Thanks for visiting this section of my website. Within this section I will be hosting surveys and providing feedback on my PhD thesis which has a current draft title of 'First Principle Versus Iterative Design Model Limitations in Product Design Reactions to Market Demand Agility'. My PhD is based on the 'PhD by Written Publication' method also known as an 'ab initio/ from scratch' PhD where I am taking a combination of existing research and papers in a mix with new research to test a specific theory and in turn develop a new body of knowledge that will enable organisations to react in a timely, yet cost effective method to market changes.
The theory that I am testing can best be understood under the assumption that there are two scenario's that limit an organisations ability to react to market or customer demands such that time-to-market for an enhaced product/ solution design is limited. My research examines the design, develop and sustain phases of a product or service lifecycle. The two influencing scenario's that I am examining as underlying inhibitors are:
1) Legacy product/ solution designs undergo an iterative development lifecycle where existing limitations and knowledge management constraints play a negative influence therefore complicating and extending the sustain and development phases.
2) The use of Agile methods with the 'fail fast' or limited documentation approach will have negative downstream impacts upon an organisation's product or service enhancement through the lack of visibility over a product, its features, and the develop and sustain process.
Within this section of my website will be a series of sub-pages hosting surveys and where appropriate, insight into the observations gained through those surveys and their responses. I also plan to develop a video blog of my progress on Youtube which I will provide a link to.