The summer is over. Labor day is a good opportunity to think about something new. For the last year, I’ve been experimenting with variety of ways to share information in addition to daily blogging. Some of these experiments are going well like PLM book. I like the way it is progressing so far. Some of them failed like my idea for weekly twitter Q&A.
Today I want to come with a new one – Beyond PLM Bulletin. Here is the story… The idea came from multiple interaction with my readers. I have only five days a week to blog on Beyond PLM and it takes time. For the last few years, I’ve been observing a growing number of blog topics collected in my backlog email. I feel bad about it, since this is an information that can be useful for some of my readers. In addition to that, I’ve collected emails from people asking me to talk about their products and projects on Beyond PLM. These are very interesting projects and products, but these things are clearly going beyond my level of blogging capacity and the current format of Beyond PLM blog. Although I really wanted to share information about your product or project, my blog was not a right way to do so.
So, starting from the next week, I will be sending Beyond PLM Bulletin Board on a weekly basis. It will cover topics related to engineering and manufacturing software (technology, business, product, news, interesting projects and just interesting articles). If you want to share, send it to my oleg @ beyondplm [dot] com account and I will endorse your name in the letter.
Here is a set of my rules for the letter:
1. Stay focused on engineering and manufacturing software topic, but not to be dogmatic about sharing some connected stories I think will be relevant to my readers.
2. Keep the voice of Beyond PLM – 100% vendor neutral, no blunt marketing, promotion and sales campaigns.
3. Help to connect people with other people and projects, attribute links with names of people and organizations.
To subscribe to Beyond PLM Bulletin scroll down to the end of the article. A separate page will be available on my blog as well later this week.
What is my conclusion? Not sure there is a conclusion for today… I hope you will find a new format of communication useful. It will help me to expand the bandwidth of my communication with readers in a way which will not stress my timeline too much. Despite many people are thinking email is for old people, I found people are still reading tons of emails. I’m sure few first weeks will be bumpy, but I will figure out how to do so. Please send me your comments, proposals (…and links) to oleg @ beyondplm [dot] com.
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Disclaimer: I’m co-founder and CEO of openBoM developing cloud based bill of materials and inventory management tool for manufacturing companies, hardware startups and supply chain. My opinion can be unintentionally biased.
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