How to Convert a Project into a Road Map for Product Development?

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How to Convert a Project into a Road Map for Product Development?
Ashutosh Trivedi, Project Manager, India, Member
Please suggest me: we started a project and successfully implemented it for two different customers and at two different sites. The project is now implemented and we want this to be converted as a product. If you people can suggest that what should be the road map for a project to product and other issues I have to look at?
 

 
Road Map for Product Development
mursal bashir
How about identifying honest expert collaborators that you can trust with details of what you want to do. This should give you insight on the way forward.
 

 
Road Map for Product Development
GS RADJOU, CEO, France, Member
As you comment is very general and it is looking like you are simulating something. I cannot go into details with you. Anyway, I have a couple of options (and maybe more...)
I give you one now-you may test it-.
As I understood, you want to convert your project into a product. Two options:
+ You work with a couple of specialists, they give you steps to follow.
+ You organize a meeting, invite all stakeholders, let them work on the solutions in a free manner, but you need to provide them with the materials for reflection / some tracks and/or development goals.
 

 
Road Map for Product Development
Charles Nainggolan
First you have to make sure to pass all the tests that required on the project level.
The next step will be production trial, evaluate the result before the real production process such as machineries, human resources, supply chain, regulations and codes of conduct, etc.
 

 
Road Map for Product Development
Dirk Schaele, Management Consultant, Belgium, Member
What would you gain by turning your project deliverable into a product?
Would you be able to increase your efficiency (time, cost..), time-to-delivery, quality, revenue, knowledge?
 

 
Road Map for Production
Charles Nainggolan
Of course you can.. I suggest you to use the lean manufacturing system to evaluate what you are asking about. For efficiency, you have to increase productivity by appling automization and provide skilled workers, avoid downtime, apply just-in-time inventory system, avoid reworks, all individuals understand about the quality on their phase.
 

 
Road Map for Product Development
GS RADJOU, CEO, France, Member
The builder paradox or quality triangle (cost, speed and quality) tells one cannot have all the angles of the triangle right, but only 2 at the same time. Either you get the speed and the quality right so, it is an expensive project. If it is slow, not a good quality project, so it should not be expensive... etc.
 

 
Road Map for Product Development
Umer kayani, Project Manager, Pakistan, Member
Identify the customer needs and their satisfaction level.
 

 
Customer Needs and Satisfaction Levels
GS RADJOU, CEO, France, Member
Indeed: are the customers happy? Does the company have a policy to monitor quality assurance? Customer needs and satisfaction are normally present in the project deliverables - usually in written form.
 

 
Road Map for Product Development
Charles Nainggolan
A project is the organization of a new idea, and the project must be proceeded and converted to become an operation. This is what we call a "road map".
Steps that we have to do in the project stage: new idea, analysis, design, test, and deployment.
Identifying the customer needs should also be part of the project stage, since the customer satisfaction should be part of the operation.
 

 
Well Define Criteria of Input and Output
Franky He
As my understanding, the criteria of input and output should be defined well at at each planning stage.
What you should do is to lead project team to work on it and go together with your target as project progess, and have a record to show how project is going with target.
Finally, when you will transfer the project into a mass product, create a summary of the project status and share them with all stakeholder, the stakeholders will tell you whether to move into a mass product or not, bases on the information that you provided.
 

 
Criteria and Measurement Tools
mursal bashir
Yes, what gets measured gets done, therefore what needs to be done must be prescribed from the beginning with specified requirements, standards and targets set and the tools of measurement must be agreed upon.
 

 
Release Management
BURLEREAUX
And next question is how to smoothly aggregate projects / product evergreening into the release road map, and ensuring a good transition into production.
 

 
Road Map for Product Development
PATRIK MARIEN, Consultant, Belgium, Member
Look for tangible things (object, model, proto) that can perform (know the acceptance criteria) to test (prove) how close you are to the final goal. Set the tangible things in a timeline and organize to act for getting the objects [model-object-test- driven]. Keep focus on the object (especially when thing go wrong). Do this for products, technology, services.
 

 
Three Levels
Umer kayani, Project Manager, Pakistan, Member
There are three levels (steps)
A/ level of customer needs and satisfaction.
B/ feasibility level.
C/ consistently testing system.
 

     
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