Product line architecture

Product Line Architecture (2 days)

Industry organizations and manufacturers of complex products and services now face fragmented markets where each segment is characterized by fierce competition and a high degree of specificity required by customers and end-users. There is therefore a real competitive advantage to be able to offer to end-users, and at controlled cost, products that suit their needs.

Our training answers this industrial challenge: how to make custom products at controlled costs and risks? You learn how to maximize the reusability of existing components, while mastering the diversity of a family / product line, leading to flexible and modular architectures.

Training objectives:

At the end of the training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the stakes, issues, challenges and foundations of modular architecture;
  • Implement, concretely, an operational, functional & constructional architecture approach in the context of a family or a product line;
  • Know the strategic, managerial, organizational and financial impacts of setting up a family policy or product line.

Who should attend? Engineers, project managers, managers or directors, and/or you are involved in the design or management of product systems or complex projects.

Prerequisite: Have at least 3 years of experience in the field of design and management of complex industrial systems and know the fundamentals of system architecture

Methods used & agenda: We dedicate a large part of our modules to conversing and practice to facilitate learning. During these 2 days you will immediately put into practice the architectural processes and tools on a simple industrial system, collectively chosen


Day 1
0. Introduction of the module  

1. Panorama of families and product lines

2. Business Architecture of a Family / Product Line
- Identification of stakeholder variability and use cases
- Definition of the segmentation grid of the environment & products
- Identification of the variability of needs
- Exercise: Operational Architecture of a Family / Product Line
- Synthesis

3. Functional and organic architecture of a family / product line
- Objectives, progress and deliverables

Day 2
- Generic & family-specific functions and functional requirements / product lines
- Generic and family-specific components and organic requirements / product lines
- Exercise: functional analysis of a family / product line
- Synthesis

4. Family strategy / product line
- Definition of a platform strategy and a diversity management policy
- Definition of an instantiation strategy and the governance of a family / product line
- Exercise: defining a family / product line strategy
- Synthesis
5. Conclusion

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Format: Inter-company or intra-company

Where? For classroom trainings: CESAMES Academy (Paris)

Duration: 16 heures (2 days) – 9h00-12h30 / 13h30-18h00

Supports: Pdf version is sent by email before the training

Trainer: CESAMES senior architect

— Inter-company: 2.000 euros excl. taxes/pers. (Including lunch & snacks)
— Intra-company: Upon request

Follow-up: Attendance sheet signed by the trainees and the trainer each half-day and proof of attendance

Evaluation of satisfaction: Feedback forms completed by each trainee

Contact us
— +33 (0) 1 40 15 54 27

CESAMES is a registered and accredited training provider – n°11 75 46653 75.