Aerospace and Defence
We have worked with many companies in the aerospace and defence industries. These include aircraft and sub-system manufacturers as well as providers of defence products.
Some of the product management issues we have seen include :-
- Introducing a product culture and minimising the amount of customisation necessary to secure contracts
- Deployment and support contracts that outlast most employees making it critical to have excellent traceability of requirements
- Market insight work made tougher than other industries because of the secretive nature of some customers and products
Many companies have run private on-site training courses for their teams. This has helped them to establish a common way of working and address specific issues. Others have sent delegates on our public courses where they get a chance to learn with peers from other industries.
“I attended the excellent Product Focus course last year and now I make sure all my new starters go on it”
Ian Hall, Head of Service Product Management, Airbus Defence and Space