R&D best practices on Project Management

Are your R&D or Engineering projects managed with world class practices?


Discover R&D or Engineering best practices, focused on project management 

45 to 49 best practices in the following areas

  • Customer Value : needs, requirements and change management
  • Performance monitoring
  • Supporting processes and tools: development process, resource allocation, software and tools
  • Project activity Management – broken down further looking at:
    • Planning
    • Project team
    • Project monitoring
    • Tools and templates
    • Subcontracting and supply

Some of these areas may go beyond pure project management, and be part of the overall 'central' Research and Development processes; since that depends on each organisation, we included them by default. 

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45 to 49 best practices structured into 4 categories and 13 domains, to obtain a synthetic and detailed vision for each of the project management domains.
Service allowing two uses:
  • learn good R&D or engineering practices
  • evaluate the R&D practices in relation to the best thanks to its online questionnaire functionality
The evaluation embeds Lean development / Lean engineering.
Number of questions / best practices depending on the type of industry; conditioned by a choice at the beginning of the questionnaire.

Project management best practices model in R&D and Engineering

 There are 45 to 49 Project management practices organised in the following structured model with 4 categories and 13 domains
project management InFocus model for Research, Development or Engineering
Customer value
  • Needs: how are needs captured and formalised?
  • Requirements management: how are its requirements used to define specifications, in what form and how are they monitored?
  • Change management: how are change requests formalized, analyzed, validated...?

Performance monitoring
  • Operational monitoring: which operational indicators are monitored?
  • Financial monitoring: which financial indicators are monitored? Is there a project Business Case?

Supporting processes and tools 
  • Development stages: Does the project follow a standard step-by-step development process?
  • Resourcing: how are project team members assigned to the project?
  • Software and tools: tools to support the project such as a project monitoring tool or technical data management tools?

Project activity management
  • Planning: Does the project use an operational planning with a breakdown into project tasks?
  • Project team: how is the project and its members organized?
  • Project monitoring: what mechanisms (meetings, risk monitoring, etc.) are used to monitor project activities and make decisions?
  • Tools and templates: Are there standard and adapted documentary templates for the project?
  • Subcontracting and procurement: how are the interfaces with subcontracting or suppliers managed?


Example of usage for evaluation

In-depth assessment of your Research, Development or Engineering, focused on Project management to enable you and your team to:

  • precisely understand project management strengths and weaknesses through quantified data allowing internal and even external comparisons
  • define new project management ways of working, trainings, or other improvement actions
  • define targeted areas to monitor closely on project management
  • easily compare improvements and progress at different points in time

Get instant and full access to reports as soon as evaluations are completed.

Gain multi-level analysis on several axis that can be explored in varied depths and dimensions through a user friendly results menu. A few samples of the results report are shown below

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Visualise the performance and their drivers at a glance across all categories and sub-categories
Results by organisational dimension
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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You can see detailed results to better understand the causes of your organisation performance
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