Consulting & Training

We provide on-site consulting, workshops and training that fuel product development initiatives. Our consultants are experts who are passionate about product development and design.

Knowledge is power.

Develop the foundational tools that breed creativity, inspiration and efficiency! 80% of the products we develop go to market - let our 70+ years of success inspire you.

Our consulting programs are tailored for your needs. We offer traditional consulting, facilitated workshops and engineering courses. We can train, lecture or advise your team to take your program to the next level.

+ on-site consulting

Successful products are born from a strong development foundation. Our consultants work directly with your teams to improve your product development operating model and product strategies:

Operating Model optimization

Build efficient and effective processes and practices. Our consultants can advise in the following areas:

  • Process Implementation
  • Systems Engineering Facilitation and Training
  • Program Management
  • Resource and Project Structuring

product strategy

Discover what’s next in your product portfolio. Our consultants can advise in the following areas:

  • Technology Assessments and Roadmapping
  • Product Benchmarking
  • Intellectual Property strategy
  • Portfolio Strategy
  • Tactical Problem-Solving
+ Workshops

The fast track to viable ideas, solutions and strategies. Our teams customize workshops to guide you through some of the most challenging aspects of product development like:

Intellectual Property

Safeguard your intellectual property by brainstorming, documenting and strategically aligning ideas that will protect your product platforms. Our experts will help you keep your competitive edge.

Visual Brand Language

Do your products speak for your brand? Our visual brand language workshops make product lines the ultimate brand experience.

Facilitated Brainstorming

The cure for creative and technical stagnation! Fresh ideas, new perspectives, technical solutions and more are just one brainstorming session away.

Project Reviews

Our own experiences often provide the best learning opportunities. We help you identify and learn from your best and worst projects.

+ Courses

Product Development Management taught by a global leader in Systems Engineering and Program Management.

We instruct small to large groups in the traditional classroom setting to reinforce critical management and development skills. These courses are geared for Engineers of all levels.

Project Planning for Engineers

Planning can be the difference between good and bad engineering. This may be the most valuable course you ever take.

Great plans make for much better (and much less painful) engineering outcomes. Discover how what you already know as an engineer can translate into exceptional planning skills.

Proposal Strategy for Engineers

Winning is great, but winning ugly can be even more painful than losing.

Proposals can be seen as interfaces – an area where engineers excel. This course teaches engineers how to transfer interface development skills into developing strong proposals.

Innovation for Engineers

Learn the secrets to truly innovative engineering - before your competitors do.

Innovation is the essence of engineering and critical to sustained personal and organizational success. This course uses familiar engineering analogs to remove the superstition to reveal innovation as a logical and repeatable skill.

Ethics: Ethics and Engineering*

Ethics are a professional tool, not an administrative obligation.

In engineering terms, ethical standards define the stable operating region for the entire system. From that viewpoint, broken or out of tolerance interactions are immediately recognized as dangerous.

*This course satisfies the Wisconsin Professional Engineer Continuing Education requirement.
Contact us for more information

+ on-site consulting

Successful products are born from a strong development foundation. Our consultants work directly with your teams to improve your product development operating model and product strategies:

Operating Model optimization

Build efficient and effective processes and practices. Our consultants can advise in the following areas:

  • Process Implementation
  • Systems Engineering Facilitation and Training
  • Program Management
  • Resource and Project Structuring

product strategy

Discover what’s next in your product portfolio. Our consultants can advise in the following areas:

  • Technology Assessments and Roadmapping
  • Product Benchmarking
  • Intellectual Property strategy
  • Portfolio Strategy
  • Tactical Problem-Solving

+ Workshops

The fast track to viable ideas, solutions and strategies. Our teams customize workshops to guide you through some of the most challenging aspects of product development like:

Intellectual Property

Safeguard your intellectual property by brainstorming, documenting and strategically aligning ideas that will protect your product platforms. Our experts will help you keep your competitive edge.

Visual Brand Language

Do your products speak for your brand? Our visual brand language workshops make product lines the ultimate brand experience.

Facilitated Brainstorming

The cure for creative and technical stagnation! Fresh ideas, new perspectives, technical solutions and more are just one brainstorming session away.

Project Reviews

Our own experiences often provide the best learning opportunities. We help you identify and learn from your best and worst projects.

+ Courses

Product Development Management taught by a global leader in Systems Engineering and Program Management.

We instruct small to large groups in the traditional classroom setting to reinforce critical management and development skills. These courses are geared for Engineers of all levels.

Project Planning for Engineers

Planning can be the difference between good and bad engineering. This may be the most valuable course you ever take.

Great plans make for much better (and much less painful) engineering outcomes. Discover how what you already know as an engineer can translate into exceptional planning skills.

Proposal Strategy for Engineers

Winning is great, but winning ugly can be even more painful than losing.

Proposals can be seen as interfaces – an area where engineers excel. This course teaches engineers how to transfer interface development skills into developing strong proposals.

Innovation for Engineers

Learn the secrets to truly innovative engineering - before your competitors do.

Innovation is the essence of engineering and critical to sustained personal and organizational success. This course uses familiar engineering analogs to remove the superstition to reveal innovation as a logical and repeatable skill.

Ethics: Ethics and Engineering*

Ethics are a professional tool, not an administrative obligation.

In engineering terms, ethical standards define the stable operating region for the entire system. From that viewpoint, broken or out of tolerance interactions are immediately recognized as dangerous.

*This course satisfies the Wisconsin Professional Engineer Continuing Education requirement.
Contact us for more information
Planning Quality
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