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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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Software Estimation Inside-out
Software size estimation is one of the most critical and difficult activities in the software planning process. Measuring software size goes a long way toward

estimation  Estimation Inside-out Software size estimation is one of the most critical and difficult activities in the software planning process. Measuring software size goes a long way toward determining the effort, schedule, and budget required for a project. Learn how misjudging or misunderstanding the scope and size of a project can result in budget and schedule overruns, and failed deliveries that can cause total project failure. Read More...
The Delphi Technique for Software Estimation
The Delphi technique@drawing wise counsel from senior and experienced software developers@can help you prepare estimates for software development projects. With

estimation  Delphi Technique for Software Estimation The Delphi technique—drawing wise counsel from senior and experienced software developers—can help you prepare estimates for software development projects. With this method of software estimation, project specifications are given to a few experts, depending on their availability. Learn about the essential steps involved in this software estimation methodology for more accurate estimates of software development effort. Read More...
Test Effort Estimation
Software testing is carried out primarily to unearth system defects, and to prevent defective products from reaching customers. It’s also carried out to

estimation  Effort Estimation Software testing is carried out primarily to unearth system defects, and to prevent defective products from reaching customers. It’s also carried out to convince customers that a product conforms to and fulfils the agreed-upon specifications and functionality. However, in order to evaluate potential approaches to estimating test efforts, it’s vital to understand what the activity of testing actually consists of. Read More...
Productivity for Software Estimators
Presently, software estimation is considered to be an art rather than a science. At the heart of this perception is the lack of understanding of the concept of

estimation  Concerns with Software Size Estimation The present scenario in the software industry is that there are multiple units of software size measures. These units of measure include function points, use case points (UCP), object points, feature points, Internet points, test points, mark II function point analysis (FPA), lines of code (LOC), etc. There is no accepted way of converting software size from one unit of measure into another. One odd aspect of these measures is that the size of the software is Read More...
Paradoxes of Software Estimation
Software development has spawned an independent industry in its own right. But the processes of asking for service, offering service, and pricing are all

estimation  of Software Estimation Introduction Software development has spawned an independent industry, with organizations offering software development services exclusively. As it is perhaps in the nascent stages, the processes of asking for service, offering a service, and pricing are all somewhat haphazard. Software development falls into the category of the services industry as opposed to the product industry—that is, a service is offered, and not a product. Many parallels can be drawn with similar Read More...
Meeting Configure One at PlanetPTC Live 2011
My recent attendance of the PlanetPTC Live 2011 event was a great learning experience. Look for an article with my impressions on the conference and on PTC’s

estimation  well as costing and estimation tools Concept Quote -- delivers quoting and proposal generation functions Concept Catalog -- provides functionality for developing and administering product catalogues for Websites Concept Publisher -- defines, tests, and manages releases of rules and content for sales configuration and pricing models Concept Compass -- supports offline quoting and configuration tasks by field sales forces that finds itself in remote areas with no Internet access Configure One’s started Read More...
Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''''Iron Side'''' Part Two: Market Impact On Baan
Baan is now in a much better company, one that is solely dedicated to the enterprise applications business. In addition to Baan being in a better shape and

estimation  from a project definition, estimation and management (e.g., project-based resource planning or PRP) perspective. With the introduction of BAAN IV product release, Baan was one of the first ERP vendors to deliver serial effectivity and the US government-specific financial control and reporting. Despite a number of lost customers during multiple transitions, Baan has, at least, addressed the existing customer base attrition, partly by its senior management personally reassuring the major customers of the Read More...
Vendor Articulates Message and Vision for Product Lifecycle Management
SAP has developed some crucial themes as it moves forward with their PLM vision and solution strategy. Product development lifecycles are shrinking, and

estimation  better product design cost estimation (PDCE), and enhancement of the user experience through improved usability and flexibility. Furthermore, the need to streamline the entire implementation process of SAP PLM must not be overlooked. SAP has recognized this need, and has worked on defining various paths as optional starting points for initiating a PLM implementation project. These paths might depend on various pain points, such as the need to extend product structure controls, or to attack a lack of Read More...
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Comprehensive RFI/RFP Template
ore PLM for both discrete and process industries (Engineering Change Management, Data Vaulting, BOM Management, Recipe Management, Product Cost Estimation, etc.

