6 Reasons Your Projects Fail – Guest Post on PTC Blog

Michelle Boucher shares six reasons why product development projects fail and they all stem from poor requirements management. The guest post titled 6 Reasons Your Projects Fail: How Requirements Management Can Help on the PTC Integrity blog, explores the impact of these six challenges on project success and discusses various ways poor requirements management can derail a project. Read the post on

Siemens PLM Vision 2015+

In addition to being a major industrial manufacturer in their own right, Siemens PLM has a rich history in the engineering software industry. Today, they continue to drive their PLM agenda forward while taking greater advantage of the synergies available from being a part of a global manufacturer with offerings including manufacturing automation equipment, manufacturing operations management (MOM)

PTC PLM Vision 2014+

PTC is a top three PLM vendor and has a long history in engineering software and PLM. PTC’s strategy is unique, aimed at helping manufacturers achieve “Product and Service Excellence.” While other vendors have invested in “managing products across their lifecycle” – as the PLM standard definition suggests – most have focused primarily on supporting products

Design West – Embedded Software Conference

Jim Brown shares the results of a recent survey in a presentation with Matt Klassen of PTC at Design West, 2012 in San Jose, California. The presentation reveals the “Innovation-Complexity Conundrum.” Manufacturers are increasing the amount, importance, and innovation derived from product software resulting in important business benefits – but driving increased product development complexity.

What’s Wrong With Application Software?

What’s Wrong With Application Software – A Possible Solution? discusses how model-based architectures offer potential benefits to companies by more naturally assembling solutions into business processes. Originally published on Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). Click the report title above to download the full PDF (free of charge, no registration required).  

Another Social Computing Option for Product Development: OneDesk

Think you have heard about all of the software vendors using social computing and social media to help companies improve product development? If you haven’t heard of OneDesk then please add them to your list. I had the chance to talk with Catherine Constantinides and Brendan Walsh at OneDesk to get an update on their social