SOLUTION: Connected Product Management
With Arena, the product record is connected to the project management schedule and all impacted teams have access. This approach aligns better with the nature of distributed teams today, allowing every stakeholder increased visibility, access, and ability to update and share comments or changes with the entire NPDI team. Engineering, design partners, purchasing, manufacturing, CMs, and external suppliers can view the phases, tasks, and milestones in context with the product record throughout the product lifecycle. Team members are freed from most of the coordination and communications tasks involved in traditional project management. Instead of meeting with or calling other team members, they can simply bring up the current project status on their screen.
This more connected project management approach ensures components, BOMs, documentation, design requirements, and even defects can be linked—giving impacted teams full context and added visibility to accelerate the NPDI process.