Many companies assume that shortening the development cycle time equals profitability, but is that always true? What if rapid development came at the expense of other business objectives like product performance or unit cost? The problem with many companies I have seen is that they are not aware of or do not fully understand the key objectives of product development and how each one impacts profitability.
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Set-based Design or Set-based Concurrent Engineering (SBCE) is an approach to Product Development, in which the team considers a broad range of design alternatives or sets and systematically narrows the sets down to a final, often superior choice. Read more at http://www.2gemba.com/blog
Iterative PD isn’t the best approach when innovation is your goal.
I was recently invited to be a guest on Tony Rogers’ The Products by Design Podcast.
No, I’m not fat-shaming Santa Claus and his belly full of jelly! Rather, I was thinking what if Santa ran a lean operation at the North Pole? How would it…