Case | HBS Case Collection | September 2005 (Revised May 2006)

Teradyne Corporation: The Jaguar Project

by Francesca Gino and Gary P. Pisano

Abstract

Teradyne, a leading manufacturer of semiconductor test equipment, embarked on a multiyear effort to improve its product development capabilities and to implement more formalized project management approaches. Examines the development of a new-generation tester that involved significant hardware and software design. For this, the company decided to implement new approaches to project management and project teams. Invites discussion of the effectiveness of these approaches and the general lessons for the management of product development.

Keywords: Projects; Management; Product Development; Hardware; Software; Groups and Teams; Business or Company Management; Research and Development; Problems and Challenges; Semiconductor Industry; United States;

Citation:

Gino, Francesca, and Gary P. Pisano. "Teradyne Corporation: The Jaguar Project." Harvard Business School Case 606-042, September 2005. (Revised May 2006.)