Scientific Research & Development comprehensive assessment

Does your scientific research and development use the best practices in the industry? Do a full evaluation.



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Assess your Scientifique Research and Development in detail:

  • identify the levers to provide your customers with more efficient products, with a less costly and faster Research and Development cycle.
  • compare your performance with the world's best R&D practices
  • define a progress plan with actionable levers using our Wevalgo model of organizational levers

The areas assessess include:

  • Strategy and roadmap
  • R&D steering
  • Scientific porfolio
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Reseach & Development project
  • Organisation and skills
  • Methodologies and support

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Highlights

The diagnosis includes 110 evaluation questions from Research and Development comparing its practices with the best in the industry.

All R&D is included, from fundamental research or understanding of customer needs to market launch (or in your plants for process development), as well as the management of the existing product portfolio.

In addition to a diagnosis by functional or organizational area, two types of complementary diagnoses are carried out:
  • "Lean Development" diagnosis indicating the maturity of Lean practices
  • Grouping by leverage to facilitate the definition of the progress plan


Scientific Research and Development Evaluation Questionnaire - Wevalgo Model

Scientific Research and Development Evaluation Questionnaire

Description of the questionnaire


Strategy and roadmap

  • R&D strategy: what does the strategy contain and how is it defined? What are the strategic objectives and how to achieve them? Is "open innovation" used or considered?
  • Customer and scientific roadmaps: are these two roadmaps defined and how? What are the exchanges between R&D and sales or marketing departments? Are the roadmaps consistent with each other?
  • Standardisation: are scientific methods standardised (characterisation, formulation, solution preparation, etc.)


R&D steering
  • Financial and strategic management: how are costs, subsidies or taxes monitored? Are the development costs per product tracked? Is the volume of activity by'strategic category' monitored?
  • Activity management: how are non-financial indicators monitored and do they have clearly defined objectives?


Scientific portfolio
  • Idea generation: how are internal ideas collected and managed until they become Research or Development projects?
  • Intellectual protection: what is the intellectual protection policy and how are patents filed? Is there any monitoring of competing patents in your market?
  • Scientific portfolio: how are all ideas, preliminary projects, feasibility studies, etc. managed and prioritized? Are there any performance indicators? What is the coordination with individual project reviews?
  • Product portfolio: Are existing products monitored over their life cycle and how does this affect the upstream scientific portfolio?


Customer satisfaction
  • Customer needs: how are customer needs identified, tested and characterized?
  • Specification management: how are these requirements described in functional or performance terms and prioritized? How can we ensure that they are respected throughout the development cycle?
  • Change requests: how are possible change requests from the customer (needs) or from within (changes in wording, processes, etc.) handled?



Project management
  • Team: Is there a formal team with clear roles and responsibilities? To whom do its members report during development and which physical location?
  • Project steering: What are the methodologies for managing Research and Development projects and how are they applied (indicators, monitoring meetings, risk reduction, etc.)?
  • Planning & scheduling: What are the planning formats and what is their real use? Are resource requirements being monitored? Is there a progress indicator?
  • Subcontracting and supply: how are suppliers or contractors managed and by whom? How do purchasing and R&D coordinate?



Organisation and skills
  • Structure: how is R&D organised geographically (in case of several locations) and locally, and are the associated responsibilities clear at each level? Are resources performing similar tasks grouped together? Is there an end-to-end responsibility for the development cycle?
  • Qualification and Leadership: Are the technical, managerial and leadership skills at the right level in a good social climate?
  • Skills and knowledge: Skills management and development, knowledge management and sharing
  • Relationship network: How are external relations (laboratories, suppliers, etc.) managed and monitored within the framework of a defined policy?



Methodologies and support
  • Scientific process: are the methodologies and procedures for scientific work (characterization, formulation, etc.) defined and applied? Are there any peer reviews?
  • Development process: how are the different stages of research or development defined and managed?
  • Resource allocation: how is resource allocation managed? Do consolidated visions of current needs and use exist?
  • Software and tools : is the R&D supported with the right tools and systems?
 

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Compare performance across your own, relevant and entirely customisable organisational dimensions. For example by geographical locations, departments, hierarchical levels or any other you see fit. Zoom in to breakdowns by category, subcategory and/or question
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