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26 October 2015

Technodinamika plans to double the rate of new developments at its enterprises over the next three years. Under the event program, Victor Nikolenko, Director of the Technodinamika Design Center, shared his experience in organizing the work of designers at the main Holding enterprise. He also explained that there are three ways to increase the rate of new developments: by improving the computer infrastructure, which will help to eliminate idle times during data transmission, through better organization of the design process, and high-quality management of long-term projects.

"One of the tasks faced by large holdings is to apply the advantages of the management structure at all stages of operation," stated Victor Nikolenko. "A large company can be a hotbed of expertise in various directions, applying common rules and procedures, coordinating actions, and implementing the one-stop principle while conducting employee cross-training, practicing efficient knowledge management, and maintaining continuity in the collective body."

According to the Director of the Design Center, one substantial factor that improves work process organization is management of the labor performance quality requirements, where close cooperation with the customer and a detailed elaboration of the technical specifications save time by eliminating the need for subsequent updating and redesign. Another design example he cited was the appointment of division directors to determine the directions of long-term work and manage innovation projects at Technodinamika.

The Technodinamika Design Center was set up in 2014, becoming the first Russian engineering center that enables remote, centralized management of the regional design bureaus of the Holding's enterprises. It uses a uniform parallel engineering system that reduces the lead time and development cost. At present, the Design Center has branches in five Russian cities: Moscow, Samara, Ufa, St. Petersburg, and Kirov. It employs a staff of 460 who are working on over 300 projects.