Walt Maclay is honored to be selected as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. As a reviewer, Walt will be asked to assess the merits of grant applications for their technical feasibility. The SBIR program accepts applications from small businesses across a broad [...]
Many successful teams learn faster than their rivals, and with the support of good managers, this nimble learning helps create work environments where employees are encouraged to try new things. This synergy enhances openness to new ideas, allowing implementation of new methods that improve product innovation. Some of these team enhanced processes can include running experiments, [...]
Danlyn Engineering, Inc. is a software consulting firm specializing in real-time and embedded systems design and integration. Since 1995, Danlyn Engineering has been providing services in the planning, design, development, delivery and maintenance of products using a wide range of real-time and embedded systems technologies.
We have completed a challenging project that started with a referral from a partner. The liquid biopsy platform project was the design of a complex medical instrument and it required a combination of skills that we are known for: analog circuitry, FPGA, microprocessors, and firmware. The instrument is used for non-invasive liquid biopsies and requires the [...]
As an engineering manager, building high-performing teams is critical to your success. Managers must understand how to get groups to work effectively across the organization and how to get tasks accomplished quickly to remain competitive. Understanding group development can help managers develop and shape their team. Leaders must be able to recognize and understand group [...]
I recently interviewed Walt Maclay, president of Voler Systems, on the topic of reporting project status to clients. He highlighted that the real benefit of the methodology appears when the team runs into issues. He shared with me the weekly status report and we discussed what happens when things go wrong. Below are my notes from [...]
by Barry Braunstein, Vice President of Business Development/Marketing at Acorn Product Development When looking for an outside engineering/product development firm, clients have many choices both in terms of the specific expertise they’re looking for, as well as the type of firm they’re looking to engage with. For projects that involve software, electronics, hardware, industrial design, [...]
"Voler is really good at identifying risks and finding the best way to do a project." Review from VendOp
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