Engineering involves a range of different processes from the drawing table (or CAD-display for that matter) through to the actual working, living structure. When it comes to directions like engineering, the project development process is one of the most important phases of the entire process – and if you don’t have everything pinned down right when it comes to the development phase, you’ll surely have the rest of the process slowed and staggered.
There’s a definite need for a new project development process, and this can help to make the entire phase of project development faster, better and more effective – oh, and it can also help to make the final project itself safer.
Here’s why a new project development process is needed, and some suggestions on just how you can implement it into your own venture.
The Old Development Processes
A lot can be said for the flaws of old development processes: Occasionally, they feel more like a stiff-upper-lipped business meeting more than something where creativity and ideas should be put down on paper. It’s true: The old way of doing things isn’t necessarily the best any longer, and we can toss the old development process for most engineering projects right out the window with the textbooks of twenty years ago.
Feel better? Now let’s look at how we can improve it.
The New Process, Same as the Old Process
Putting a new project development process in motion isn’t nearly as hard as you might think. You can even use the old project development process as a base for it as long as you keep in mind that the whole point of a new process at all is innovation.
The new project development process should feel refreshing, it should be encouraging new ideas and innovation – and it’s likely that it will involve some type of tech-aid that the project development of ten years ago did not.
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