Complexity Management – why do we need it?
When a company gets to a point, where it keeps developing new products or features for new customers, some employees and managers will lose overview. They will see the company product offering as complex, and based on their incomplete understanding of the products they are likely to make wrong decisions.
Complexity in a company can hamper down everything. If ignored it will grow and eventually completely undermine the company’s ability to develop new products, deliver on time, and make a profit.
The ability to handle complexity and keep it in check therefore becomes an essential activity for any company.
Complexity Management – what does it do?
To manage a growing complexity, it is necessary to get the big picture of the product offering by a comprehensive complexity analysis.
The big picture should depict the variety in customer preferences and the variety in the company value-chain.
The variety of product parts, production equipment, product concepts etc. that clearly links to customer preferences are value adding. The remaining parts etc. are non-value adding and needs removal in order to keep the complexity in check.
Finally, designing and integrating a product platform can mitigate future complexity growth significantly.
Complexity Management – how to get started?
In Worm Development know about complexity in all its shapes and colors.
Getting the big picture is essential. By using this, we can effectively remove non-value adding parts, without decimating the products and customers your company relies on.
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