A message to my readers about Beyond PLM in 2015

A message to my readers about Beyond PLM in 2015


Dear friends! I wanted to share some personal news with you. I decided to make a next change in my professional career in 2015. As you might noticed on my LinkedIn page, I will focus on PLM consulting, writing and social media.

PLM consulting 

Technology is changing fast these days. Cloud, social and mobile technologies are changing engineering and manufacturing software landscape. I’ve been writing and thinking a lot about cloud technologies and what it can bring to product lifecycle management. All PLM companies today are providing some sort of cloud solutions. It was a very interesting industry shift that happened over the past 2-3 years. At the same time, manufacturing is changing too. We can see new  types of manufacturing companies and products in the market. I feel the need to spend more time working with customers on how today’s PLM technologies can solve practical engineering and manufacturing problems for companies of any size. The real value of PLM solution can only come in the intersection of what technology and people can do together. It made me think about coming to PLM consulting to discover future potential of product lifecycle management.

PLM blog and PLM book 

Last week, I counted 1’815 blog posts on Beyond PLM blog since I started it six years ago. I know, some of you are following my blog on a regular basis. However, I’ve got many comments from people using my blog as some sort of knowledge source about PLM. It made me think about the need to provide a better access to the information on the blog. Honestly, for myself, I’m using Google to search my own blog articles. It works, but it is still not the best solution for  you. I’ve been puzzled with the idea to recompile blog content into a online book about PLM. I’m still not sure about how to do that, but I took it as my new year resolution for 2015. Stay tuned – more news will come about plmbook.com later.

Social media

Social media became part of our life. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn etc. I’m trying to be active online and I’m pretty sure some of you are getting into my blog articles via updates in social media. Nothing wrong with that, but I want to take one step forward and make Beyond PLM social  media more interactive. I still don’t know what does it mean. I’ve been looking on twitterstorms as a way to share information on twitter. Tweeting during PLM conferences and events will be another way to share more information. I will make my first experiments during PI congress in Dusseldorf. Another form of social media communication – twitter Q&A about PLM. I’m considering to experiment with that later this year. Tell me what do think about it.

For conclusion… I’m very excited about upcoming changes.  If you are interesting in PLM consulting, you can find more information on Beyond PLM website. Beyond PLM will keep providing you daily portion of vendor-independent PLM ideas, thoughts and comments about CAD, PDM, PLM, products and technologies. However, I will be looking how to make it even more interactive than before. These are just my thoughts. But, I’m planning to turn it into actions. Tell me what do you think. I look forward to your comments.

Best, Oleg

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  • scottmoyse

    Interesting stuff Oleg! Good luck

  • beyondplm

    Thank you, Scott ! I’m sure will be in touch later this year.

  • Scott Cleveland

    I am attempting to organize my blogs into a book as well. I think it will take some clever organizing. Good luck with yours…

  • beyondplm

    Thank you, Scott! Would love to learn about your experience too.

  • Truly exciting news! Looking forward to all your new developments!

  • beyondplm

    @edwardlopategui:disqus, thank you!

  • Sumesh Sadasivan

    Interesting news, Oleg!! Have been a follower of your blog from the PLMtwine days which has been a great learning experience. Inspired me to jot down few of my thoughts too. Good luck and looking forward to your new initiative.

  • beyondplm

    Sumesh, thank you for supporting my blogs! Best, Oleg

  • Shyam D

    Hi Oleg, I recommend sticking to the blog as its easier to consume. I actually think the dust is beginning to settle where each social media tool is finding its place and blogs are making a comeback. Twitter is great for real time engagements like in your case if you are at a conference. But the summary of the conference is probably best in a blog or a podcast. Further it allows you to offer “depth”. One of the most popular productivity links from last year was this one: https://zapier.com/blog/scale-yourself-scott-hanselman/ I think this has single handedly defined the role of blogs. Anyway, condensing your observations into a book is a great idea. Good luck in 2015!

  • beyondplm

    Shyam, thank you for sharing your opinion and great link about productivity practices! I agree, with your observations about role of different social media tools. Blogs is a good content tool that is helping people to get right info when they need it.

  • Best of luck Oleg!

  • beyondplm

    Thank you, Allan!

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