Technical Program Manager, ASML
TOPIC: SHOULD VARIANT MANAGEMENT BE A CORE BUSINESS PROCESS?
Many organizations struggle to meet a demand for broader product portfolio while reducing operating expenses. Multiple techniques were developed to reduce those expenses during product specification, verification and delivery. One of those techniques is Configuration Management (CM). CM implementations, however, rarely reduce the cost of poor Variant Management (VM) within product configuration. Yet, VM is crucial to achieve the scale economies required to sustain a broad product portfolio. To achieve that goal, we claim that VM should become a dedicated core business process under the CM umbrella. In this presentation, we propose operating standards and tool requirements for VM.
Arnaud is a business architect expert in configuration and product variant management. He currently drives a major configuration management and transformation program and implementation of state-of-the-art product configuration technologies. Arnaud holds a PhD in Computer Science and obtained CM2-P certification in 2016.LinkedIn