CATIA V4 SOFTWARE DEPLOYMENT ]
Problem / Opportunity
Recommendation and Summary
Dassault Systems produces CATIA V4 software Code.
ABC Aircraft Manufacturing Company XXX Airplane Program is the next new airplane
to be build .
XXX New Airplane Program requirement request
capability to release engineering
CAD/CAM drawings with CATIA V4 Code.
Engineering release date May 3
Software Life Cycle Development and implementation target timeframe is approximately
Develop rigorous risk assessment processes to gain understanding of
software known and unknown
Identify key software risk categories (i.e. change management,
) early stages to reduce risk and impacts.
Reduce cost impacts associated with software risk.
Deliver software quality products to customers.
Avoid schedule delays and eliminate risk to timely delivery of
PROBLEM / OPPORTUNITY
CATIA V4 Software (S/W) is a new product which has never
been released into ABC infrastructure.
Potential Cost budget overruns
Schedule delays due to unknown risk and impacts.
Decreased Software product quality
Delayed Airplane deliveries to Airline Customers
Successful CATIA V4 Software implementation
SEI Taxonomy Based Questionnaire (TBQ).
Software Life Cycle Development Best Practices are documented and
3D CAD/CAM parts, assemblies, and installations capability available
on distributed workstations.
Increase airplane sales and revenue gains
ABC Airplane Manufacturing Company increased sales and
CATIA V4 software implemented in production for XXX New
Engineering and Manufacturing Engineers Planning on line 3D
3D (Dimensional Views) CAD/CAM Released Drawings using
Total Quality Assurance (TQA)
Policy and Procedures
Continuous Process Improvements (CPI)
Software Engineering Institute Taxonomy Questionnaire and Survey
Lean Value Stream Mapping (VSM) to be used on all key processes
Note: cost figures are estimates and not
Internal Labor hours
100 developer and system analyst support
@ $65 = $6500
Labor (consultants, contract labor)
50 @ $46 = $2300
Equipment, hardware or software
200 Distributed Workstations @ $1800 =
5 Software License @ $25000 annually =
Major Milestones Schedule
CATIA Usability Lab and Distributed workstations
Core Planning team
CATIA V4 Deployment Target date March 15, 2011
CATIA V4 Developer and System Analyst Training
Escalation boards established immediately
buyoff and approval
Q & A
Management Institute (2008).
A guide to the project management body of knowledge
PMBOK Guide)(4th ed).
12. Pennsylvania: Project Management Institute Inc.
Verzuh, E. (2008). The
fast forward MBA in Project
Wiley and Sons. Retrieved April 12, 2010