I recently saw a post on Twitter from the Great John Cutler on allow the team to pick the tools that they use to do the work. Generally, this is not a bad idea, but not necessarily a great idea either. It sort of depends. My experience in companies that also have hardware […]
Missing Requirements Sometimes the best way to convey the challenges in product development, is to show some of the reasons things can go wrong. To that end I am going to regale you with a tale of requirements gone astray. Wearing Many Hats I worked at a small company a long time ago. I am […]
There have been some twitter discussions going on about the validity of the term end-to-end (E2E) testing. I have been around this concept for many years and still see the validity in the term and the approach. To that end, I will describe as quick and briefly as I can since this is a blog […]
Requirements and Benchmarking One of the things we can do to understand and develop our own requirements is to explore other products that are similar to our proposed product or that solve the same or similar customer problem. Where there are similar needs met, benchmarking is a way for us to understand how other suppliers have […]
We have recently posted how assumptions, left unquestioned can damage a project. It is similarly true for the product when we use models and simulation to generate our product. In the course of building these models, we will know some things for certain. Some attributes of the model we may think we know for certain […]
The deviation does not originate from the supplier. The change to requirements is permanent.
Material handling via robotics can Help you streamline your organization and optimize your Talent – @journik
The olden days… A long time ago (seemingly) I graduated from university with my engineering degree. I was lucky, my first job was with a small company and I performed many roles as it applied to developing their new product line. The product was an embedded strand process control unit. This unit would control older […]
Models are not new, and neither models in the employ of product development. Product development has always had some basis in discovery and always will. If everything had such a high degree of certainty, likely the product or endeavor has already been done. Developing new things ceaselessly brings questions. To be effective, we want to answer these questions as quickly and as certainly as possible.
By Wally Stegall and Jon M Quigley Collecting and Reporting Material One approach to collecting and reporting material content is the International Material Data System (IMDS). IMDS is a computer-based material data system used and funded primarily by automotive OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturer of cars, trucks, heavy vehicles, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, industrial equipment, military […]