About IPD: Process - Overview 2
The IPD process involves 5 stages as shown below with parallel efforts in process and data management. We use Ulrich and Eppinger's process as well as IDEO's "deep dive" across all five stages. IPD staff, while working with industry sponsors, identifies each project as an opportunity worth investing time, effort and money. The student teams focus on stages 2 & 3 during the courses while planning stages 4 & 5 for the company to execute at the end of the project.