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Top 10 Risks to a Configuration Project and How to Avoid Them
Companies producing and selling complex and configured products can achieve a major competitive edge by successfully implementing product configurator software

an abstract of a proposal definition  of their interaction, not an added burden to be endured. In addition, there are critical considerations in developing valid product families and models, described in the next section. Risk Number 5: Not Attaining the Right Perspective when Designing Product Families and Models One of the key tasks awaiting the project team is to develop a fresh perspective on the definition of product families and models by taking advantage of the capabilities in the configurator software. Gaining perspective means to

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Product Development and Portfolio Management RFI/RFP Template

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an abstract of a proposal definition  of staying competitive in an increasingly global playing field, and it is a trend that is only increasing. In fact, in the previously mentioned survey, over 44% of respondents said that globalizing key business functions and processes was one of their top three corporate initiatives, up from just 28% the year before. While advanced technology, processes and tools have made these long-distance collaborations more likely, the very nature of physical separation still adds additional complexity to the Read More

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