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 speak on this topic, Karine Causse-Gobinet from DASSAULT SYSTEMES has given a talk recently at TuleapCon 2019. In this two-minute interview, Karine sums up this big challenge companies will face in a very near future and share the partnership opportunity between the 3DS PLM and Tuleap ALM.

To go further, continue reading and watch Karine’s full talk (in french, slides in english).

From the need of a PLM… to 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®: new opportunity of ALM-PLM integration

Tuleap® is an industry-proven Application Lifecycle Management tool, implemented in large companies.

3DEXPERIENCE® is a PLM platform by Dassault Systèmes for Design & Engineering, Manufacturing & Production, Simulation, Governance & Lifecycle, 3D Design Experience.

After introducing PLM and its evolution, Karine CAUSSE-GOBINET, High-Tech Software Life Cycle Management Solution Director at Dassault Systèmes, explains how PLM and ALM can collaborate to build modern products. In addition, she gives a short demo of how 3DEXPERIENCE platform can be connected to Tuleap.

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.


Manon Midy

Manon has been working in the software engineering world from 2008. She enjoys the challenge to create economic value for a company where innovation and open source are the DNA. She is convinced it’s possible to provide professional services embracing FLOSS values (open-mind, transparency, co-elaboration) with business objectives. She believes the real strength of Enalean comes from the valuable men and women in their teams, as well as the powerful Tuleap techno.