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Considerations for Re-architecting the SEI CMM and Building Engineering CMMs
By: Karen M. Ferraiolo

Fundamental notions to consider when building a CMM and concepts to consider in developing a CMM for an engineering discipline.

What is Product Data Management and Why Should I Care?
By: Christopher S. Williams

Why should you purchase a product data management (PDM)1 solution? Because you heard it could save your company 10-20% of revenues annually? It might. Because its the latest, new technology?

Product Data Management: More Than Just an ERP Module
By: Richard W. Bourke, CPIM

As more engineering data became electronic, the need arose to better manage the multitude of files created during the design process - uncoordinated chaos was often the order of the day.

The Product Data Management and Related Software Markets
By: Philip Sargent

Mechanical engineering organisations were the first to discover a need for Product Data Management (PDM) software, but, once developed, this type of software has found many uses outside its original areas of application.

Ten Steps to Ensuring a Successful PDM Project
By: Michael Rudy

A survey conducted by PRTM's Performance Measurement Group shows that companies with mature portfolio management practices grow over 50% faster than those with only project management expertise.

PDM versus Imaging Look Before You Leap
By: ImageWorld

Vendors want to make their products appear unique. Announcing uniqueness is good when it adds clarity between products or markets.

Product Data Management and Manufacturing Resource Planning
By: Philip Sargent

MRP-type systems are now very mature in Western economies and are used by manufacturing enterprises almost without exception.

Collaborative Product Commerce CPC: A Leap Forward
By: Richard W. Bourke

In 1997 - in the early days of this column - PIM (Product Information Management) and PDM (Product Data Management) were the prevailing acronyms used to describe the design, definition, and documentation of a company's products.

Product Configurators: Key Enabler for Mass Customization - An Overview
By: Richard W. Bourke

Market and technology forces affecting todayís competitive environment are changing dramatically.

Why PDM Projects Go Astray
By: Machine Design

Companies planning product-data management systems frequently emphasize the wrong issues, says a veteran IS project manager.

Product Information Management: Some Big "B's" - Before Little "e's"
By: Richard W. Bourke, CPIM

Some companies are using the "e" to advertise wishful intent more than reality. While caught up in the glitz and glamour of the "e" world of the future, however, how many companies are glossing over some big "B's" - the "Basics" - required for success?

Succesful Implementation of Product Data Management Systems
By: Bruce Fries

Successful implementation of a technical document management (PDM) system can be a time consuming and complex process, but it is well worth the extra effort required to do it right the first time.

Avoiding the Implementation Iceberg
By: Richard W. Bourke, CPIM

In the never-ending quest for competitive electronic-Product Lifecycle Management (ePLM) systems, companies constantly look to the very latest technologies.

An Overview of Product Information Management
By: Shou-kuo Scott Tsao

This paper provides a comprehensive overview of one of the critical and emerging information technologies called Product Information Management (PIM).

PDM: The Essential Technology for Concurrent Engineering
By: Bill Gascoigne

There are few organizations which understand their own dynamics. For concurrent engineering to be successful, cross-functional design teams, along with their associated data, must be brought together.

Company rules influence process improvement
By: Loretta W. Prencipe

Unwritten rules, like elephants, are gray, have considerable weight, and don't move fast; but they can be trained and put to work.

Collaborating For a Competitive Advantage
By: Ted Smykla

Today’s markets are characterized by intense competition. The speed at which businesses react to changing conditions can mean the difference between success and failure.

Improving Software development

While the implementation of their formal processes are fairly recent, IT professionals are already seeing faster time-to-market, less re-working of code, greater efficiency and higher product quality as a result.

Strategies for Surviving a CMM-Based Appraisal
By: Victor Stachura

Your process improvement efforts are up for review by a team of experts eagerly awaiting the chance to dispassionately dissect your organization, searching for weaknesses.

The Measure of Success: Apply metrics to bring out the business in e-business initiatives
By: Janette Simpson

Metrics are needed to gauge the success of any newly implemented business solution - technology or otherwise - and perhaps more important, the effect of this technology on the business and its processes.

Software Insanity
By: Susan Cramm

One definition of insanityis doing the same thing over and over yet expecting a different result. Our own form of IT insanity is that we continue to use software development approaches that are tired, worn out and destined for failure.

E-commerce Still A Risky Business
By: Julie Davis

The Internet is changing the way businesses sell products and communicate with clients.

Finding Ways to Gauge Knowledge
By: Dominique Deckmyn

Return on investment (ROI) has been notoriously difficult to prove for knowledge management projects.

Lessons from India Inc.
By: Gary H. Anthes and Jaikumar Vijayan

Once a sleepy pensioner's paradise, this city today is choked with traffic. Much of the greenery that gave Bangalore the nickname "Garden City" has been hacked away to make room for office towers, and people on the street cover their mouths and noses against the pollution.

Designing Metrics for Government Agency Performance
By: Paul Arveson

In a well-maintained garden, the gardener doesn't have much work to do at any particular time; the work is at a vigilant and consistent steady pace.

Computing Canada: ISO Not Enough, Says Software Expert
By: Michael Macmillan

Given that software is entrusted with everything from keeping planes aloft and human hearts beating, Richard Basque questions why development processes aren't tougher.

Product Life Cycle Management: A Strategic Pillar for Corporate Success
By: Oliver Edinger

Staying competitive is an ever-challenging task. Companies need to focus on their core competencies, improve their relationships to customers, streamline their supply chains, and collaborate with partners to create "buyer - vendor - supplier" value networks.

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