ALM-PLM integration challenges and opportunities

Nowadays' complex products increasingly require the integration of hardware and software development processes. This makes ALM-PLM coherence one of the hot topics of industrial companies. Coordinating the processes involved in product development makes necessary the need of Application and Product Lifecycle Management software solutions synergies. 
To discuss this big challenge industrial companies will face in a very near future, join TuleapCon2019 on 27 March in Geneva.

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From the need of a PLM more

PLM or “Product Life Cycle Management” is the solution to manage the definition of Products in any type of industry. It has originated as the support for CAD files or 3D design of mechanical products. But today PLM has extended to managing all types of data relating to products: 3D yes, but also electronic data, compliance data like material composition, supply data of all the components, and not just design data, but also requirements, specifications, test data, and meta data like who created a part, who is owner, when it was changed etc.

PLM has furthermore grown to managing the whole organization around a product and its full life cycle, to support collaborative definition of products across the company and the value network. Today it manages the NPI – New Product Introduction process, from inception to manufacturing and all the way into production and the real life. PLM manages product portfolios and product catalogs, diversity and product configuration, manufacturing and simulation of all aspects of the product. It has become the way to build a whole virtual definition of a product that can be thought and experienced before to be produced and delivered.

Why ALM and PLM need each other

In the same time PLM has extended its scope. Products have changed from mechanical objects to full mechatronics, including software. And here it is the need of ALM, Application Lifecycle Management. Software makes products smart, connected and adaptable. Software brings value to products by allowing them to evolve faster even once delivered. Software has become key for most industries, so ALM tools as well. So, Complex Product Development requires PLM and ALM coherence

The problem is most industries do not know how to manage software correctly and even worse how to manage hardware and software together. Hardware and software are different stuff, that do not live at the same pace. Software design, evolution, production and delivery are different. Software methods are evolving to full Agile and DevOps. How do you do DevOps in sync with more traditional hardware processes?

Tuleap® and 3DEXPERIENCE®: an opportunity of ALM-PLM integration

Tuleap® is an industry-proven Application Lifecycle Management tool, implemented in large companies as Airbus, STMicroelectronics, CEA and used by several thousands hundred of Developers, Project & Program Managers, Business Analysts, Quality Assurance services, CTOs.
3DEXPERIENCE® is a PLM platform by Dassault Systèmes for Design & Engineering, Manufacturing & Production, Simulation, Governance & Lifecycle, 3D Design Experience.

To discuss the challenge of PLM and ALM synergy, Karine CAUSSE-GOBINET, High-Tech Software Life Cycle Management Solution Director at Dassault Systèmes, will give a talk at TuleapCon2019. After introducing PLM and its evolution, she will explain how PLM and ALM can collaborate around product development with software. She will go over some services that PLM can bring to ALM and open some discussions on how collaboration can happen. She will give a short overview of why Tuleap is a good ALM for managing software in an industrial context and how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can be connected to Tuleap.

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About the speaker: Karine CAUSSE-GOBINET

Karine Causse-Gobinet is a senior expert in PLM working for the High-Tech Industry. After a PHD in Computer Science, Karine has worked for Dassault Systèmes as a PLM consultant , working on systems engineering for aerospace customers, on collaborative innovation for high-tech, on product data management and configuration management in different domains. She is now responsible for helping high-tech customers define complex software intensive products, and for building a specific Solution to manage Software with the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

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