The last few weeks have been a little stressful and hectic. Yes, I’ve felt the pressure as a project manager for a medical device startup. Our efforts had been stalled for too long yet started to make some real progress a couple weeks ago.
Right now, it feels like chaos. Organized chaos, maybe. There are quite a few components, resources, etc. involved in bringing this medical device closer and closer to market. Each day for the past week or so has been spent identifying the critical pieces–those items which either gate future development and/or are stalled for some reason.
And through all the chaos there is a plan. I’m approaching this a little differently than other medical device product development projects. Overall there will be two products–the main device and an accessory kit. Each product has a few components. And each component seems to have its own intricacies and nuances. Yes, there is a plan. But I’ll be honest, it feels very much like juggling right now.
Fortunately, we have a good team–maybe great if we can pull off the aggressive timeline. The team is committed to getting their parts done as quickly as possible without compromising quality.