Product Data Management (PDM) controlling at EADS (Mini-Case Study: 7.2)

Q. Which advantages does the PDM-based controlling system have over the EVA method discussed above?

At EADS, the PDM based controlling system can have many advantages over the EVA method, such as helping in establishing and managing the automated workflow driven processes that will reflect the company's specific practices for change planning, and change verification. A PDM system also can support other established processes, and capabilities that will enable both internal teams and external partners to participate in the product life cycle. Also, the controlling system will track changes in terms of any additional requirements or specifications that might occur during the project implementation. On the other hand, the EVA method will only measure the project progress at any given point and will forecast its completion date and final cost by providing an objective measure of accomplishments and accurate status.