This year I’ve been asked to manage a PLM course in an IT engineering school called ITIN. This is a 4 days program on which I’ll provide more detail in a future article. The main topics are about the PLM definition, the PLM benefits, the low level architecture of PLM and ways of improvement. On the 3rd day the students get a case-study about a company producing tables on different location in the world and trying to get more information on how they could get a system that manages some specific lifecycles, workflows, communications… On the fourth day, they get a written test, pretty basic about the main concept they have seen during the course and they also get to design a simple data model for a defined use case. In the afternoon they present their answers to the Case-Study.
I didn’t think of posting this before I made the quizz but I think there is one question for which answers are interesting to put in a chart. During the course, to talk about PLM market (any PLM, could be ALM, fashion PLM, PLM for discreet industry…) I ask them to go on the web and find some editors to compare what they propose, what technology their systems are working on, etc. So, in the written test I ask them to write 3 editor’s name. Of course as part of the course includes an introduction to Aras Innovator (the only free system the students can download and easily install after the training), it is written by almost every student. So here is the chart showing the answers:
Regarding brands, I haven’t guided them on their research. I may have guided them only on some terms like ALM, workflows, lifecycles, etc…
I guess it would be much valuable with more students. But I can’t really manage that.