Educating future product developers in collaborative product development: lessons learned from the european global product realization (EGPR) international course

Nusa Fain, Nikola Vukasinovic, Roman Zavbi

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Abstract

Changes in the business environment, responses of companies
to these changes and the available information and
communication technologies (ICT) pose a number of challenges
to present and future product developers, as well as to
educational institutions. An appropriate response to these
challenges is to create a solid basis for strategies to combat
stronger competition, since existing educational programs have
provided this only to a small extent. In our opinion, the E-GPR
course carried out by 5 European universities reflects the tasks
of professional product development teams and their work
conditions as realistically as possible and will enable students
attending the E-GPR course who will soon enter the
professional world to later progress along a steeper learning
curve. This paper focuses on the role of communication
between members of virtual teams and presents experiences
gathered during the organization, designing and performance of
each year’s courses.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2nd international multi-conference on engineering and technological innovation - Orlando, United States
Duration: 10 Jul 2009 → …

Conference

Conference2nd international multi-conference on engineering and technological innovation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period10/07/09 → …

Keywords

  • education
  • future product developers
  • collaborative product development

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