Agile PLM


The agile strategy in designing software for modern business has become one of the most important operating models. It’s what allows you to operate more efficiently and perform various tasks better, including improving each of the product’s life stages. This is how Agile PLM came into existence.

What is an agile strategy when it comes to product lifecycle management? What is worth knowing about this approach to managing work in a company? We will write about this below.


Agile PLM – what does agile design mean?


The agile philosophy in design has gained tremendous popularity as an alternative to the classic cascade methodology (Waterfall). In the old model, all programming work was at once precisely planned and divided into stages with a strict budget. This means that all the key assumptions were created at the very beginning of the project. In practice, this significantly increased the time it took to get a working application to the customer.

Everything has changed with the Agile strategy, which does not set an overall plan in action, and divides work into short sprints, executed in distributed teams. This gives a lot of flexibility and allows you to quickly deliver working pieces of the program or hand over a part of the project under development, and then work on improving them, according to the guidance you receive. This therefore supports development and the constant quest to improve systems.

Such a philosophy works in many areas. It also fits perfectly with the tenets of PLM, which requires efficient organization and rapid response to changes in dynamic markets.


PLM software – everything you need to know about it


Digital and automation tools are increasingly being used to manage the product lifecycle. The software is designed to support work at all stages of design, testing, production and post-production handling of each commodity.

Agile PLM is therefore a way to make an effective and rapid transformation in a business to streamline its operations, increase process efficiency and better adapt to an intensely changing reality. This comes in handy not only in large entities, but also in small and medium-sized companies, which, thanks to IT tools, can streamline operations at every stage of work – in their own enterprise and when working with other participants in supply chains.

Agile PLM is based on a comprehensive database and digital information flow, which increases accessibility to the necessary knowledge for all parties involved in a project or its specific stage.

Such an action is therefore a way to synchronize supply chains and ongoing processes with overall business planning and more efficient execution of activities in a distributed non-linear model to close the product life cycle (from design, manufacturing, testing, refinement, to post-production service) as quickly as possible and deliver it to a satisfied customer.


A modern approach to Agile PLM software solutions for business


Modern software is used in many companies. Solutions developed in a cloud model, such as the systems provided by SILK PLM, are particularly well suited.

With such systems, you get even more convenient and easier access to key project data = remotely, from anywhere, in real time. This allows even very dispersed teams to work comfortably, dealing with a particular stage of activity or a fragment of a project. Efficiency is increased, the time required to complete tasks and make decisions is reduced, and the risk of making dangerous and costly mistakes is minimized.

Solutions from SILK PLM therefore effectively support the development of modern companies wishing to agilely and efficiently manage work at every stage, not only in their own plant, but also in all other sections of supply chains in local or global groups. Modern cloud software in an agile model facilitates the work and provides an opportunity for continuous development based on current needs and market modifications.