June 3rd, July 12th, August 7th, 2008
The Life Cycle Thinking Workshop Series was successfully concluded in early August. The 3 workshops covered Life Cycle Thinking, Life Cycle Management, and Life Cycle Tools & Approaches.
The format for each day included expert speakers from within the industry and research bodies. The group workshops created a practical environment to put the tools and ideas into practice without the need for software applications.
Life Cycle Thinking - A Design Mindset
This workshop introduced the key principles behind Life Cycle Thinking at a conceptual level. It discussed changing from an objective oriented design model to a system oriented design approach that incorporates the product life cycle.
Life Cycle Management - From Product to Company
Life Cycle Management is defined as the managerial practices and organisational arrangements that apply life cycle thinking. This workshop introduced how to apply life cycle thinking to the development and management of products and services.
Life Cycle Tools & Approaches - Implementing Change
This extended the thinking in the previous sessions with an interactive tools and methods focused workshop. The session reiterated and expanded on the first two workshops, addressing the issues and impediments to implementing change within your business and for your clients.
For those who missed out this time, the programme is being developed forward for a future series in 2009 so stay tuned...