PRG offers a range of new product development services to help hardware companies test new ideas and seize market opportunities. Services include:
Preliminary Product Roadmap
Just getting started with a new hardware product? If so, then our Product Realization Roadmap can give you visibility for budgeting, project scheduling, and resource allocation. We assign senior level consultants, each with 20 years of product development expertise to guide the process. Our framework covers key activities in the definition and planning, development, and production phases (compiled from over 100 product introductions).
- Define project schedule
- Estimate development budget and product cost
- Identify critical resources and make strategic connections
A solid feasibility assessment can help you save time and money We’ll help determine the viability of your product, so you can get to market faster. We can help you develop or fine-tune your Marketing Requirements Document (MRD) and Product Requirements Document (PRD), select critical components, build working models, and perform functional tests to check if your design meets requirements.
- Identify product risks
- Evaluate multiple options
- Determine viability for moving into development
Would you like to accelerate your prototype development? We leverage the latest rapid hardware prototyping equipment available to fabricate, assemble, test and debug a working model of your product concept. We select components that are cost effective and scalable, employ Design for Excellence (DFx) tools, incorporate test and reliability, and assess risk (via Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)).
- Rapidly generate shape analysis for fit, ergonomics, and appearance
- Air flow testing for cooling or other functional aspects
- Reduce time for mechanism concept testing
Agile Hardware Product Development
Want to reduce the time it takes to develop your product? We enable you to accelerate product development by breaking work into short phases or sprints, and enable you to mitigate risk and lower investment. After each sprint, the project is reviewed to allow for strategic pivots based upon development results.
- Select a Technical Program Manager to run the project
- Establish clear roles and responsibilties for the cross-functional team
- Break development into multiple “sprints”
- Define clear objectives and deliverables for each sprint
- Iterate and / or pivot based upon inputs from the last sprint