Project Management

Learn how we operate!

No matter the state or stage of your design, we’re ready to partner together and start contributing value. In the initial stages of projects, clients often seek to validate concepts, and we thrive on this task. Novel problems require creative solutions, and we are up for the challenge! Whether your project aims for production from day one or you’re just lacking a crucial team member for success, we’re here to assist.

Our Common Project Types:

While the above list outlines some of our common projects, it’s by no means exhaustive. If your specific project needs aren’t covered above, we encourage you to still get in touch. We thrive on diverse challenges and would love the opportunity to discuss how we can contribute to the success of your unique project!

How We Operate

Whether you require end-to-end oversight for a full turnkey project or seek to integrate our expertise seamlessly into an existing team, we provide flexible strategies tailored to your needs. Our project management approach is characterized by meticulous attention to detail, effective communication, and a collaborative spirit, ensuring successful outcomes regardless of the project’s scale or complexity. We can interact with mechanical engineering firms for custom enclosure designs, coordinate manufacturing or assembly services, or work with testing houses to obtain UL or CE certifications.

Iterative Development

We prioritize getting deliverables into the hands of our clients. We’ve seen the impacts of wasted time, effort, and money by postponing this critical step. Frequent deliverables lead to invaluable feedback, ensuring the project stays on the most efficient path forward.  In addition, our goal is to provide weekly updates on project status so everybody stays informed on progress and challenges. 

Agile Approach​

We take an agile approach in development to maximize flexibility to save time and money in reaching a solution that works! For example, some projects require custom PCBs while others can utilize off-the-shelf development boards to start quickly testing concepts. Each project is different and we will discuss possible agile approaches during project planning.

Review our Core Values to gain additional insights into how we operate as a company.

Our Project Process

A project with us can take many forms, but often it progresses through the following sequence:

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Project Discovery Phase

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Project Discovery Phase

This is the introduction phase where a potential client and the Waymaker Engineering team interact to discuss project requirements, desired timeline, and the current status of the project. 

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Proposal Phase​

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Proposal Phase​

If the Waymaker Engineering team feels that the client and project are a good fit for our services, we continue to the proposal phase. We develop a proposal outlining the tasks and design work needed to meet the project requirements. The proposal will lay out a timeline, budget, and detail the project deliverables. We work closely with the client to ensure we understand all the critical aspects of the design.

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Design Work, Deliverables, and Repeat

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Design Work, Deliverables, and Repeat

If the client accepts the proposal, design work begins! Generally, a project is broken up into phases with deliverables. This provides frequent opportunities for client evaluation and feedback while keeping everyone unified throughout the full project. Oftentimes, the first phase is a prototype or minimum viable design, followed by a revision phase which incorporates client feedback and additional features. Each project is different, therefore we tailor every approach to meet the project’s and client’s needs.

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Support and Maintenance Phase

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Support and Maintenance Phase

Some projects have extended periods of product evaluations or experimental data collection. Additionally, long-term maintenance needs can arise, such as production issues from supply chain disruptions, or the need for expanded product functionality. We can provide support every step of the way to ensure you reach and maintain project success!

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