Setting up an R&D Organisation

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Setting up an R&D Organisation

  1. 1. Setting up an R&D Organisation Joe Drumgoole www.joedrumgoole.com/blog
  2. 2. Why do Research & Development? <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who has the problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How big is the problem </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Answers the question how? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>R&D together answers the question </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are we going to build? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. R&D Taxonomy Blue Sky Product Centric Applied Research Decision Support Demographics Paradigm Shifts Industry Developments New technologies Economics Market Analysis Competitive Analysis Cost/Benefit ROI Time To Market Cost Resources ROI The Best Problem to Solve The Best way to solve the problem Pure R&D
  4. 4. Technology Adoption Curve R&D Taxonomy Blue Sky Product Centric
  5. 5. Questions <ul><li>What kind of company am I? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are my customers? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are my customers? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are my partners? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are my competition? </li></ul><ul><li>What are my companies unique skills? </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Easy Bit <ul><li>Pre Money </li></ul><ul><li>Pre Customer </li></ul><ul><li>Small team </li></ul><ul><li>No support </li></ul><ul><li>No sales </li></ul><ul><li>Just coding – Heaven! </li></ul>
  7. 7. The hard bit <ul><li>Customers </li></ul><ul><li>New requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Scope changes </li></ul><ul><li>Support burden </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple releases </li></ul><ul><li>New business strategies </li></ul>
  8. 8. Pragmatic Rules <ul><li>Keep it going </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it applied (unless you are loaded) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t expect it to produce quarterly </li></ul><ul><li>Do expect it to product yearly </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid management links to sales or engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Use R&D as your company radar </li></ul>
  9. 9. Q&A

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