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Program Lifecycle Management for Consumer Products & Retail

New product initiatives are key drivers for consumer product companies. This generates a need for adaptive tools that implement best practices for program and project management. Our integrated program lifecycle management solution merges conventional capabilities with product and production lifecycle management. It provides full process transparency, contributes detail data to stakeholders for reliable decision making, and facilitates reuse of intellectual property. This combination enables intuitive participation, easily controlled and monitored for the next step in managing your business.

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Solution Capabilities

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Scope Management

Scope Management

Capture and define program and project scope with sections dedicated to feasibility, including breakdowns addressing individual product requirements and industry regulations. Trace implementation and provide insights necessary for effort estimation.

Project Portfolio Management

Project Portfolio Management

Score the potential of projects, compare to program expectations and make that information available to stakeholders during project approval, serving as a common service supporting a role-based governance model.

Program Planning

Program Planning

Define essential major milestone or gate events along with expected deliverables linked to actual product lifecycle-driven information. Manage separate process groups concurrently.

Development Brief

Development Brief

Maintain a library of process assets that define templates for high level work breakdown structures linked to various project concepts. Handle change requests as fully incorporated into one unified model.

Schedule Management

Schedule Management

Optionally auto-generate schedules using elements from program planning to fully identify resource assignments and provide and manage detailed timeline information.

Program Monitoring & Controlling

Program Monitoring & Controlling

Provide interactive dashboards supporting decision-making, generate up-to-date milestone reports offering drilldown functionality and analyze program, project and product performance.

Program and Project Document Management

Program and Project Document Management

Provide a library of standardized document templates with authoring capabilities integrated with Microsoft Office® applications. Manage the full context to programs, projects and products supported by document revision and management capabilities.

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Program Lifecycle Management for Consumer Products & Retail
Program Lifecycle Management for Consumer Products & Retail
Program Lifecycle Management for Consumer Products & Retail

The pace of innovation in the consumer products industry is constantly rising and driving a need for more flexible and collaborative tools based on best practices for project, program and lifecycle management. Companies expect solutions to connect processes, automate tasks and be intuitive for the broad audience of roles involved in their processes.

Taking an integrated approach is mandatory in today’s complicated and competitive market. Only by combining product lifecycle information with program and project management methodologies can the true operational potential of a company be unlocked.

Program lifecycle management is a methodology that provides a solution based on a collaboration platform. It addresses essential needs of the consumer product and retail industry, both in terms of offered functionality and flexibility. At the same time, its unique way of arranging process information contributes to providing full transparency and insights into product and production processes. This allows stakeholders make fact-based decisions considering detailed data available from across the value chain. 

Our program lifecycle management methodology enables innovation leaders to re-use intellectual property globally to recreate successful local campaigns quickly and efficiently.

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