People + Process + Technology = Product
As technology rapidly evolves and the landscape becomes increasingly competitive, it’s more important than ever to have a product delivery advisor on your side.
“Every day we are challenged with finding ways to improve quality of software development while decreasing time-to-market. Specific areas we focused on were automated tools for development and test, increased transparency and traceability, automated regression analysis and repeatable predictable outcomes.’
‘Charlie Gragg and his team assessed our current development and test situation and presented the best path forward for addressing our specific needs. If you have a similar need, Charlie is the right resource to meet your requirements.’
‘I highly recommend him and his team.'”
Vice President, Device Engineering, Hospital Products
- Will I be on time?
- Will I be on budget?
- Will the application function as designed?
- Will our device present an intuitive user interface?
- Will I have happy customers and increased market share?
Whether you’re creating a new application or adding features to an existing product line, we can help you implement Best Practices to solve your toughest product delivery challenges.
Our experience has shown that after collaborative GAP Analysis, the solution(s) yield distinct product delivery enhancements which can be individually implemented – successfully. Our bottom line goals are to help your team shrink time-to-market, reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction with your products.
Client’s Who’ve Benefited
- Baxter Health Care
- Obalon Therapeutics
What We Do
We Help You
|Reduce Time to Market||Improve Forecast Accuracy|
|Minimize Rework & Cut Project Costs||Increase Profits by Reducing Technical Support Calls|
|Improve Product Quality & Reliability||Enjoy Software Delivery Improvements – First 90 Days|
|Increase Team Productivity & Project Velocity||Improve Customer Satisfaction with Your Products|
How We Do It
Advantu’s Process Improvement Methodology draws upon the highly successful techniques of the Ishikawa Diagram and 5-Why’s to determine cause and effect relationships.
Advantu concentrates on the following major Process Improvement Categories:
The initial identification of possible Targeted Improvements is identified through Advantu and Client collaboration efforts.
- Internal and External Audit Findings
- Review of Open and Closed CAPAs
- Past Lessons Learned
- Development, Manufacturing and Quality Team observations
The identified Causes from the above process are then decomposed into likely “Contributors”.
The “5-Whys” technique is then applied to the likely Contributors to identify the most beneficial improvement solutions. Typically these projects start around 3 weeks and will just need 2 hours per day of your team’s time.
The following is an example of Advantu’s “Cafeteria Plan” for Targeted Results Driven Process Improvement.
|Missed User Needs
“counter-intuitive user interface”
|Ineffective Human Factors Studies
Voice of the Customer Improvement
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|Product Quality & Reliability Issues
|Poor Risk Management||Request White Paper|
“the never-satisfied customer”
|Inadequate Performance Planning||Request White Paper|
|Time to Market Delay
|Ineffective Resource Allocation
Issue Correction – Induced Errors
Missing/Late Design Control Deliverables
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If you’re experiencing these software development and product delivery issues, then we know you’re under a lot of stress.
Here’s the good news – we’ve been helping teams address and systematically resolve these issues for decades. Free them from putting out fires & working long weekends – and focus on building new products your customers will love.
Reach out today and request a Free Consultation. There’s a really good chance we’ve seen your issues before and we might surprise you with our (easier-than-you-think) solutions.
Ask Judy to schedule a Free Consultation – today!
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