Category Archives: greenlight.guru

Medical Device Project Updates Buried in Emails

How many email messages do you get a day? I'm guessing your inbox is probably very similar to mine. I'm also guessing there is a very good chance that you have multiple email addresses. Are you good about email management? I used to think I was very good about this. However, the volume of emails these days is just crazy. I could literally spend the next few days just getting caught up on emails. And I would totally make the current situation worse. Because how would I improve my current email backup? Likely respond with a follow up email message. Ugh. What's worse than death by email? It's getting updates on medical device projects via email. I try to flag, sort, and organize messages by project--and thankfully I have a ton of help with this...

UniDoc is now greenlight.guru

Greenlight GuruIn case you missed it, UniDoc is now greenlight.guru. Why did we change the name? Greenlight means go! And medical device product developers are seeking out greenlights to proceed towards market launch. Our software does this. Provides greenlights to medical devices....

Product Development Wastes Time

The content of this post is geared towards product development, regardless of industry. Note, however, nearly all of my product development experience is in the medical device industry. Every product development project has a ton of wasted time! Do you agree? Time spent going to meetings. Time spent going through emails. Time spent trying to collaborate with other team members on important project documents. I could peel back more layers of product development to find more areas where there is product development wasted time. But, if you just look at the time spent in meetings, going through emails, and updating documents, I suspect you could "find" quite a bit of time that you have lost. Think back for a moment to a recent product development project. How efficient was the team? How efficient were you? Are there a...

What If You Could Have A New Design Control Experience?

Since starting my career in the medical device industry over 15 years ago, there have been a few constants. One of these constants is that many medical device product developers loathe Design Controls. Many of the comments I've heard over the years have claimed that Design Controls often hamper and slow down product development. And nearly anyone who has worked with existing product development processes at a medical device company seems to cringe at least a little at the mention of "Design Controls". Let's just say there are very few individuals I've encountered during my career who are genuinely excited about Design Control documentation, processes, forms, etc. I've perceived actually that there is a fair amount of "pain" felt regarding this topic. It's because of this pain that has led me and...