Our specialty: solution finding processes

In other words: projects. By definition, projects are multi-person endeavors to achieve novel, specific goals under time and resource constraints. The goal, i.e. to fulfill specified requirements, can result in a physical product (hardware), a program (software) or a service and is achieved with the help of problem-solvingwe name it solution finding processes. By estimating the necessary processing time, the division into small or large projects is made. Here, the product of workers and the processing time is summed up and expressed in person-years (PY). Thus, for a project of the size of 1 PY, one person could take one year, but twelve people could take one month each. The total effort is (theoretically) identical.

Smaller projects (usually < 4 PY) are supervised by a project-leading person. The main responsibilities of this person include: Forming the project team, delegating tasks and monitoring their completion as well as ensuring the flow of knowledge between all participants. Larger projects (usually > 40 PY) require additional planning and management due to the complexity of the activities and number of participants. During the planning process, among other things, content, sequences, schedules are elaborated. The control system is used to monitor progress and, if necessary, take corrective action. The planning and control of larger projects is generally the responsibility of the project management. However the solution finding process in general runs through four phases: analysis of the task, conception of possible solutions, realization of suitable solutions and validation of the solution.

Common project management content

  • Foundation: Project definition and participants (stakeholders)
  • Organization: communication rules
  • Sequence planning: Project or product structure planning
  • Effort assessment / scheduling
  • Cost estimate
  • Risk assessment
  • Quality determination and assurance
  • Controlling (sub-)projects: Monitoring, intervention if necessary

Different ways of project execution

Simultaneous Engineering vs. waterfall

We take a pragmatic approach and parallelize our activities wherever possible. For example, we already start implementing potentially target-oriented solutions during the concept phase. We enter the procurement process for necessary parts that have long delivery times as soon as the concept has been approved. We do not wait until the last bracket has been designed. This approach is also known as Simultaneous Engineering. In contrast, the „old school” often follows the so-called waterfall model. As the name suggests, the approach is strictly sequential and it is always waited until one phase is completed before the next one is started. Waterfalls like to ripple along, so Simultaneous Engineering always leads to much faster project completion. The chart above shows an example of the general deviation. The entire process becomes agile when progress and goals are reflected in regular rounds and adapted to changing conditions. The resources freed up can be used for new approaches.

We handle one, several or even all necessary activities within your project for you. From single working packages within our engineering services (see below) over project-lead up to project management our assignment is possible. We support you in planning and controlling your processes in order to lead them to their goal on schedule with minimized effort / resources. This way, your goals are achieved by „plan & do” instead of messing around with „try & error” as well as „copy & fail”. Our 16 years of cross-industry project experience as well as our broad competence in the field of product development, enables us to be your interdisciplinary and reliable partner.

Our engineering services in general


The field of application of our engineering office is not limited to fluid mechanics, but also includes peripheral disciplines such as structural mechanicse.g. FEM topology optimization (see adjacent animation), thermodynamics and electromagnetics. Calculations or simulations enable us to develop or optimize efficient and sustainable products. In addition, simulations significantly reduce development time and the number of prototypes. We would like to emphasize that a simulation is only a tool to validate the design or to optimize details. The creative solution finding is based on the ingeniousness and competence of the person sitting in front of the computer. Our services are complemented by experimental work, prototype procurement / testing and reverse engineering. In summary: Our focus is on the pre-development / optimization of innovative products, from the concept phase to pilot production.

For more information about the skills and abilities of our engineering office, please have a look on our range of services. You can also contact us directly and take advantage of your free initial consultation! We would be happy to explain the potentials to you based on your specific task / question.

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