Software in products provides many advantages, including the ability to make changes quickly at low cost and the flexibility to provide new functionality to customers, even after the product has shipped. Software also introduces new challenges in product development.
For many manufacturers, the highly iterative and collaborative approach to software development is a completely new and different way of developing products and bringing them to market. To successfully address the challenges of developing software-intensive products, engineering teams need:
- Real-time visibility into product quality, compliance and readiness to accurately predict the impact of changes and make informed decisions.
- Process flexibility to meet unique team needs and enable right-sized processes.
- Process enforcement to drive consistency and ensure quality and auditability.
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