Why Gartner Has Embraced Product Architecture Configuration

Gartner’s recent 2022 Hype Cycle™ for Manufacturing Digital Transformation and Innovation recognized Product Architecture Configuration for the first time as an emerging technology to watch. But what...
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How to Master Configurable Product Platforms - Modular Management

Since the birth of mass-customization, modularization and configurable product platform design has been key tools to enable both internal and external efficiency. Companies want to develop new...
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Agile Development for Hardware Platforms

For software developers, it may be hard to comprehend, but last year the Agile Manifesto celebrated 20 years since it was conceived. Likely due to the ongoing Covid pandemic, there was not much...
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Best Practices for Software Architecture in Hardware Companies

In today's app-store-driven business environment, many traditional hardware companies find themselves in a position where their hardware products, which were once the essence of the business, are now...
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Software Modularity

Modular programming has been around since the 60s and is a foundation of any good software architecture. Across many industries that were once hardware-dominated, software architecture is surfacing...
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Improve your Software Architecture by Code Refactoring, Not Rewriting

In a previous blog post, From a Hardware-First to a Software-First Business, I described how you can benefit from starting software architecture early when developing a modular product platform,...
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What is Optimal Product Complexity?

The Pain of Product Complexity Pain, although unpleasant, is your body’s way of signaling to your brain that something is not right. Your brain can then figure out what to do in response to avoid...
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Restructuring the Product Master for One-Touch Product Configuration

One-Touch Product Configuration is the concept of having an automatic chain of events from a sales opportunity until the delivery of a product, unbroken by manual intervention. It can be viewed as a...
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