Malcolm Knapp is the founder of the Engineer Accelerator hardware focused bootcamp. He has 10 years of experience in the hardware industry and more than 15 years of experience teaching. In addition to running the Engineer Accelerator, he has created classes for Workshop Weekend, UCB Berkeley, and for corporate clients. He also works as an independent consultant focusing on early stage product development and as an organizer of MakeSF and Beyond Hello World Electronics.
The Lean Definition Process provides a structured approach to uncovering the tangible 360 degree view of the full product to be built by leveraging the various points of view across all the new product touch points prior to build. This presentation will provide an overview of the benefits and a walk through of the results of the process, as well as case studies on the application of the process.
Benefits of The Lean Definition Process
Provides a 360 degree view of "What The Product Is" prior to execution
Facilitates cross-discipline communication between domain experts
Uncovers unknowns and prevents bottlenecks in the product development phase
Increases a culture of collaboration across silos
Enables efficient on boarding of new team members
For independent programmers and developers, the Lean Definition Process provides a clear cut way to establish rapport with your client, uncover unknowns upfront, manage expectations, enable a visual representation of their product vision with a reality check, clearly communicate, work with non-technical customers, and educate them as to all that is involved to build the product. Especially applicable to IOT, hardware and software applications that are device specific.