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The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses...
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Latest Development on Epicor''s Trying The Divestiture Tack
Even as TEC analyzed Epicor''s sale of its Impresa for MRO division, Epicor announced the sale of its Platinum for Windows (PFW) product line. Plagued by

leadership development theory  to Microsoft Great Plains leadership in the segment, proves the theory of further mid-market consolidation (see The Mid-Market Is Consolidating, Lo And Behold ). Look for more divestiture attempts from Epicor (e.g., Avante and Vista product lines) so that the company remains focused only on further developing its Microsoft-centric flagship products comprised within its e by Epicor product suite. This might help Epicor remain a prominent mid-market leader. In addition to its focus and understanding of the Read More...
Surviving Amid
Part I of this blog topic introduced SYSPRO and its traditional vertical solutions. It also analyzed the vendor''s PragmaVision strategy to provide to pragmatic

leadership development theory  five years, or what leadership rankings does it hope to hold in that time in its targeted verticals, and how will it get there? SYSPRO’s organically grown revenue of only about US$60 million (without any major acquisition ever) is rather peculiar (even if impressive) in the market. The vendor does not appear to have an acquisition strategy, other than a reseller partner-based growth strategy. There are no lofty aspirations to, say, become a billion dollar company in five years; the company simply wants Read More...
Should E-Business Be Inside or Outside of IT?
All the recent management trends from Continuous Improvement to Business Process Re-engineering have had the same issue we see with E-Business. They have

leadership development theory  to move new technology leadership away from other functional groups. A separate E-Business organization will have the effect of: Prioritizing E-Business activities across the company, thus reducing the ability of any one department to operate independently Creating another interface in relationships with suppliers, customers, and internal departments to promote the companies E-business agenda. Influencing the priorities of IT by creating a powerful lobby for IT resources, thus competing with other Read More...
Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing adoption. The article ended

leadership development theory  about the economic and leadership issues in terms of the executive support, funding approvals, managing legacy products, customers, and partners, SaaS pricing, migrating legacy customers, profitability strategy, and so on and so forth. The technological hurdles go without saying, such as managing research and development (R&D) teams through the transition to the  multitenant  platform/product (for both functional richness and cost efficiencies). Other technical issues are integration, customization Read More...
Gaining Competitive Advantage through Global Product Development
Product development is a mission-critical process. And it can also be very expensive. But thanks to modern computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided

leadership development theory  will someday weaken the leadership position of the high-cost countries and put them at a disadvantage politically. Reply: In fact, just the opposite is likely to occur. As low-cost countries strengthen their economies, their purchasing power will rise and they will demand increasingly sophisticated goods and services from high-cost countries. Furthermore, as the low-cost countries accept the rote and mundane activities of product development, they will free up more time for higher-cost engineers to work Read More...
Global Product Development Seen as a Boon for Product Lifecycle Management Vendors
An enterprise that wants to shift to a global product development strategy must invest in modern product lifecycle management (PLM) technology. Therefore, the

leadership development theory  Product Development Seen as a Boon for Product Lifecycle Management Vendors Originally published - December 12, 2005 Nearly all leading product lifecycle management (PLM) software vendors argue that companies can now leverage globalization, outsourcing, and Web-based collaboration technologies to gain tremendous growth potential. Nonetheless, this relatively new phenomenon has been a long time in the making, as the following history of offshoring reveals. In the 1980s, offshore manufacturing became Read More...
Enabling Security in the Software Development Life Cycle
When companies discover new security vulnerabilities, they must retrofit the affected software with an appropriate patch and fend off the wrath of customers

leadership development theory  Security in the Software Development Life Cycle Enabling Security in the Software Development Life Cycle If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Cenzic Hailstorm has been architected to address the security issues through the complete software development life cycle (SDLC) . It provides a development environment for applications security architects to build policies that define how applications are to be tested. Source Read More...
Getting Beyond the Development Stage
Now that you’ve validated your product or service concept, how do you avoid hemorrhaging money during expansion?

leadership development theory  Beyond the Development Stage Business Issue New startups and new ventures in mature companies face significant business and technology challenges as they emerge from proving their concept to proving their ability to deliver. Foremost on many new entrepreneurs and venture capitalists minds are: Getting beyond the development phase mentality Developing the set of Business Capability Requirements for the production expansion phase Translating requirements into necessary business processes, Read More...
Security in the Software Development Lifecycle
Application security is an important emerging requirement in software development. This article introduces CLASP, an application security process and plug-in to

leadership development theory  in the Software Development Lifecycle Application security is an important emerging requirement in software development. This article introduces CLASP, an application security process and plug-in to IBM ''s Rational Unified Process environment. It was developed by Secure Software, and gives organizations a structured way to address security concerns during the software development lifecycle. Read More...
9 Ways to Drive Down Product Development Costs in a Tough Economy
As consumer demand drops, many companies are being forced to lay off staff. That might help in the short term, but those companies still have to keep operations

leadership development theory  Ways to Drive Down Product Development Costs in a Tough Economy Inferior design practices will often inflate product development costs, due to wasted material, excessive shipping expense, and poor product performance Source : PTC Resources Related to 9 Ways to Drive Down Product Development Costs in a Tough Economy : New Product Development (NPD) (Wikipedia) 9 Ways to Drive Down Product Development Costs in a Tough Economy Product Development is also known as : Product Development Analysis , Product Read More...
Should North Americans Send More Software Development Work to China?
This article discusses the risks and opportunities related to outsourcing software development to China. It concludes that China, as an outsourcing destination,

leadership development theory  North Americans Send More Software Development Work to China? Nowadays in North America, finding a developer from India to back up the software you are using is probably as easy as finding Made in China on the tag of the jacket you are wearing. But, have you ever thought that one day China—the mighty hard goods producer—will become much stronger on the soft side? The past few years have seen China''s tremendous efforts on promoting its software development capability—and it has gained a Read More...
Deliver Smarter Products and Services by Unifying Software Development and IT Operations
Unifying development and operations is a critical aspect of enabling a dynamic infrastructure—one that improves service, reduces cost, and manages risk to

leadership development theory  Smarter Products and Services by Unifying Software Development and IT Operations Unifying development and operations is a critical aspect of enabling a dynamic infrastructure—one that improves service, reduces cost, and manages risk to better meet the evolving challenges of today’s technology, application, and business environments. This white paper introduces a process and product framework to help organizations enable a more dynamic infrastructure for delivery of smarter products and Read More...
Expanding the Enterprise: Breaking the Barriers to Collaborative Product Development
Product development has never been easy, but in today’s global market, the pressures facing industrial manufacturers are even greater. With more stakeholders

leadership development theory  the Enterprise: Breaking the Barriers to Collaborative Product Development Manufacturers worldwide have now developed global collaborative product development talent networks to drive increased productivity. New product development design centers are assuming larger roles and freeing existing design centers to refocus on innovation. Access to additional capacity and capabilities is enabling manufacturers to address a broader set of product design and development activities. Source: PTC Read More...
Software development outsourcing
Heurística can help companies determine if Mexico is the best option for their outsourcing plans, and then offer a choice of locations. The company can also

leadership development theory  development outsourcing Heurística can help companies determine if Mexico is the best option for their outsourcing plans, and then offer a choice of locations. The company can also help clients find a reliable software development company that partners with clients according to their conditions, and asks in-depth questions about clients specific tecnical recommendations. Heurística can also help with the legal and accounting aspects of outsourcing in Mexico. Read More...

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