Because today’s products rely on tightly integrated hardware and software components, system and software engineers, and project and product managers need to have an understanding of both product data management (PDM) and software configuration management (SCM). This groundbreaking book offers you that essential knowledge, pointing out the similarities and differences of these two processes, and showing you how they can be combined to ensure effective and efficient product and system development, production and maintenance.
The book provides comprehensive coverage of the immense
range of PDM/SCM tools in the marketplace. You learn how to leverage the
synergy created by combining PDM and SCM. Organizations using this integrated
approach can benefit for years to come by being able to quickly and efficiently
develop new products and efficiently maintain and update existing products. A
thorough treatment of PDM and SCM principles ensures mastery of these
development processes before embarking on an integration program. In-depth case
studies provide practical knowledge for successful PDM and SCM use and
Basic Principles in PDM and SCM
Requirements of Complex Product
Development and Manufacturing.
Description of PDM - Introduction. Basic
Characteristics of PDM. Document Management and PDM. Trends in PDM, Summary.
Description of SCM - Introduction. Basic Characteristics of SCM. Document
Management and SCM. Trends in SCM.
PDM and SCM - Similarities and Differences
Comparison of Principles and Key
Functionalities of PDM and SCM - Comparison of Principles. Comparison of Key
Analysis and General Findings -
Development Process and Information Management. Example of Information
Management and Development Processes Complex Products. Integration Needs and
Integration and Deployment
PDM and SCM Integration - Possible
Integrations. Different Scenarios in an Integrated Environment. Examples of
Integration. Advantages and Disadvantages of Integrated Solutions.
Evaluation and Deployment -
Analysis of Internal Processes. Collection of Requirements. PDM and SCM
Evaluation. Generic Deployment Process. Tools Deployment.
The Case Studies - Different Case
Studies from US and European Leading Enterprises. Findings and Lessons Learned.
Tools and Standards Survey
A survey of PDM Tools - Overview of
Certain PDM Tools. List of PDM Tools and PDM Web Resources.
A survey of SCM Tools - Overview of
Certain SCM Tools. List of SCM Tools and SCM Web Resources.
Document Management Systems -
Overview. List of Tools. Web Resources.
Standards and De Facto Standards in
PDM and SCM - An Overview of PDM and SCM Standards. Standards Used by PDM and
Ivica Crnkovic is a professor of software engineering at
Mälardalen University, Sweden. A frequent contributor to the literature on
component development and co-author of Building
Reliable Component-Based Software Systems (Artech House, 2002), he has been
co-organizer of IEEE conferences and workshops on software engineering and a
program committee member of software configuration management symposia and
workshops. He received his M.Sc. in electrical engineering and in theoretical
physics and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Ulf Asklund is an associateprofessor at Lund University,
Sweden, where he earned a Ph.D. in configuration management. A regular
presenter at international conferences on software configuration management, he
has organized workshops and a conference for the IEEE.
Annita Persson Dahlqvist is a software configuration and
product data manager for Ericsson, AB. She earned her B.Sc. in computer science
from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She has been a program committee
member of software configuration management symposia and workshops and is a
regular presenter at international conferences on software and system