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Deploying DriveWorks Throughout the Organization

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This presentation covers two main topics: 1) how to roll out a DriveWorks implementation, and 2) where in an organization DriveWorks can provide benefit, outside of engineering. In addition, the following areas are covered:
- The impact of business processes on design automation
- Engineering drawings and communication challenges
- How design automation can directly impact sales revenue
- Why DriveWorks matters to marketing and where advertising fits into the equation
- What other deliverables can come along for free when generating models and drawings
- Why it is important to think about ongoing maintenance of a DriveWorks deployment
- Ensuring a positive and productive User Experience (UX) with DriveWorks
- How triggered actions can help ANY DriveWorks implementation
- Top failure modes for DriveWorks projects (how to fail at deployment)
- Why Use Cases are critical to the success of design automation projects, and what happens when they aren't used
- Top 10 ways to fail at design automation UX
- Steps to properly testing any design automation deployment

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Deploying DriveWorks Throughout the Organization

  1. 1. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com Deploying DriveWorks Throughout The Organization Tools, Techniques and Real Life Examples to Help You Bring DriveWorks Beyond Your Engineering Group to Realize More Benefits and More Return on Your Design Automation Investment Using Upstream and Downstream Process Groups From Initiating Event to Final Delivery Leveraging Standard DriveWorks Functionality to Expand the Reach of Input User Experiences and Output Documents and Information Beyond SolidWorks Models and Drawings to Include Better Formatted Information for Downstream Internal and External Consumers As Well As Secondary Information for Detailed Engineering Design and the Generation of Further Production and Manufacturing Outputs From Hard Copy Machine-Side Documents To Computer-Aided Manufacturing Files To Be Sent Directly To The Machines Are You Still Reading This Don’t You Have Something Better To Do Like Talking To Other DriveWorks Users To Find Out How They Are Using DriveWorks And Making New Contacts for Future Communications
  2. 2. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA Welcome to DriveWorks World 2015 – March 16-20, 2015 – Chicago, USA (even though it’s already Thursday and the conference ends tomorrow) • Slide Deck will be made available shortly after the conference ▫ www.razorleaf.com • Slides do not contain full content – see the presenter’s notes • Yes, the notes contain the … um …”humor” Do I Really Need To Pay Attention?
  3. 3. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA • Razorleaf: Getting you the most from your technology ▫ PLM, Design Automation, SharePoint, PDM/TDM, CATIA, and more! ▫ Implementation Services, Training, Project Support, Process/Tool Analysis ▫ Certified DriveWorks Services Partner ▫ DriveWorks and SolidWorks API automation extensions ▫ DriveWorks Integrations with outside systems • Paul Gimbel: Business Process Sherpa (aka TheSherpa) ▫ Certified DriveWorks Professional (User since DriveWorks 5) ▫ Certified SolidWorks Professional, (AE, Trainer, Services since SW95) ▫ “We do the difficult every day. The impossible just takes a little longer.” – Art. E. Berg, sort of Who is this guy? Razorleaf?
  4. 4. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA • You mean there’s more than Engineering? Like what? • Why leave the safe sanctuary of Engineering • How to fail at DriveWorks (and how not to) • Wow, I never though DriveWorks could do that • You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers. (or we’ll just make them up) What to Expect When You’re Expectant
  5. 5. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA DriveWorks: Saving Engineers Since 2001 You don’t have to jump, Phil. We have
  6. 6. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA “It’s All About The Process” – The Sherpa Hmmm, this is from that 2005 ISO audit. That should be good enough.
  7. 7. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com Who should get DriveWorks benefits this year?
  8. 8. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA Which Is The Best Drawing?
  9. 9. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA We Don’t Communicate Clearly? (Imagine that)
  10. 10. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA The Law of Averages < < We’ve got a 529 in progress, attempt to violate the law of averages…
  11. 11. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA DriveWorks In the Sales Department
  12. 12. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA DriveWorks In Marketing
  13. 13. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA Advertising In DriveWorks
  14. 14. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA Data Doggy Bags WHERE USED Searches Have We Done This Before? Have We Done This Before?
  15. 15. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA Who Needs Tables? … Your Users Do.
  16. 16. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA Do You Want Your Users Using This?
  17. 17. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA The Care and Feeding of Your New Pet Macro Buttons Upload Control Data Table Control
  18. 18. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA The Best Kept Secret Approval Loop Analysis Loop
  19. 19. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com Or you can avoid these things and NOT fail, if you really want to. It’s your call. *Things that we, at Razorleaf, have seen others do… certainly not the things that we do.
  20. 20. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA I Know How It Works, I Don’t Need To Talk To Them
  21. 21. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA Guaranteed Failure NO! I WON’T use your little engineering techno- thingamabob. I’ve got a perfectly good pencil and lots of Post-It notes. Hmmph. Nobody’s going to tell ME how to do MY job!
  22. 22. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA Just Try Anything, Forget Use Cases Is yours working? I don’t know. How can you tell?
  23. 23. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA Characteristics of the worst User eXperiences • Confusing • Frustrating • Unclear expectations/requirements • Complex/Technical • Vague • Inconsistent • Dragging on • Slow (performance) You’re Ruining My Engineering Tool!
  24. 24. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA Of Course You Know That…Right?
  25. 25. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA The Seven Phases of Testing KEEP CALM AND CONTINUE TESTING Error 404: Image not found 1. Build test cases 2. Document test cases and results 3. Test as you develop 4. Test as each feature is added 5. User eXperience testing 6. Small user pilot testing 7. Production environment testing
  26. 26. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA • Assume you know how things work • Develop the process and outputs on your own • Tell people a better way to work • Planning is for losers, you’ll know it works when it’s done • Provide a User eXperience of pain and misery • Ask your users for what you want to know • Skip the testing, we never make mistakes • Throw some random numbers in at the end to see if it works Sure To Fail List
  27. 27. Copyright © 2015 Razorleaf Corporation www.razorleaf.com March 19, 2015 Chicago, USA Got questions? I’ve got answers! (or I’ll just make them up) www.razorleaf.com paul.gimbel@razorleaf.com @TheProcesSherpa (only two S’s for efficiency) (yes, you may leave to go to the bathroom now) Wow! You Stayed Awake for Most Of It

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