Initiative Insights

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.

The Engineering Executive's Conundrum

The Engineering Executive’s Conundrum

Change initiatives represent a real opportunity for improvement… and disruption. In this post, we talk about this catch-22 for engineering executives.

What is a Model-Based Enterprise?

What is a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) initiative? We provide an overview in this post and video.

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The Systems Engineering Conundrum

Companies considering system engineering practices are caught in a catch-22. We explain in this post.

3D Printing: Why is it Appealing to Engineering?

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is an exciting new development on many fronts. It is particularly appealing to engineers designing products. Why? Chad Jackson shares some insight in this video.

One of the Biggest Challenges in Generative Design

Everyone is abuzz about generative design. However, they are overlooking some significant cultural challenges in adopting it. In this video, Chad Jackson gives an overview of some of those barriers to adopting this exciting new technology.

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