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Hype Cycle for Product Life Cycle Management, 2005

Published: 15 July 2005

ID: G00127573

Analyst(s): Marc Halpern , Matt Light , Kenneth Brant


Product life cycle management applications that support product design, new product introduction, production, service and retirement continue to mature. New PLM applications are evolving to address emerging competitive and regulatory challenges.

Table Of Contents
  • The Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Computer-Assisted Product Taxonomies
    • After-Market Product Analytics
    • Virtual Prototyping
    • Product Innovation Framework
    • Design for Six Sigma
    • Manufacturing Process Management Framework
    • Systems Engineering Software
  • At the Peak
    • Product Cost Management
    • Product Requirements Management
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Manufacturing Process Design (Feature-Based)
    • Product Portfolio Management
    • Product Program Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • PLM-Integrated Item Sourcing
    • Manufacturing Process Validation
    • On-Demand Product Configuration
    • Feature-Based Data Exchange
    • Vertical Industry Templates
    • Formula/Recipe Management
    • Knowledge-Based Engineering
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Product Change Management
    • Product Team Collaboration
    • Classification, Vaulting and Search
    • Design Structure and Document Management
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Computer-Aided Engineering
    • Geometry-Based Data Exchange
    • Computer-Aided Design
    • Computer-Aided Manufacturing
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix A: Previous Iteration of the Hype Cycle
  • Appendix B: Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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