Organizational structure and building blocks for platform-oriented R&D organizations

How does a platform-oriented R&D organization look like? Which are the characteristic organizational structures and roles for successful platform-oriented product development?

Our current infographic visualizes and explains organizational structures and building blocks for platform-oriented product development with dedicated roles and responsibilities, following the structure of the classic Systems Engineering V-Model.

What ist the difference between the structures and characteristics of platform-oriented and agile R&D organizations?
Please see also our infographic “Organizational structures and building blocks for agile product development”


Dr. Tim Sturm

Dr. Tim Sturm

Dr. Tim Sturm is a Partner at 3DSE Management Consultants GmbH in Munich. In more than 11 years of R&D consulting experience, he gained his deep industry knowledge in Automotive, Industrial, Aerospace & Defense and Chemicals in national and international consulting projects. Here, his core competence lies in the design, initialization and implementation of major change programs at product, process and organizational level with a focus on modular platform strategies as well as agile transformation and scaling. Dr. Tim Sturm participated in several events as host, speaker and expert in the field of product development.

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Jan Richter

Jan Richter is Senior Consultant at 3DSE Management Consultants GmbH in Munich. With more than three years of experience in R&D consulting, he has supported companies in transforming and shaping their R&D to meet today’s challenges. His core competencies are platform and modularization strategies, agile development and optimization of operating models for R&D. He has broad industry experience in the automotive, agricultural and construction vehicles, machinery and plant engineering, as well as in the energy sector.

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