Bernhard Bals Disciplines


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I support you by implementing and optimizing Systems Engineering, Quality Management and Project Management in your organization or by taking care of your work packages.

These disciplines are strongly interrelated and should not be separated. My approach considers interfaces and synergies between them. Interdisciplinary thinking is a key to success.

Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

aims at helping you in reliably defining, realizing and operating complex technical systems to satisfy your business needs.


Based on your idea for business development, business needs are developed. Systems Engineering will analyze, how and whether those needs can be satisfied. When a project turns out to be feasible and cost-effective, you will decide to realize it.

Systems Acquisition

Systems Engineering will transform your needs into requirements. Those are the baseline for the design activities that result in a detailed functional and physical definition of the system. Once the system design is verified, the system will be built, tested and implemented.

Systems Operation

During operation, the system contributes to your success. Systems engineering creates the prerequisites that the system is reliable, available and safe, and that it can evolve with changing needs.

Systems Retirement

As the market changes, you will have new strategies to reach your business goals. Systems Engineering ensures that a system that is no longer of use can be taken out of service and – if beneficial – can be replaced by a new system.

My Services

  • Systems Engineering Management
  • Technical Risk Management
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Verification and Validation Management
  • Interface Management
  • Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)
  • Configuration Management
  • Technical Documentation
  • Training and Coaching
  • Interdisciplinary Thinking

Quality Management

Quality Management

aims on maximizing the success of your business operation and sustainably generating business value by satisfying your customers.

Quality Management System

A Quality Management System comprises the objectives, organization, management principles and processes of a business and defines, how they are assured. An effective Quality Management System helps to improve your competitive position and the efficiency of your business.

Process Management

Process Management focuses on the realization of the business strategy by defining, implementing and optimizing effective and efficient processes. Process Management is an approach to maximize your business success by reducing cost and improving the achievement of objectives.

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance ensures that the products and services are dependable, safe and capable of fulfilling their purpose and satisfying the customer. Quality Assurance implements a quality management system into projects, production and service performance and monitors its application.


In a dynamic competition, continuous improvement is crucial. Regularly, the business objectives have to be reconfirmed. Continuously, business organization, management principles and processes have to be evaluated and optimized with respect to the achievement of your business objectives.

My Services

  • Quality Management
  • Development and Improvement of Quality Management Systems
  • Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Development of Product Assurance Plans
  • Dependability and Safety Analysis (RAMS)
  • Strategic Process Organization
  • Process Design
  • Meeting and Communication Support
  • Interdisciplinary Thinking

Project Management

Project Management

aims on efficiently performing successful projects by fulfilling your quality, cost and schedule goals.

Project Initialization

During the initialization process, project management analyzes, evaluates and specifies your idea. The initial steps to turn your idea into a project are being defined.

Project Definition

Once you have decided to realize your idea, project management specifies and documents measurable goals. You define what shall be done and what shall not be done. A feasibility analysis will be performed, based on which you will decide whether the project shall be started.

Project Planning

Project management will define who will do what, when and how. This will include work, resources, schedules and costs. Risks will be identified and counter measures will be defined. At the end there is a plan that allows to successfully execute, monitor and control your project.

Project Execution

Together with your team and your suppliers, you work on achieving your goals. Project Management will ensure by monitoring and controlling, that objectives, schedule, costs, resources, quality and risks are under control. At the end the project results will be handed over and accepted.

Project Closing

After successful acceptance of the project, you want to find out how successful your project was and what you can improve in future projects. Project management will calculate the final costs and perform a debriefing to identify lessons learned. The results will be documented to support future projects.

My Services

  • Project Management
  • Project Initialization and Definition
  • Development of Project Plan
  • Project Risk Management
  • Independent Project Surveillance
  • Project Documentation
  • Communication
  • Training and Coaching
  • Interdisciplinary Thinking

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