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This book provides the methodological background to directing cooperative product engineering projects in a micro and nanotechnology setting. The methodology is based on well-established methods like PRINCE2 and StageGate, which are supplemented by best practices that can be individually tailored to the actual nature and size of the project at hand. This book is intended for everyone who takes an active role in either practical product engineering or in teaching it. This includes project and product management staff and program management offices in companies working on innovation projects, those active in innovation, as well as professors and students in engineering and management.

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Frontmatter

General Introductions

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Abstract
Over the last years MEMS have become a major driving force in the automotive and consumer electronics markets. Small and inexpensive acceleration sensors, cameras, microphones, micro-mirrors, touch-panels, and other products of the MEMS industry are by now the key components of almost every new and innovative electronic appliance. A fast and effective Product Engineering approach is needed to be competitive in such fast moving markets. This chapter introduces the market constraints and limitations and defines the goals for collaborative, customer-oriented Product Engineering.
Dirk Ortloff, Thilo Schmidt, Kai Hahn, Tomasz Bieniek, Grzegorz Janczyk, Rainer Brück

Chapter 2. Introduction to Product Engineering

Abstract
This chapter gives a general introduction into the authors’ understanding of Product Engineering in general and defines the essentials of new product development and innovation. Several established baseline methods for product development and project management are presented and evaluated for their applicability. Therefore this chapter provides the base knowledge needed for the MEMS Product Engineering methodology presented in Part II of this book.
Dirk Ortloff, Thilo Schmidt, Kai Hahn, Tomasz Bieniek, Grzegorz Janczyk, Rainer Brück

Chapter 3. Micro- and Nano Systems: A World of Its Own

Abstract
This chapter serves as an introduction of the MEMS industry that is the target application area for the methodology presented in this book. The reader will be given a quick overview what MEMS are, how they are made, and who is involved in making them.
Dirk Ortloff, Thilo Schmidt, Kai Hahn, Tomasz Bieniek, Grzegorz Janczyk, Rainer Brück

MEMS Product Engineering Aspects and Methods

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Chapter 4. MEMS Product Engineering

Abstract
This chapter points out the individual challenges of micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) design issues. Starting from device design according to the idea of the product a concurrent technology design (determining the manufacturing flow) is necessary because of the strong dependencies between structural and technological properties. Additionally the challenges of packaging and assembling have to be considered in early design stages. Last but not least the aspect of quality assurance becomes more and more important. Modern strategies like Design for Six Sigma (DfSS) adapted to the MEMS design area can substantially improve the quality and the yield in later production processes.
Dirk Ortloff, Thilo Schmidt, Kai Hahn, Tomasz Bieniek, Grzegorz Janczyk, Rainer Brück

Chapter 5. Methodology

Abstract
This chapter gives an overview of the method composition and then dives deep down into the details of the individual methodology blocks. For all Stages and Gates a detailed description of their purpose, their constraints, their inputs, and their outputs is given. Example checklists of deliverables and evaluation criteria are shown. Furthermore flowcharts that lead through the blueprint business processes are presented in combination with tools to execute them. This chapter provides only a blueprint for custom innovation processes. For a sample implementation of the methodology, see Part III of this book.
Dirk Ortloff, Thilo Schmidt, Kai Hahn, Tomasz Bieniek, Grzegorz Janczyk, Rainer Brück

Chapter 6. MEMS PE Infrastructure Components

Abstract
The Product Engineering Methodology introduced by this book and described in Chap. 5 requires significant tool support for its processes to be efficient. Additionally these tools need to provide certain features that are required for a sufficient MEMS Product Engineering Infrastructure. This chapter describes the most essential features extracted during studying such as business environment. Additionally it provides a view from the business perspective, identifying the areas of concerns which need to be covered by different tools of such an infrastructure. From the business perspective, the different building blocks (a.k.a. components) are described step by step and some tools supporting these areas of concern are introduced.
Dirk Ortloff, Thilo Schmidt, Kai Hahn, Tomasz Bieniek, Grzegorz Janczyk, Rainer Brück

Practical Method Application

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Chapter 7. Application of the Methodology: A Sample Scenario

Abstract
In this chapter a practical application of the methodology at the Institute of Electron Technology (ITE) (http://​www.​ite.​waw.​pl, 2013 [10]) is presented. The ITE is a major Polish R&D center in the field of semiconductor electronics and physics with a focus on development of innovative micro- and nano-technologies and systems, and their applications in microelectronics, optoelectronics, photonics, and micro/nano-systems. For technology qualification it is equipped with a MEMS/CMOS pilot production line. The real case scenario presented in this chapter is a special test scenario based on a former customer requested project and has mainly been executed within the EU project CORONA. As such, it does not follow usual ITE development procedures, but an adapted set of a specific combination of the product development method Stage-Gate® and the project management method PRINCE2® described in this book. Besides that, it is exemplary for most customer-driven development projects at ITE. The reuse of a former customer project experiences and technologies allows the direct comparison of the new CORONA-based methodology and the usual applied procedures during the product engineering process at ITE. The scenario on the basis of gathered experiences presented in this chapter reveals as a promising, novel approach for product engineering, especially in the context of MNT. Because of several licensing issues and NDA constraints some specific details of the design flow have to stay unmentioned but the main impact of the methodology should become visible.
Dirk Ortloff, Thilo Schmidt, Kai Hahn, Tomasz Bieniek, Grzegorz Janczyk, Rainer Brück

Chapter 8. Details for Managing a Project

Abstract
This chapter gives more details about the project management sequences, the steps of the business processes and their inputs and outputs. The sequences and steps are basically taken from the PRINCE2® standard, partly extended or slightly rearranged. As an overview the full PRINCE2® process map is presented in Fig. 8.1. Parts of this figure are extracted in the following descriptions for better readability. The inputs and outputs are taken from PRINCE2® as well, while a full set of templates for all project management and product engineering artefacts has been created. This set contains all templates advised by the PRINCE2® standard with additions of further predefined deliverables. This set is contained within the default Electronic Project Binder. The set of templates and the Electronic Project Binder is defined in more detail in Sect. 6.​5.
Dirk Ortloff, Thilo Schmidt, Kai Hahn, Tomasz Bieniek, Grzegorz Janczyk, Rainer Brück

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