R&D Process Consulting

Process Consulting plays an important role, when quality assurance, time schedule, interdisciplinary product development as well as R&D costs need to be managed at the same time.

Our process consultants are specialists in designing, implementing, controlling and optimizing development processes for vehicles and other safety critical, complex mobile machines or components. We stand for state-of-the-art transformation and support people and teams operationally to achieve their goals. Our focus is on developing tailormade solutions to handle process complexity and their implementation in your organization. The CES process consulting team consist of experienced R&D engineers coming from the automotive and software development industries.

Benifits

  • We live the processes at Continental Engineering Services, so we pass our validated experience of “dos and don’ts” on to you
  • Our consults are engineers, so we work eye-to-eye with the customer.
  • Providing access to first-in-line know-how for upcoming regulations and standards for automotive and commercial vehicles industries
  • Consulting service with entire support through CES training and engineering services

CES R&D Process Consulting Service Portfolio

TopicContentExamples of use
Process Concept
  • Business and stakeholder needs identification
  • Development of concept of operations (target picture development)
  • Process maturity level upgrade KPI definition
  • Definition of ISO 26262:2018 compliant systems engineering process concept
    Process Implementation
  • Implementing Standards like Automotive SPICE®, CMMI®, IEC 61508, ISO 26262
  • Process and interface documentation
  • Development of roll-out plan (Implementation Plan
  • Process training continuous improvement & quick wins
  • Change Management
  • Wo haben wir das schon gemacht? Beispiele…
    Process Verification and Validation
  • Process assessments (e.g. Automotive SPICE®, CMMI®)
  • ROI calculation
  • Process landscape evaluation
  • Gap analysis / review of existing process for adaptation
  • Wo haben wir das schon gemacht? Beispiele…

    CES Expertise

    Continental wide process experience of state-of-the-art product development

    Lean-Agile transformation to increase business agility

    Take over strategic project roles in complex products to enable cross-organizational stakeholder management

    Standard Product Development

    Process Consulting plays an important role, when quality assurance, time schedule, interdisciplinary product development as well as R&D costs need to be managed at the same time. Without process consulting, developed products / goods in industry will reach different maturities which leads to less reliability and decreased customer satisfaction.

    Our process consultants are specialists in analyzing, designing, implementing, controlling and optimizing development processes. We focus on improving development processes for systems, components and disciplines based on established industry standards (e. g. ASPICE). Independent if you need support in becoming agile, improving maturity of development processes or getting projects assessed – we’d be glad to be your partner of choice.

    Our certified consultants have experience in automotive and commercial vehicles. We take over strategic roles from the project lead to fire-fighting support in bottleneck situations.

    Agile Product Development

    In the VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) world Process Consulting supports customers to increase business agility to respond fast to the challenges and opportunities presented by rapidly changing markets. Not forgetting customers, who are still delivering solutions based on highly established maturity processes. Independent if your organization is delivering solutions plan or feature driven (classical/lean-agile) Process Consultant continues to play an important role in implementing lean-agile scaled frameworks, defining collaboration modes, empowering self-organizing teams, improving quality assurance, monitoring time schedule, coordinating interdisciplinary product development and having costs under control.

    Our process consultant work together with customers in evaluating, designing, implementing and optimizing classical/agile development processes from standard components to safety and security system of systems. We support state-of-the-art transformation from strategic to operations level.

    Your benefits using our R&D Process Consulting Service

    • Access to the processes lived in Continental, so we are able to share our validated experience of “do and don’t” with you
    • Our high qualified consultants are engineers so we work eye-on-eye with the customer
    • Providing an access to first-in-line know-how for upcoming regulations, standards and trends for automotive and commercial vehicles industries
    • Know-how from certified consultants in lean-agile and different areas of the development process with wide knowledge of the current market
    • As assessors we can fast identify process gaps and improve them
    • The Process Consulting service has the entire support from CES trainings and engineering services
    TopicContent
    Continental wide
    process experience
    of state-of-the-art product development
  • Process Assessment, Definition, Implementation and Roll-out based on standards like Automotive SPICE, CMMI, IATF16949, ISO26262,...
  • Continuous process improvement
  • Quick win identification
  • Process compliance checks
  • Process landscape evaluation
  • Gap analysis / review of existing process for adaptation
  • Lean-Agile transformation
    to increase business agility
  • SAFe Lean-Agile Implementation Roadmap
  • Lean Agile Competence Excellence (LACE)
  • Scaled agile frameworks (select the best configuration, define best practices, identify value streams and decompose in solutions and programs, ...)
  • Training in different lean-agile topics (all configurations and methods)
  • Definition of collaboration modes with stakeholders
  • Facilitation of teams and team of teams (Scrum Masters, RTEs, Guilds, Chapters, ...)
  • DevOps (Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment)
  • Definition and follow-up of KPIs on team, program, solution and portfolio levels
  • Coach ART launch and execution
  • Take over strategic
    project roles in complex
    products to enable
    cross-organizational stakeholder management
  • Operative task-force support in Project Management, Requirements Engineering/Management, Architecture, Integration and Test, Problem Resolution/Change Management
  • Direct Contact

    Henning Schweder
    Tel: +49 69 678 696  407
    Email: henning.schweder@conti-engineering.com
    Expert