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 PDF Recap of Position Paper Part 1 of 3: The combination of scarce resources and globalization are driving an upheaval in innovation and end-to-end lifecycle management. These changes are coalescing into business strategies that include the platformization of PLM. The Iron Triangle of better / faster / cheaper, along with clever fixes, are being superseded. Skeptics overlook many enterprise-level lifecycle benefits and overestimate the remaining challenges. Key takeaways: Ideation, or idea generation, the essence of creativity, is the fundamental rationale of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and end-to-end lifecycle management in general—for 21st century enterprises, it is not optional Platformization is the culmination of four irresistible trends: (a) the evolution of personal productivity tools and their integration capabilities; (b) the migration of discrete end-to-end lifecycle management capabilities to the extended enterprise level; (c) recognition of greater cross-functional and extended-enterprise collaboration; and (d) the evolution of specific platform-enabling technologies such as service-oriented architectures (SOAs) A far-reaching shift
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