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Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Four: Quality Management Processes
Made2Manage Systems pledges not to build technology for the sake of technology. Instead, the company plans to focus in on the true needs of its customers and

balanced vertical integration advantage  our advice of a balanced emphasis on both features and business processes when selecting an enterprise solution (for more information, see Evaluating Enterprise Software—Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? ). This concludes Part Four of a five-part note. Part One presented the event summary. Part Two discussed the future direction. Part Three analyzed the market impact. Part Five will detail challenges and make user recommendations.

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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