Institute (PMI).


Module 1: It's all interconnected

  • Corporate product development
  • Roles of Common Functional Areas in Product Development
  • Corporate Strategy
  • The project life cycle
  • Elements of Success and Integration

Module 2: It's an official project, now what?

  • Simple Payback
  • Net Present Value
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Project Scope
  • Estimating Product Development Costs
  • Moving from Concept (R&D) to Planning (Engineering)

Module 3: Concurrent engineering in the product development process 

  • Designing for Manufacturability
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Efficiency in Manufacturing and Process
  • Six Sigma
  • Role of the Engineering Manager
  • Engineering and Quality Standards

Module 4: Product design and testing

  • Designing for the Real World
  • Project Scope
  • Stakeholders
  • Alignment with Business Strategy

Module 5: Engineering management issues

  • Prototype Testing
  • Design Analysis
  • Anticipating Problems

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