We believe that innovation development - whether it is IoT, deep-tech or cloud software development - is a process with much variation and ambiguity, which is quite different from delivering a well defined repetative production process
Form and function analysis
TRIZ/TIPS contradictions solving
Concept validation via mock-ups
Detailed CAD development
Documentation for prototyping
Develop tests plan
Set plan for changes in design
Multiple concepts development
DFM optimisation (TRL-8)
Engineering Validation testing
Understand business objectives
Functional & business requirements
Choose app frameworks
Code front-end interaction
Sync with backend team
QA / staging instance
Use-cases & User stories
Wireframing & design prototype
Deployment and testing
Understand problems and scope
Work report & suggestions
Next steps planning
Run computer research / simulations
Build lab prototype / system (TRL-3)
Test lab prototype / system
Proof-of-technology (POT) prorotype development
Early stage product development
Suggestions / next steps
Commercial product development
Beta tests & market launch
Pilot (MVP) prototype development
Build and installation
Pilot tests and validation
Functional analysis & risk mapping
Project architecture development
Defining stakeholders values
Product / service objectives
Think next iteration
Data collection and analysis
Manage and track progress
Deployment / Implementation
On-site or virtual training
Check stakeholder alignment
Assess success against goals
In EnCata we have adopted the best LEAN development methodologies such as Scrum and Agile, and combined it with our ‘flow process’ philosophy learned from TPS (Toyota Production System). This resulted in a very effective “mix” of project management standards for both design, engineering and manufacturing within EnCata.
In Scrum the hired team provides a preliminary estimate, which is then undergoes prioritization process is a form of a project backlog. Development process is divided into 1-3 week sprints with clear objectives for each.
EnCata uses both the OFFLINE Kanban board and daily startups routinte in additional to project management software. Such that the Project Manager engages on behalf of the product owner to (re)prioritize the backlog.
Any project run under the Waterfall methodology is started from the Research + Discovery phase with the goal to analyse the scope, requirements and objectives and develop a clean and detailed Statement of Work (SOW).
Running discovery phase with EnCata allows you to develop a robust estimation for the project and the SOW. The SOW allows you to requrest estimates from other vendors and development companies, so you don’t end up comparing irrelevant proposals in the first place.
The discovery phase costs from 5 to 10% of the total project cost and it can last as long as a few days, up to 6 weeks - depending how big and complex your project is. In fact, running the Research and Discovery phase allows you to:
Whether you are a startup, market leader or anything in between, EnCata offers solutions catered to your growing needs. We offer a variety of specialized services to enable innovation and easier market entry.
We focus on the entire product / service lifecycle, from concept to implementation to market launch. EnCata’s knowledge, resources and business network allow our clients to develop and expand their businesses.
Our premium consultancy ON-DEMAND services and cost advantage help your business when needed
EnCata's 10+ years of cross-disciplinary experience brings fresh ideas and a winning edge to your competitive environment
Founded by scientists and successful entrepreneurs, EnCata relentlessly focused it's consultancy on processes and business excellence