The Invariable Constraint: R&D Capacity To Meet Demand

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The Invariable Constraint: R&D Capacity To Meet Demand

 

Having spoken to literally thousands of R&D teams this year of all varying sizes and across the globe and across a huge sector of industries, it’s fascinating how, invariably, regardless of the size of the team, and really regardless of the product development strategy of the company, all projects seem to get held up from time to time by really the most basic necessities.

So what are they? Capacity and capability. So capacity. You know, I just don’t have the headspace to get that operational manual finished, so we can’t launch that product yet. Or our CAD jockeys are completely backlogged, so we just have to wait. Or our marketing team are taking ages over getting those data sheets done, so it’s not my problem, but it’s a pain. Still waiting for our patent attorney. He’s taking ages as always. IT are chasing for those… BIM models aren’t finished, but I just don’t have the time. They’re just not a priority for me, need someone else on our drafting team, but just don’t have the budget to recruit.

The project gets held up.

Capability? We know exactly what we want. We have the expertise to do most of it. But there’s just one electrical schematic that our manufacturers just don’t want to produce. And we can’t do that bit in house. So we’re kind of going around in circles, just not sure whether this is actually feasible and don’t want to spend a fortune to find out that it isn’t.

I know our market, I think, but I really have the expertise in-house to properly report on it so I can build a business case for the board. Do you have these questions and issues in your team? What what’s holding you up. Did you know, there’s a friendly and confidential company that you can partner up with to answer these questions and provide you with the resources at your fingertips in a fast, reliable, and consistent way. The links are above in the chat, along with my contact details, and below in the comments , have a look at the dream team there. You can see the kind of expertise that that’s readily available. We’d love to have a chat.

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