The latest edition of Tech4PD shares Tech-Clarity’s view that social techniques are ready for prime time in product development. Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights contends that it will take time, in particular because social capabilities are more likely to be adopted in formal business processes. I fundamentally disagree and believe that the low-hanging fruit is
Social Business Collaboration can help companies develop better products. It can also help them more effectively include their supply chain in product development to improve innovation. Product development is a team sport and benefits from collaboration across the supply chain. Formal collaboration approaches such as PDM or PLM are effective, but are sometimes worked around because
How are social computing technologies like blogs, wikis, portals, social media sites, idea management sites, communities, and others helping companies develop better products? How has it changed over the last several years our industry has learned more? We would like to hear from you, so please take 5-10 minutes to fill out a quick survey.
Social Product Collaboration is the intelligent use of social computing and social media techniques to improve performance in a business setting. It leverages the free-flowing information found in social media and couples it with the control necessary to protect information in an environment where there is sensitive data, such as new product development in a
Issue in Focus: Social Business Collaboration and the Product Lifecycle: Combining the Collaborative Power of Social Media with PLM explores the possibility that companies could adopt a social business collaboration platform to improve product development processes and add proven PLM capabilities as needed to establish a socially capable PLM system. Tech-Clarity believes that social product
We are getting the whole gang back together for a great online conference – Pipeline 2012 – The Online Conference for Innovative Product Development. Last year I had the privilege of presenting at the Pipeline 2011 event. My presentation, Social Computing and the Product Lifecycle, focused on the applicability of social computing to improve different