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Training for Lean Product Managers and System Engineers


4 Meetings

About the Activity


Objective: The training aims to equip product managers and system engineers with practical tools tailored for requirement elicitation, understanding constraints, and finding creative and applicable solutions to entrepreneurial challenges in a system of systems environment.

Rationale: This is a hands-on and practical training for entrepreneurs, managers, and decision-makers who fulfill the roles of 'System Engineer' or 'Product Manager'. These individuals act as a bridge, with the responsibility to understand and distill the requirements and constraints of the customer and stakeholders they represent, translating these needs into a standardized language that development teams can comprehend.

Graduates of the Training Will:

  • Understand the importance of system engineering in the development of complex systems.

  • Be able to articulate the needs of a new system.

  • Be capable of sketching a simple BPMN diagram and reading a complex BPMN diagram.

  • Use a CONOPS image to characterize a complex system.

  • Define customer requirements for a medium-scale project.

  • Prioritize conflicting requirements using the AHP method.

  • Address contradictions using the TRIZ approach for systematic inventive thinking.

  • Prioritize concepts holistically using the House of Quality and QFD methods.

  • Be capable of sketching a simple block diagram and reading a complex block diagram, which includes basic aspects of software menus, human engineering, mechanics, software logic, communication networks, and more.

  • Characterize human-system interfaces.

  • Define testing processes and integration experiments for systems.

  • Consider the full project life-cycle aspects, including production, testing, operation, changes/updates.


Equipping participants with a holistic set of skills, this training covers the entire spectrum of product management and system engineering. From requirement elicitation to the final stages of the product life-cycle, attendees will be prepared to address complex challenges with innovative solutions. The program emphasizes effective communication, bridging the gap between stakeholders and development teams, and translating intricate requirements into a universally understood language. As the tech landscape rapidly evolves, this training ensures participants stay ahead by mastering the latest methodologies in system engineering. By fostering a collaborative environment, the training streamlines processes, reduces redundancies, and ensures smooth project execution. Attendees will also gain a comprehensive perspective on projects, integrating all aspects from human-system interfaces to software logic. This not only opens doors to advanced career opportunities but also instills a mindset of continuous learning, innovation, and a customer-centric approach, all of which are pivotal for success in today's dynamic tech world.


Your Instructor

Dr. David Alkaher

Dr. David Alkaher

David is the founder and CEO of I4T (Innovation 4 Transformation), founded the Defense College for Innovation, Intrapreneurship and Transformation and the Innovation and Corporate Defense Transformation Research Institute. He founded the 1st innovation center and incubation program within the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), and led innovation development within the Israeli Air Force's Materiel Directorate (IAF) as a CTO. David holds a Ph.D in mechanical engineering (specializing AI and robotics) an MSc in Aerospace (swarm intelligence and missile development) and a BSc in Electrical engineering (networks communication and protocols). Highly experienced with managing interdisciplinary teams, international projects and ventures, developing R&D processes, and implementing mechanisms for accelerating rapid force design within organizations.

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