The Engineering Process Management Conference

Developing products for an increasingly complex world is hard. Factors like security, safety, agility, or interconnectivity challenge or even exceed current engineering capabilities. To master this complexity, Method Park developed the process management software Stages and initiated the related annual event series “Process Insights” - the Engineering Excellence Network.

Conference Topics

Venue 2019: PARKS, Nuremberg

Conference room, Berliner Platz 9, 90409 Nuremberg

Process Management from the Industry for the Industry

  • Presentations on current industry topics, trends and best practices
  • Expert discussions about new approaches and concepts
  • For process management beginners, experts, and decision-makers

Proven Event Concept

  • One-day conference with expert presentations and accompanying exhibition
  • Individual topics in the Consulting Café
  • Networking with the Method Park experts and the community within a partnering environment

Learn how to

  • Make processes applicable
  • Conform with industry standards and regulations
  • Master engineering complexity, i.e. digitalization, IoT

Profit from

  • Exclusive insights into the Stages roadmap
  • Experiences from other industries
  • The opportunity to connect with process experts

Participant statements from companies such as Bosch, Osram, Schaeffler, ZF and many more

Time Program Process Insights Germany 2019
08:30 - 09:00 Registration and breakfast buffet
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome: Prof. Dr. Bernd Hindel, CEO, Method Park
09:15 - 10:00 Keynote: Autonomy, AI, and Assurance: Dr. Paul Nielsen, Director and CEO, Software Engineering Institute
10:00 - 10:45 Automotive SPICE® in 6/12/18 months: Prof. Dr. Bernd Hindel, CEO, Method Park
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break, exhibition
11:15 - 12:00 Product development and process management in the age of Industry 4.0:
Tim Schulte, Advanced R&D Engineering, Schaeffler
12:00 – 01:00 Round Table Sessions
1: Blockchain and Processes:
Tim Schulte, Schaeffler, and Dr. Tobias Kästner, Method Park
2: Variant management of processes:
Dr. Georg Florissen, Hella, and Christian Massny, Method Park
3: Multilingual processes in practice:
Sven Polewacz, IAV, and Dr. Erich Meier, Method Park
4: Agility and Processes:
Dr. Tobias Maier, Method Park
5: ISO26262:2018: Functional safety and processes:
Dr. Jürgen Schuller, Audi, and Klaus Lamm, Method Park
Individual Consulting
Consulting Café Processes and Stages:
  • Methodical approach of process management
  • Processes and workflows in practice
  • Technical implementation and features of Stages
  • Migration from Stages V6 to V7
  • Tool Integration in Stages
  • CMMI
  • Automotive SPICE®
  • PLM / ALM
01:00 - 02:00 Lunch break, exhibition
02:00 - 02:45 The future of engineering process management with Stages:
Dr. Erich Meier, CTO, Method Park
02:45 - 03:20 Adaptable processes: Tailoring and maturity levels as a success factor in product development:
Cornelia Ortmaier, Director Business Excellence, Infineon, and Reinhard Müller, Senior Manager Development Processes, Infineon
Processes, methods and tools in line with efficiency:
Andreas Willert, CEO, Willert Software Tools
03:20 - 03:55 The process world in a safety critical environment:
Thomas Stockburger, Safety Manager, Curtiss-Wright Antriebstechnik
Systematic reuse through variant management - (Only) a question of processes?
Prof. Dr. Danilo Beuche, CEO, pure-systems
03:55 - 04:25 Coffee break, exhibition
04:25 - 05:00 The successful migration from Stages V6 to V7 at BSH:
Felix Fröbel, Quality Engineer, BSH Hausgeräte, and Roland Seda, System Engineer, BSH Hausgeräte
Processes or change - how the organizational culture challenges the rollout:
Dr. Tobias Maier, Principal Consultant, Method Park
05:00 - 05:45 Keynote: Work 4.0 - Powerful through the VUKA world: Ralph Goldschmidt, CEO, Goldschmidt & Friends
05:45 - 05:50 Closing remarks: Prof. Dr. Bernd Hindel, CEO, Method Park
05:50 - 11:00 Evening buffet, table soccer tournament
Dr. Georg Florissen

Director Engineering Standards Electronics, HELLA

Dr.-Ing. Walter Koch
Dr.-Ing. Walter Koch

Leiter Advanced R&D Engineering, Schaeffler

Gerhard Wagner
Gerhard Wagner

Head of Processes Electrics/Electronics, Audi

Manfred Dornseiff
Manfred Dornseiff

Leiter Elektronik Prozesse, ZF

Prof. Dr. Bernd Hindel
Prof. Dr. Bernd Hindel

CEO, Method Park

Dr. Erich Meier
Dr. Erich Meier

CTO, Method Park

Event host


Media Partners

This year again, the Consulting Café is available for you. Method Park’s experienced product consultants answer your individual questions on all topics regarding processes, legal norms, standards and Stages. Take your chance and benefit from individualized consulting, for free. The Method Park consultants at Process Insights 2019 are:


  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Hindel, CEO
  • Marc Iseler, Product Manager
  • Dr. Oliver Hammrich, Team Lead Product Consulting
  • Susanne Puttrich, Senior Product Consultant
  • Arne Bister, Technical Sales Engineer

One day after the Process Insights conference, the “Process Management 4.0 – Best Practices” Workshop takes place in Erlangen. The training provides best practice methods and techniques for all areas of process management that were accrued in more than 15 years of experience in which Method Park performed worldwide process audits at more than 700 engineering organizations. Find here all information.

  • Conference Address: PARKS Nuremberg, Berliner Platz 9, 90409 Nuremberg
  • Conference Parking: The underground car park “PARCSIDE” (Am Stadtpark 2, 90409 Nuremberg) is only a few meters away.
  • Workshop Address: Method Park, Wetterkreuz 19a, 91058 Erlangen
  • Hotel: In case you need a hotel room, we recommend early booking. The following hotels are nearby the event location:
Distance to conference: 750m

Hotel Cristal
Wilibaldstraße 5-7,
90491 Nuremberg

Distance to conference: 850m

Design Hotel Vosteen
Lindenaststraße 12,
90409 Nuremberg

Distance to conference: 1,4km

Acom Hotel Nuremberg
Leipziger Platz 22,
90491 Nuremberg

Contact: If you have any questions, please send us an email to insights(at)