Checks and Measures

By: Chad Allen

Pulse Group is now in its thirteenth year of operation, marking a significant milestone in our journey. Over the years, we have gained invaluable insights into our industry through collaborations with a diverse array of B2B partners, ranging from large-scale casinos and luxurious yachts to grand mansions and countless projects in between. These collaborations have been instrumental in enhancing our understanding of how to effectively document, plan, and transform conceptual projects into meticulously refined solutions. From initial design documentation to project implementation, we’ve been deeply involved in the process of bringing complex systems into the hands of end-users, where they can harness the full power of their intricate systems.

Today, as we embrace the advent of innovative control systems like Runway, it brings to mind our earlier blog post, the “Ty Room blog”. Our recent experiences have shed light on a longstanding truth, which has become even more apparent in today’s dynamic technological landscape. The question we now pose is this:

Are you engaging with your programming team, whether in-house or outsourced, as diligently when the project deviates from the norm as you do with more routine endeavors?

With the constant evolution of technology, we’ve observed that many financially prudent partners tend to stick to well-established routines. However, the Ty Room scenario always manages to find its way into our projects.

One key insight that we’ve gathered over the years is the importance of empowering your programming teams to engage in research, validation, and even pre-project testing. This proactive approach can significantly save time and prevent headaches later in the project’s lifecycle. The last thing anyone wants is to have to remove hardware from a completed installation in order to stabilize the system.

We’ve been pleased to note that our partners have increasingly placed their trust in our experience, thereby providing us with test environments to develop drivers and evaluate products well before project deadlines loom large. This proactive approach allows us to identify and address challenges early and, when necessary, involve the manufacturer in resolving any issues. Getting your programming team involved at an early stage can truly be the differentiator between a highly successful and profitable project and one that falls short of expectations.

In recent years, we’ve been fortunate to participate in off-project testing and contribute to the design process, particularly in scenarios like the Ty Room. If you haven’t already been involving your programming partners or in-house teams in critical engineering decisions, especially those involving cutting-edge or novel concepts, we strongly urge you to consider doing so moving forward. We believe that this collaborative approach could potentially prevent many post-mortems performed on projects that may not have gone as smoothly as expected.

To all our esteemed members, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your support and collaboration in this ongoing evolution. It’s another significant step towards creating stability not only for our firm but also for firms like yours.

Thank you for being a part of this journey.