Roadmapping helps answer the important questions about your physical inventions idea/concept product before investing the time and capital to develop: what is the key value proposition? Who is the core customer? What do we need, at minimum, to take the product to market? Through roadmapping, we identify every opportunity, create your minimum viable product, and build you a roadmap to make sure that when you(we) head into development, you’re ready.
Put simply, we do this because it de-risks your investment. Creating a physical product is an expensive, time-consuming process that can easily eat through hundreds of thousands of dollars and years of your life. If you’re going to build something, you need to know that it’ll work. Roadmapping helps you be sure of your (idea) product and your process before diving into development — and it prepares you to develop as quickly, efficiently, and effectively as possible.
My Roadmapping process can be a a few hours to weeks depending on the complexity of the project, where I dive deep into the concept of your invention idea, so I can understand and find out what the minimum viable product is. The following stage is to find an appropriate profitable solution that solves the core problems while staying lean, and prepare you with everything you need to develop your product the right away. This consists of the following;
The Roadmapping Process
- Secondary Research-Driven Minimum Viable Product
- Design Brief (Design Problem/Solution)
- Initial Product Design Specification (PDS Checklist)
What is — Minimum Viable Product?
“MVP is a concise summary of the smallest possible group of features that will work as a stand-alone product while still solving at least the “core” problem and demonstrating the product’s value.
The MVP is:
• A tactic for cutting back on wasted engineering hours
• A strategy to get the product into earlyvangelists hands as soon as possible
• A tool for generating maximum custom learning in the shortest possible time”
Source: “The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company: Steve Blank & Bob Dorf”
What is a Product Design Specification
Initial Product Design Specification (PDS) is a draft document that consists of the following;
Perfomance, Ergonomics, Maintenance, Target Product Cost, Size, Weight, Materials, Product Life Span and much more…
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