Initiative Insights

The Implications for Design Accountability in Agile for Hardware

Are you thinking about switching over to using agile for hardware development? There’s one cultural change you might want to consider before you make the switch.

Digital Twins: Why? What’s the Application? What’s the Value?

So what is the value behind a digital twin?

When I am talking about digital twin, I’m talking about feeding virtual sensor data from simulations to your IoT platform. So you have a real-time mimic of your physical product.

What is a Model Based Enterprise?

This video provides a clear and concise introduction to how a Model-Based Definition can be used within a company, turning it into a Model-Based Enterprise.

What is Digitalization?

The term ‘Digitalization’ has been floating around more prominently this year. What is it? What is involved? Is it new? We answer those questions in this video.

Is PLM A Never-Ending Journey?

Some suggest that the ongoing expansion of PLM can go on forever in the context of continuous improvement. Chad Jackson gives his perspective on this controversial question.

Hard Returns in Cost Justifications

In one of the last updates, Chad Jackson talked about the shortcomings of soft returns in cost justification. Here, he talks to the advantages of hard returns.

Agile for Hardware Development: Implications of Sprints and Working Prototypes

Agile seems to be making progress in the development processes for hardware. In this video, Chad Jackson talks about the implications of springs and working prototypes. They take on an entirely new meaning when #agile is applied to hardware.

The Need for Validation in MBE Initiatives

What is model validation? How does it fit into Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) initiatives? It is actually more important than you think. Chad Jackson provides an overview of this complex topic in our latest video.

Soft Returns in Cost Justifications

In covering technology-led engineering initiatives, we get asked a lot of questions about return-on-investment. Many include soft returns, focusing on productivity. In this video, Chad Jackson points out the shortcomings in soft returns.

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