Design Practices: Good 'Specmanship' for Optimal Cost

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Douglas Alexander
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Re: Design practices
Douglas Alexander   10/23/2012 4:08:26 PM

@Barbara, "Satisfying" is a good word for it. When all parts of a plan come together on time and the product works as designed with the reliability as targeted, it means a lot of people have worked very close together to achieve a common goal. Knowing it can be done by the "Team" is exactly why start-ups start with a known group of people that have mutually supported a successful effort. The company that loses a critical segment of their employees when they split off to form a new company, now has to scramble for a team that will be just as effective as those who left. My career in enectronics from the getgo, has been being taken along to new opportunities by superiors who have known and appreciated contributions I have made to the overal team effort. That is satisfying when you know the new company has the known potential to be successful.

Barbara Jorgensen
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Design practices
Barbara Jorgensen   10/22/2012 4:37:54 PM

Although I find too many choices overwhelming, at least designs aren't completely limiting. At least there are options to find the best solution/component combination for a design. It gets more complex as you factor in costs, DfE (all the Dfs) but it must be satifying once you get all the parts in place.

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