- No One Designs in a Vacuum
- Engineering is the Modern Hub of Collaboration
- Collaborating among Mechanical Design Teams
- Collaborating with Electronic Design Teams
- Collaborating with Manufacturing and Suppliers
- Technology Enablers for Collaboration
- Summary and Conclusion
This eBook is of most value to engineering managers looking to gain more productivity out of their design teams.
In companies ranging from the smallest shops to the biggest corporations, the product development process has become incredibly collaborative. Key decisions are often made among teams of technical experts and nontechnical stakeholders from across the company. Engineers, who are the hub of design collaboration across the company, play a vital role. Despite the demand for more design collaboration, a surprising amount of friction exists in the process. Exchanging designs with other engineers can be painful and time-consuming. Providing non-engineering stakeholders access to designs can prove even more challenging. In the end, the collaboration process is time- consuming, susceptible to delays, and error-prone. Fortunately, new solutions reduce collaboration friction. They offer cleaner exchange of designs between engineering teams and allow non-technical participants to provide feedback without burdening engineers. These tools improve design collaboration across all of product development.
- The purpose of this eBook is to supply details on these issues, including the following:
- The trends driving engineers to act as the hub of collaboration;
- The source of friction in traditional collaboration processes and technologies;
- The new approaches and tools that reduce the friction in collaboration, offering a range of benefits;
- A roundup of the key capabilities that organizations should consider when assessing new tools.