How To Write a Product-Brief

A product-brief is one of the most important elements in a product design project. The product-brief is a plan and a compass – it defines the product’s goals and attributes, and shows you where to go. The product-brief has a great impact on the product’s quality and character, and the project’s efficiency. The product-brief writing is perhaps the activity with the highest ROI, as it costs very little and brings great value, as well as saves a lot of time and money while preventing wrong directions and unexpected outcomes.

Here is a list of eleven guidelines and insights about how to manage your product-brief.

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Why over-engineering is a management failure and how to avoid it

Over-engineering is the silence product’s failure. It inhibits business growth for product design and manufacturing companies, especially for ones that deal with capabilities and performance oriented products. Unlike under-engineering, over-engineering is not easily recognized; this is why it can exist for long time. Over-engineering is not an engineering failure but a management one. Therefore management actions should be taken to deal with it.

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