The PD-Trak stage/phase-gate software provides the tools to define multiple product development processes – for example a process for a new product, a streamlined version of the process for a product upgrade or enhancement, and a process for platform development or technology development that may not lead directly to a new product. We provide best practices-based processes for hardware, software, services, medical devices, and product enhancements based on our extensive experience in assisting companies improve the new product development process. Our process templates can be used as-is or can be used to improve an existing product development process.
PD-Trak not only helps define a more standardized product development process or stage/phase-gate process, but it also helps both project teams and management use this process. This stage/phase-gate software aids teams in planning their projects based on the defined product development processes provides easy access to the various tools and templates that are part of the process, and facilitates preparing for gate reviews – all of which improve compliance to the process as well as improved effectiveness. This is especially important in industries requiring strict regulatory compliance or companies that adhere to ISO 9001.
Further, this project portfolio management tool helps Management plan the most optimal portfolio of projects to meet their business objectives. The multi-project or enterprise resource planning capability enables effective resource planning and management of product development and related projects in both large and small enterprises. The software is designed to support planning and management of projects at the enterprise-level (multiple business units), the individual business unit level, or the department/function level.