Where Company Strategy Meets Product Execution
Developing and maintaining modular product platforms over their lifetime requires a proven methodology and structured approach. PALMA enables this process by providing both business and technical decision-making support. For example, the insight supplied by PALMA aids organizations in making decisions around what technical solutions to use, and how to divide the products into independent modules. The capability applies to mechanics, electronics, and software individually as well as combined in a mechatronic system.
PALMA also creates the structure to understand how each module is linked to your product strategy and how the product platform fulfills the overall company strategy. Operating in this capacity, PALMA answers questions like:
-What interfaces exist between modules that protect the overall platform?
-How should performance steps be packaged into commercial offerings?
With PALMA, businesses have readily available tools to efficiently guide and document choices, while also helping identify future improvements to the product platform and portfolio. They have ease of access to former product data with the potential to reduce costs by reusing product assets when feasible for the next product generation.
Design Property Matrix
In any product there are product property specification levels that a company wants to deliver through the product. The DPM explores what technical solutions contribute to deliver this. It gives indications on what solutions need to vary and what solutions can be standradized. It also gives a first view of how these technical solutions can be arranged into a modular architecture.
Concept Evaluation Matrix
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.
In the Functional analysis tool you analyse what function each technical solution is performing. Alternative or overlapping solutions are documented to find the best way to design the products
Module Strategy Matrix
Set company strategy per module to make it clearly stated which modules should come in variance, should be stable over time, standardized, developed etc.
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!
All You Need to Know About Modularization
How Does PALMA Help You?
CTO or Head of R&D will benfit from PALMA with shorter time to market and increased quality in product development because of no gap between product strategy requirements specification and product development/execution. Product innovation will catalyzed together with increased reuse of existing solutions and higher R&D efficiency
Let's meet to Try PALMA
Book a meeting with us to explore how PALMA fits your needs. A PALMA Demo is 45 min long and we will then go through these agenda points with you:
- Introductions and alignment, 5 min
- The PALMA idea, 5 min
- Use Cases and Capabilities, 10 min
- PALMA demo, 20 min
- Questions and answers, 5 min
The agenda points can be adjusted depending on your specific interest and need.