Entrepreneurs and company managers commonly find themselves in situations where:
To remove these and other critical issues, CONSIDI has developed significant experience and in-depth knowledge of the most advanced Lean-Agile methodologies to help customers “cultivate” innovation to take products to market with the right value to compensate investors.
Everyone agrees that innovation is vital to the success of any company. However, for it to be effective, project development time must be synchronised with the timing “dictated” by the business.
When we are called upon to work with an organisation to improve product development, we encourage starting with an initial status assessment through a structured assessment led by one of our experienced consultants. A correct understanding of the initial state provides a shared and collective understanding of the potential for improvement by applying Lean-Agile principles.
Lean-Agile principles result in:
The sequence “anticipation, vision, planning, feasibility and development” is the ground on which to place these principles and grow the different methods and tools that will be proposed.
Often the generation of ideas is remarkable but their selection in line with business strategies becomes an “ad personam” and unstructured process. In addition, the project plan becomes a cauldron where all ideas are put in without considering capacity constraints.
SWIRL is a specific Lean Agile Portfolio Management methodology based on the Cadence and Flow principles of Lean Product Development - LPD, and forms the skeleton of the product development planning process. This process starts with the idea/opportunity gathering phase and ends with the generation of a medium/long-term plan. The objective of SWIRL is to improve decision-making and generate a feasible and cadenced Product Plan that meets the medium/long-term business strategy.
Swirl Portfolio Management is a methodology developed by Considi that aims to address the following business needs:
Swirl Portfolio Management is also supported by a cloud-based tool, the Swirl System, which enables user accessibility and real-time data management.
The current competitive environment and turbulence in many sectors require companies to significantly improve their performance, particularly those acting on product cost.
Our answer is the application of DTV (Design to Value) methodologies, an approach that considers different perspectives:
This approach has enabled Considi to develop a wide range of methods and tools over the years, including:
Range optimisation to cover the highest value segments or avoid overlaps
Creating synergies between products by choosing among different strategies (per platform, modular, mass production)
Reducing variety by minimising the number of specific parts and components
Reducing product costs by deploying cost targets and identifying possible alternatives to reduce costs
The introduction of “lean agile” methods and culture enable the resolution of typical problems in innovation and product development.
Companies that have implemented this pathway have achieved significant improvements in the following aspects:
In addition to companies developing new products or catalogue collections, customer companies operating with an Engineering to Order or Build to Order model have also substantially improved their performance in terms of speed and reliability of delivery times and increased margins by applying Lean Agile tools, albeit limited to their typical phases of their processes, i.e. Planning, Technical Development and Delivery.