Our Customizable Formal Design Process
The best product development projects tend to be
organized in more formal ways, each basically the same, while unique to
a particular situation. The process outlined below describes the
outline for this process, from which we extract the best set of steps
to proceed on a specific project.
Product Before Starting - Know what you will get as a result
a Detailed Specification - Have an in depth knowledge of the Functional
Operation of the proposed product
Block Diagram - Solidify the Design Solution and make it real, while
changes costs the least.
Project Plan - Know when you will be getting what during the project
and how the costs will be incurred
the Project with the Required Skills - Know who will be doing
what in critical areas
Internal Skills with Outside ones - Minimize your project learning
curve, while getting the specific skills you really need.
from a quality set of outside resources - Minimize your design risk on
in the staffing process (optional) - Have confidence in the abilities
of outside participants
the Required Design to the Project Plan - Know how the
project is progressing compared to the Project Plan
breadboards of high risk components (if applicable) - Minimize your
design risk before expending large dollars on design.
the Design in a high quality environment - Benefit from the knowledge
and experience of many previous quality designs.
and Cost Reviews at Periodic Points - Know what is going on during this
the Production Prototype - Know what exactly is being
created and how this compares to the plan.
in Vendor Selection (optional) - Know who will be potential resources
and Cost Reviews at Periodic Points - Fab and Assembly Process -
Receive details of progress to milestones and cost, plus know
production problem risk areas.
Debug and Test - See the real product come alive.
the Integration, Debug and Test Process (optional) - Assess first hand
what is going on.
Verification Plan and Testing - Know that the product meets all of its
critical design parameters.
and Cost Reviews at Periodic Points - Receive detailed technical and
cost status reports to the compared to the plan so you can keep control
of time and cost.
Product Demonstration - See the final product actually
working to its target functions.
Final Production Documentation - Receive all of the required
documentation, completely updated and ready for production.
Production Release Plan - You know what is going to be delivered and
and Cost Reviews at Periodic Points - You receive detailed technical
and cost status reports at this critical point.
with your Internal Production Engineering Process - You know that the
results will be usable in your manufacturing processes.
Into Manufacturing Phase
to Manufacturing - Have a detailed and final review of all
documentation generated for the release. Know that the documentation
meets your production requirements.
Sustaining - Receive help with engineering problems that
occur during the production ramp up phase.
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