Introducing Filters

When filtering through problem areas, make your decision based on subjective and objective factors. We will talk about objective factors later.

For a quick early filter use subjective filters.
But Filters must be universal.
If the filtering criteria is defined and 2 people use the same information and criteria to filter a need, they should get the same result.
Say we are scoring 2 needs..

A way for early detection of stroke in elderly patients for timely intervention reducing mortality.

Filtering criteria is Impact on patient
3- Saves lives
2- Prevents complication
1- Brings relief

Based on the need, research data and the filter criteria, each member should be able to objectively rate the need as 3 as it is tending towards a way to save lives.

This is not an intuitive skill for most; typically, many people will find a clinical need and address to find the solution without first validating whether the concern need is really the most important one to another.

As we had collected so many needs, further we have to apply filters to narrow down the many needs into few. For this a rigorous, follow-on process of screening and specification is required- The deep dive because if you don't have sufficient information then how will you do comparative analysis.

Dr. Jha, would you please tell us how to use the market competitor or market saturation filter and on what scale?

Dr. Jha
See, in my opinion there are three segment, depend on your choice you can compare and rate them accordingly.

  1. Valley of death: In this segment there is no market and so no competitor.
  2. Existence of many solutions: There are so many solutions thats why a lot of competition.
  3. Research in progress: In this segment, there may be few fail products and research is still on the way.
....from the notebook of Nirmal Kumar