As a rule, the introduction of a Product Lifecycle Management system is a comprehensive project that affects many, if not all areas of a company and therefore also involves certain stumbling blocks. In order to avoid these at an early stage and to successfully implement the PLM introduction project, seven success factors in this article will help.
To manage the prevailing change, many companies embarked on the agile journey in the last years. Some established working agile organizations successfully and thought they would be on the end of their journey. However, change never stops and sometimes it comes in massive waves putting the entire organizational setup to the test.
This question has been discussed by an exclusive circle of CTOs from different companies across industries during our virtual 3DSE “CTO Fireplace Talk” in May. The most incisive original statements have been condensed into five success factors which are presented on our current one-pager.
What are the current challenges in Automotive R&D and how can Systems Engineering help to tackle these challenges?
For new challenges in today’s markets, classical SE is not sufficient anymore. The need for speed, flexibility, mass-customization, and cost-effectiveness requires a refresher and a pragmatic interpretation for today’s companies. Systems Engineering needs modern elements in order to be future-proof.
In times of rapidly changing markets and increasingly new technologies, the key for organizations to remain successful in the long term is to identify and implement innovation that will make a difference for future business. These, potentially radical or even disruptive innovations, can only be brought to life by organizations that foster an innovation mindset within their culture.
This infographic describes the key input parameters to consider, provides an overview of relevant levers, suggests how to verify the calculation framework, and
finally shows how to evaluate the profitability of the platform strategy.
Is user-centric innovation the key to future-proof innovation in today’s dynamic markets driven by changing user needs and new technologies? Our infographic visualizes our understanding of a user-centric innovation approach that provides guidance in defining and shaping a solid innovation foundation based on best of breed methods.
Which levels of planning should be taken into account in agile development? How to synchronize the different abstraction levels? What is the content and results at each level?
Innovation is one of the key levers for business growth and sustainability. Therefore, most companies have central innovation management teams or even functional units to make sure innovation is fostered systematically within the organization. No matter the specific background, responsibilities, or objectives of those functions, based on our experience, we strongly recommend taking these ten key success factors into account when introducing or optimizing an innovation management unit.
How does a platform-oriented R&D organization look like? Which are the characteristic organizational structures and roles for successful platform-oriented product development?