Our consultative project planning and management processes ensure you're engaged with and informed about critical milestones and deliverables, as well as our progress towards meeting them.

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Services

General




  • Product development project management
  • Sub-contractor management
  • Regulatory compliance test program management
  • Prototype and production management


New Projects




  • Product concept reviews
  • Standards and technology reviews
  • Requirements analysis
  • Project proposals
  • Requirements specifications
  • Concept design
  • Detailed design
  • IP and Patent protection support

Existing Projects




  • Standards compliance reviews
  • Thorough design reviews
  • Product updates or complete re-designs
  • Manufacturability reviews
  • Manufacturing optimisation





Project Stages

[Discover + Define + Design + Develop + Deliver]

Discover


We gain an understanding of your idea and your unique circumstances (risk, financial, logistical, competitive), including whether the project is:





Define


Then, we define:

  • Your requirements (Customer Requirements)
  • Your product requirements (Functional Specification)
  • Product engineering specifications (Design Specification)
  • Technical, compliance, financial, risks and contingencies (Risk Analysis and Mitigation)

Next, we prepare a Project Proposal that defines:

  • Cost estimates
  • Timeframes and milestones
  • Responsibilities

Design + Develop


Next, the engineering [Design + Develop] magic begins, with the objective being to create either:


  • A technology research exercise to validate
  • A proof-of-concept prototype, or
  • Or a fully functional, production-ready, sub-system or finished product

We'll then undertake:


  • Schematic and PCB design and review
  • Industrial design and 3D prints
  • Software verification test specification
  • Software development
  • Prototype documentation, procurement and construction
  • Hardware, software and mechanical design verification testing

Deliver


Finally, once prototypes have been produced, reviewed, validated and fine-tuned, the following activities can be undertaken, as required:


  • Formal compliance testing
  • Production test specification and test jig design
  • Field trials and user acceptance testing
  • Any required hardware and software refinement required
  • Manufacturing documentation and hand-over


Methodologies

Project Management


We identify the most appropriate methodology for each project to ensure we meeting client requirements and any industry or regulatory standards. In general, we use either:

Agile

  • A set of frameworks and practices summarised in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development

Waterfall

  • A methodology where each phase depends on the deliverables of the previous one and corresponds to specialised tasks

Engineering


We utilise various formalised development methologies to ensure we get from concept to functional prototype via the optimal route for that project. Methods include:

For Hardware

  • Design For Assembly (DFA)
  • Design For Manufacture (DFM)
  • Design For Test (DFT)

For Software

  • Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
  • Test-Driven Development (TDD)

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