To effectively communicate with your manufacturing partners, you must have an accurate product requirements document, or PRD. In this course, you will create and iterate on a PRD. You will assess geographic, environmental, material, and design manufacturing considerations. You will then create an organizational chart to specify the team roles that you and your manufacturing partner need to fill. After selecting the appropriate manufacturing techniques for a product, you will establish product usage specifications that can get you to a manufacturable product.
KEY COURSE TAKEAWAYS
Outline the product requirements document
Design and manufacture for your product's environment
Visiting Lecturer, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Ken Rother is the Director of Rev: Ithaca Startup Works as well as its Hardware Entrepreneurship program. He is the Managing Director of Cornell’s eLab student accelerator program, teaches entrepreneurship at the Johnson Graduate School of Management, instructs and coaches in several technology commercialization programs including NSF I-Corps, and is a Venture Partner at Cayuga Venture Fund.
Mr. Rother has held multiple senior business and technical positions for organizations such as Discovery Communications, Reuters, Matrox, and the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has direct startup experience, having co-founded a software business in Toronto and joined an early-stage online media business in New York, both of these startups concluding with successful exits.Most recently, Mr. Rother was the Senior Vice President of Digital Media at Discovery.