The Week of Webcasts – PLM Style

Join me this week or a quick peek into some of my research in one (or more) of several PLM-related webcasts this week. I will be joined by some great speakers that will share their views as well. I am not sure why this week is so densely packed with web presentations, but it should

Connecting Social Interaction with Product Information – Interview of Jim Brown

What I learned this week … came from a great conversation with Sankar from Younomy. I have been in a number of conversations recently that make me realize that the world of social computing is looking into social product development and social innovation as much as the PLM and manufacturing communities are looking into the

Product Portfolio Management in a PLM Strategy

Issue in Focus: Product Portfolio Management in a PLM Strategy – Closing the Loop on Product Planning explores how engineering-centric businesses can take a more closed-loop approach between Product Portfolio Management (PPM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) to extend the value of PPM. Discusses the benefits of closing the loop between theoretical plans and actual

A New Product Portfolio Management Opportunity for Engineering-Centric Businesses

A quick peek into some research on … how product portfolio management (PPM) can be more closely tied to engineering projects. The research, Issue in Focus: Product Portfolio Management in a PLM Strategy – Closing the Loop on Product Planning explores the connection between PLM and PPM for manufacturers that focus on intense engineering programs as opposed to high-volume products like consumer packaged goods (CPG).

In Search of a Standard PLM Definition

What I learned this week was that we could use a good, common PLM definition and scope, but we will not get one. The discussion (a lot of discussion in multiple forums, actually) came from my post SAP, Too Much or Too Little Credit for PLM Efforts and another called Who Will Disrupt Entrenched PLM Vendors?