You’ve gone through your selection process and determined the company you think will make the best partner for your outsourced product development project. You’ve chosen an “all-in-one” company that claims they can do the design, development, and manufacture of your complex product. Working with an all in one should make things easy. You’ll have a single provider and one place to go if there are any issues. With a simple project, that might be the case, but in this complex example, things may not go as planned.
Fast-forward 12 months into the project. Your company and investors have spent significant sums of money with the “all-in-one” partner. Unfortunately, everything was not as it seemed. To your surprise, you are working with junior level program managers and engineers, and you didn’t realize how much bureaucracy you had to navigate just to talk to the right person. You’ve had to explain the goals and constraints of the project to multiple members of the team because of the high turnover. And, not only has the project fallen behind schedule, the deliverables are of low quality and do not align with your requirements. And, most concerning to your business, the board of directors and investment teams, when pressed, your partner cannot clearly articulate the path to completion of the project.
The scenario above is more common that businesses may imagine. When complex products are involved, the project requires a depth of skills that all-in-one partners simply lack. In some cases, this means the project will stall at some point. In extreme cases, like the example above, the project may not only stall, but reach a point where the partner cannot determine a clear path to successfully completing the project.
It is these types of projects where Resolution’s proven product development capabilities shine. We are experts at taking a stalled project, performing a detailed analysis of the current situation and required end-state to determine the optimal path to completion within the constraints and requirements of the project.
We have seen too often companies continue to invest in an outsourced development partner with the hope that they will be able to get back on track, only to see continued struggles.
If your complex product development project has stalled, and the “all-in-one” partner can’t identify a path to completion, it’s time to contact Resolution.
We can’t guarantee that your product will be a success in its market, but we can help you determine a path to bring it to market in a timely fashion.
Contact us today.