Perspective: Developing Software-Intensive Products: Addressing the Innovation-Complexity Conundrum presents survey data and analysis to help manufacturers understand the benefits and challenges of developing products that derive a significant amount of their capabilities from software. The terms “embedded software” and “mechatronics” really don’t describe the varied uses of software in today’s products from automobiles to appliances.
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.
A quick peek into some research on how manufacturers can achieve the positive business benefits of software-intensive products without suffering the common, negative challenges and business impacts resulting from increased product development complexity. The report, Tech-Clarity Perspective: Developing Software-Intensive Product: Addressing the Innovation-Complexity Conundrum, highlights the results of a survey of over 100 manufacturers to