Previous articles have covered product development tools and methodologies such as lean product development, agile, design for six sigma, product life cycle (PLC) and project management processes.
In this article, lets consider “the product” being developed any hardware product, software, IT system, service or new business process. We’ll use the acronym “PSSBP” (Product, Service, Software, Business Process) as an all-encompassing placeholder and to illustrate critical thinking on the topic as follows:
It can be seen that these over-arching questions are universally applicable and reduces risk to the customer, reduces risk to the business entity and increases the likelihood of success. One (or all) of the frameworks, tools and methodologies mentioned above can be key enablers accordingly.