25 — The cost of product complexity w/Bob Scillia

Large organizations are already complex. When you’re developing complex mechanical products, things get even tanglier.

But engineers are problem solvers. And with 28+ years of experience in operations and product management, Bob Scillia — Director of Program Management at Kennametal — has solved his share of business problems within engineering companies.

On this episode of Peer Check, Bob joins host Adam Keating to share what he’s learned over the years.

Listen as Bob and Adam chat about:

  • Why better product design starts with the user
  • How to gain alignment across people and teams
  • Why Design to Value (DTV) is an effective cost reduction strategy
  • What engineering leaders need to understand about large-scale business operations
  • Handling the challenges of a fluctuating business environment