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 Principal at 3DSE Management Consultants GmbH in Munich. With more than 10 years of R&D consulting experience, he is responsible for the consulting practice “Increasing Product Value” as well as the 3DSE key topic “Agile Scaling and Transformation”. With his excellent experience in the automotive, industrial, aerospace & defense, and chemicals industry his core competencies lie in the shaping, initialization and implementation of huge change programs on the product, process and organizational level.

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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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