non-value addedHow to Avoid Non-Value Added Work for Engineers (guest post)

Imagine what you could do if you could get almost a third of your time back? In a guest post on the Sodius Willert blog, Michelle Boucher shares research on how much engineering time is wasted on non-value added work and explains what you can do. Focus on the Work You Enjoy As an engineer,

Requirements ManagementBetter Requirements Management: An Immediate Payback (Guest Post)

Did you know that 9.9% of every dollar spent on projects is wasted due to poor project performance? This startling statistic comes from research done by the Project Management Institute (PMI), published in their 2018 Pulse of the Profession® report. In a guest post on the Siemens Solid Edge blog, Michelle Boucher outlines some key reasons why

Cloud Considerations for PLM Software Vendors (eBook)

This eBook takes a look at the cloud opportunity for PLM from the vendor perspective. It highlights the fact that although customers are rewarded with lower complexity and risk by moving to the cloud, vendors often face higher complexity and risk. It reviews the options ISVs have to move existing solutions to the cloud and

Product Line Engineering (PLE)How Product Line Engineering (PLE) Creates a Competitive Advantage

How Product Line Engineering (PLE) Creates a Competitive Advantage: Removing Time, Cost, and Complexity from the Systems Lifecycle discusses the growing importance of embedded software in today’s products and the resulting complexity. The report highlights the negative impacts of not managing this complexity. Despite these impacts, there are benefits of using the right software.  Those using the right

CompositesComposite State of the Market (Survey Findings)

Tech-Clarity’s research report, Composites State of the Market: Using Composites as a Competitive Advantage, examines survey findings on material trends and composites. Over 240 companies participated in the survey. The research finds that new materials are a significant source of product complexity. The research also finds that of new materials, composites in particular, will see a

Webinar: Product Line Engineering – Increasing Competitive Advantage by Reducing Complexity Across the Lifecycle

During this webinar, Michelle Boucher joins Charles Krueger, CEO of BigLever Software. Together they discuss strategies for handling increasing complexity, meeting varying customer needs, and managing product lines, especially for software-intensive products. The webinar focuses on product line engineering and includes a discussion on: Successful approaches to product line engineering (PLE) for managing product variation How embedded software, combined with the