Is Lack of Visibility Hurting Your Design Team’s Productivity?

Chip design is tough work. Design teams are under tremendous pressure to deliver the highest possible quality in the shortest possible time. They are also under tremendous pressure to be more productive. This means they need better tools and better processes to be able to do a better job.

How do designers maximize the amount of time they spend on actual design versus grappling with non value-add tasks such as manually parsing report files or rolling up status metrics? How does the entire team get to a point where everyone can be as productive as possible? A big portion of that is ensuring all key stakeholders and decision makers have end-to-end visibility into the ground reality of how the design is progressing so that data-driven decisions can be made in real-time to keep the team moving forward.

This is easier said than done because to get the required level of visibility, without the right tooling in place, a lot of grunge work that needs to be done by engineers such as writing parsers and regex functions, copy-pasting metrics in trackers, and creating slides to simply convey the current status of their work, and even then key decision makers don’t have the visibility they need to make data-driven decisions.

The primary three challenges to achieving end-to-end visibility are:

  1. Getting the right data from design automation tools and making sure they are in the right format.
  2. Tracking and understanding the key design and verification metrics.
  3. Getting the data to the right people for actionable insights.

In our next blog, we will dig into these challenges into greater detail, and look at how they could be addressed. To learn more about how our solution can help you increase the productivity of your team through better visibility, contact us at: