advisory workshop.

Whistle helps a diverse range of clients through all stages of the Product Development Process.

To those new to Product Development, we provide Advisory Services to help prospective clients explore and validate their opportunity and understand the path to market.

We do this by way of a Deep-Dive workshop, where we guide you through a range of discussion topics exploring the business aspects of the project, and what to expect in the PDP.

Advisory Workshop Program.

1. Deep-Dive Workshop.

An intense Deep-dive workshop in-person at the Whistle studio, held with one of our Directors, covering 21 topics outlined in the Agenda. The aim is to examine at a top level how each might apply to your project to help understand the idea, business case, and path forward. Duration – 3 Hours.

2. Advisory Report.

With the workshop completed, we’ll prepare the Advisory Report, documenting findings and clarifying any unknowns. Duration – 1 week.

3. Client Review & Next Steps.

A review (in-person or online) to present and discuss the findings of the workshop, answer any further questions and discuss relevant next steps  appropriate to your project. Duration – 1 Hour.


1. Introduction To Session.
2. Discussion Of Project.
3. Business Case.
  • What is the opportunity?
  • USP (Unique Selling Proposition) -What makes you different from the competition?
  • What do you want to do with the solution?
  • What is your go-to-market strategy?
  • Where is the market?
  • What are the numbers
4. Technical Challenges.
  • Unknowns.
  • Topics for investigation.
5. SWOT.
6. Who are your Competitors?
7. Patents.
  • Types.
  • Countries.
  • Costs.
  • Wording and breaking.
  • Are they worth it?
8. Our Design Process.
9. Understanding R&D.
10. Safety, Standards & Regulatory Compliance.
  • General Product Safety.
  • Standards.
  • Regulatory Compliance.
11. Testing.
  • Defining Requirements.
  • Field Testing Programmes.
12. Quality Control.
13. Path Forward – Overview.
14. Path Forward – Initial Stages.
15. Budgets & Funding.
16. Timing.
17. Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs).
18. “Cookie” Quality.
19. R&D Tax Incentive.
20. Examples / Case Studies.
21. Next steps.

Fees for the Workshop - $3,000 + GST.


  1. A formal quotation will be provided for approval.
  2. Pricing in AUD excluding GST.
  3. Fees will be invoiced in advance with payment required prior to commencement of Workshop.
  4. IP (Intellectual Property) and Confidential Information will remain the property of each party.
  5. A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) can be provided prior to commencement of the Workshop.
  6. Whistle Design Group’s Standard Terms & Conditions of Service will apply.

Book In Your Workshop.

If you have an early-stage concept you’d like to explore, to help understand your path to market, get in touch with us to discuss suitability and schedule your Workshop.

Call us on +61 (3) 9561 5810 or fill out the form on our Contact Page and we’ll be in touch.

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