estimation  Recipe Management, Product Cost Estimation, etc.), Product Development and Portfolio Management, Manufacturing Process Management (MPM), Ideation & Requirements Management, Service Data Management, Regulatory and Compliance, and Application Technology Read More...
Getting It Right: ERP Solutions for Mixed-mode Manufacturers
Falling somewhere between discrete and process manufacturing, mixed-mode manufacturers haven’t always been well served by traditional discrete or process

estimation  process manufacturing requirements: yield estimation of products per job calculation of the available to promise (ATP) inventory allocation of finished goods increase or decrease in production yields based on ingredient levels or on lot or batch size limitations governmental and regulatory compliance related to lot control and traceability, as well as product quality—issues that the pharmaceutical and the food and beverage industries in particular must consider maintenance and tracking of quantities Read More...
The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 2
Part 1 of this series established that service supply chains have many planning levels and time horizons, which can be roughly divided into the following: the

estimation  giving a more accurate estimation of travel time. By using detailed data from  geographic information systems (GISs) , all of the possible geographic obstacles are known, meaning that customers should receive reliable appointment windows and commitments. Without street-level routing, the dispatcher is likely wasting resource efficiency and pushing up operating costs. Letting field resources determine their own routes is also costly because the company is paying a field resource’s labor rate to do the Read More...
A Retail Sourcing Suite Built on Experience
Eqos''s mission is to become the leading provider of global sourcing and supplier management solutions for the retail supply chain worldwide. Today, Eqos

estimation  and assessment, landed costs estimation, packaging, sampling, testing, and final order confirmation. Hosted by Eqos ( http://www.eqos.com ), the solution includes critical path management, workflow management, reporting analytics, and an alerts-and-exceptions function. Pertinent information, including product images, can be entered into a master repository, which reduces duplication and errors, and provides a single view of the supply pipeline—accessible to approved internal or external users. The Read More...
Goal-oriented Business Process Management
The trend toward more flexible ways of working, shorter organizational reaction times, and the ability to fully embrace market unpredictability, is a powerful

estimation  easy replacement of different estimation approaches by simply defining them as alternative plans for the e.g., have-estimated-costs, goal. Some plans to achieve the have-costs goal may try to do so by activating the have-estimated-costs goal, thereby realizing dynamic goal decomposition. 2.3 Goal-Oriented Process Navigation When a business process is executed, an effective goal-oriented BPM solution is able to directly run the goal-oriented models against the standard IT infrastructure, possibly within Read More...
8 Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan
Today’s project management offices (PMOs) must optimize their project plans while managing complex projects concurrently, respecting delivery dates, and

estimation  have numerous causes: Inaccurate estimation of task duration Bad use of resource competences Over-estimation of resource capacity Problems of task coordination Weak re-planning capabilities No alternative scenarios   1. Place resources at the center of your planning process   Reduce costs by optimizing the workforce   Recruiting, training, motivating and rewarding your staff are certainly key processes of your management. Qualify and quantify the optimal workforce in light of the project portfolio; Read More...
PTC''s PLM Portfolio Gets More Comprehensive: Day 1 Overall Impression at PTC/USER World Conference 2010
Last year, after the TEC certification process for PTC Windchill 9.0 (download the certification report), I was convinced that this solution is quite

estimation  capabilities on product cost estimation and product service data management are relatively limited. After the first day at PTC/USER World Conference 2010 , the most important message I''ve received is that PTC is on a strategic move to a more powerful product lifecycle management (PLM) portfolio comprised of multiple PTC brands, or in other words, product lines. When we certified Windchill last year, we also included PTC InSight Environmental Compliance in the evaluation scope. According to PTC''s branding Read More...

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