Product plannings is crucial for a compnay to make sure that the right product is developed and that the product is developed the right way. Read more about our connected roadmaps.
The module variant specification ensures that building blocks added to the product assortment adds value. By defining variants with product properties it becomes clear why you have the variance you have.
The module indication matrix helps a team understand how to best divide the product into modules. Analyzing technical solutions from a company strategy perspective gives a good indication of how to group pieces into modules.
Creating a product assortment with as little functional overlap as possible might require some tough decisions. The concept evaluation tool helps a team to reach consensus around which technical concept brings the most customer value.
The key to configurability, the ability to offer a wide variety of products to the market, is the interfaces. In the interface matrix, these are documented and governed. And no designer will ever again break an interface by mistake.
In the Functional analysis tool you analyze what function each technical solution is performing. Alternative or overlapping solutions are documented to find the best way to design the products
How to divide the product into modules is not always obvious. With our algorithm, PALMA generates a proposal based on the profile of each technical solution. The team refines it and the outcome is your new product architecture!