It’s all in the planning. Especially when it comes to producing your new product. There are so many variables to consider, so many steps from inception to production. You don’t want to be surprised at any stage by unexpected costs, malfunctions, or quality and safety issues. By creating a thorough test plan, you’ll be ready […]
There is nothing to fear when it comes to implementing a process for hardware development—except forgoing the process altogether. Process is the one thing that will stand between you and chaos. More importantly, it could mean the difference between a successful multi-million-dollar company and bankruptcy. Yes, it makes fiscal sense to have checkpoints through new […]
When you’re in the first stages of new product development the very idea of thinking six months or a year ahead can seem like overkill. Creating a product roadmap feels like a distraction from the more tangible goal of having a finished product in hand. But beware of pushing forward without a plan because chances are good that without a strategy, your product may be good but it will never be great.
I want to share a dirty little secret with you… Product Development happens at a fast and furious pace, because getting the product to market quickly is the top priority. And on top of the pressure of a deadline, hundreds of decisions need to be made, many formal and informal discussions between team members […]
Innovation is so important in product development but never forget that the devil is in the details. Forgetting to protect intellectual property is one of those blunders that can make or break a business, but the patent application process itself is also riddled with opportunities for error. Get it right the first time and you […]
Most consumers are now more concerned than ever about the environmental impact of packaging and yet much of the most common packaging found in households is problematic from that perspective. For example, toothpaste tubes, plastic containers without a recycling symbol, bottle caps, and cardboard boxes nested within cardboard boxes are among the many surprisingly eco-unfriendly […]