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Quality during Design Mindset for Success

Listen to these episodes to get a sense of the Quality during Design Mindset

Why Yield Quality at the Front-End of Product Development

We can find Quality at the back-end of product creation, where it's used for compliance.  We want to pick up some of it and move it to the front-end, where design decisions are happening. It's there that we can yield it like a tool to work with our cross-functional team, to help us with doing the engineering work that's important for great designs.

Before you start engineering solutions, do this

We're given information about an opportunity for a new product.

We talk about what can happen when we start solution-building just with what we're given. And we talk about an alternative start to a new engineering project.

Don't wish for cross-functional buy-in on product designs - plan to get it!

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

We take these wishes...
"I wish I had the cross functional input that I need for design inputs."
"I wish I could work with my cross functional team."
"I wish my team would accept my design idea."

...and we add a plan to make them a GOAL.

We plan for what it is we want and how we're going to get there using Quality during Design.

How to self-advocate for more customer face time (and why it's important)

When engineers say, "I'd like to talk with a customer about this," we usually get push-back.

We need to tackle objections and remove obstacles between design engineers and their customers.

Listen-in to learn how we can take next steps in the concept space when visiting customers.

What to do about Virtual Meetings

May 31, 2023
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How do virtual meetings affect the product design engineers who are trying to get design inputs from the cross-functional team?

Engineering with Receptivity, with Sol Rosenbaum (A Chat with Cross-Functional Experts)

May 17, 2023

Sol Rosenbaum and Dianna Deeney talk about engineering with receptivity: how an openness with others for new impressions leads to success.

The Fundamental Thing to Know from Statistics for Design Engineering

Mar 29, 2023
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In product design engineering, what is a fundamental thing to know from statistics? We talk about what it is and why, and next steps.

What to do for Effective and Efficient Working Meetings

Mar 22, 2023

We all like effective and efficient working meetings. What do we do to plan them, or how do we improve our recurring ones? Are we prepared to do things differently? If so, we can collect information so we know what we want to improve and by how much. We talk about best practices of meeting…

Get Design Inputs with Flowcharts

Mar 15, 2023
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How do we get design inputs from flowcharting? Let’s talk about flowcharting as one method for engineering to gather design inputs.

Quality Tools are Legos of Development (and Their 7 Uses)

Mar 8, 2023

How are quality tools Legos of development? We talk about the two philosophies of brick building and our use of the family of quality tools, including 7 uses in product development.