Improve your medical device innovation process Everyone has a mental toolkit of innovation – a series of patterns that innovative people find. They take something and they break it into pieces or they take pieces and put them together or they put things upside down or they hollow them out or they turn them inside […]
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Budget monitoring for innovation projects As a junior technical project manager, my job is to support senior project managers by monitoring and controlling longer-term projects with large teams. I also manage shorter-term projects with smaller teams. During my first year at StarFish Medical, I have worked on over ten projects with a wide variety of […]
Wouldn’t it be nice if every time you tried something new it went perfectly on your first attempt? Since this is rarely the case, risk management is a key element to incorporate in your innovation process and an excellent skill for any project manager. Here are my five tips to managing innovation risk:
At StarFish Medical, we work with clients who have ground-breaking ideas and technologies that improve patient outcomes including saving lives. This makes for very exciting and fulfilling work, but new development also means there is no boilerplate plan that can be pulled off the shelf and executed. Our project management approach builds on PMI (Project […]
I am a strong believer in optimizing medical device design. Innovation (the act of developing or introducing something new) and value (merit or utility) are best when paired hand in hand. If you generate value without innovation (ex. marginal improvement in glucose monitoring technologies), you are creating an incremental change that doesn’t address the root […]