2011 – The Year Social Computing Explodes in NPD and PLM?

What I learned this week … came after reflecting on this video on social computing in PLM I ran across on PTC’s website. I spent a significant amount of my time and energy last year trying to understand the implications of the social networking explosion on product innovation, product development, and engineering. It was interesting

PDM? PLM? TLA? WTH? PDM-less PLM?

What I learned this week … came from some reflection on PDM-less PLM: Is It Pragmatic or Just Problematic? on engineering-matters. Chad Jackson raises some great questions about whether PLM can be achieved without PDM. I wanted to share some of my thoughts on managing product data and managing product-related processes. I don’t think you

Leadership in Product Development – Musings from a Great NPD Conference

What I learned this week … is that manufacturers (and others) are as passionate and focused on new product development and innovation as ever. I had the opportunity to act as master of ceremonies (emcee JB in the house!) for Aberdeen Group’s Leadership in Product Development Summit. We had a great lineup of speakers from some great companies that shared their experience in developing new products.

Putting the Process in PLM – Red Flags

PLM Processes: Flowchart vs. Rule-based? from Oleg in PLM Twine discusses rule-based business processes for PLM. It immediately set off red flags in my head based on past experience. Oleg made me think about two different experiences I have in the same context, and it made me shudder.