How we made our first-ever virtual customer event happen

The cplace DIGITAL CONFERENCE is our most successful event format ever — and we are aiming even higher for cplace DIGI CON 2021! And all this despite the fact that DIGI CON was our very first major digital conference.

We’ll bring you along to see how the format was originally born and we’ll share which roadblocks and hurdles we had to get around to make all of this happen and what we want to change up this year.

Early 2020: Will there be a cplace Day 2020?

Many companies have their yearly signature events that everyone is looking forward to. This also applies to our biggest event of the…


Oh, 2020! What a year you have been so far! Shall we address the elephant in the room first? Yes, the Corona pandemic has been challenging us all in ways and forms we never thought possible.

Our thoughts go out to those who have been particularly affected by Covid.

As a team, we accepted the challenge in true cplace fashion and tried to make the best out of this remarkable year. A heartfelt thank you goes to our community - customers, partners, and team members — for mastering this year together. …


Part 1 of this blog post covered the basics: The project background, the main objectives, and how virtual collaboration with BMW Group worked using cplace. Part 2 of this blog series focused on the actual process of creating a functional, sophisticated MVP at an extremely fast pace and provided insights into the methodologies we applied, and about the key steps and milestones of this cplace MVP project. In this final part we will outline more details about the project and provide impressions of the final results.

Day 3 and 4 — Wednesday/Thursday: Planning and implementation

Data Modeling — Creating the backbone of a cplace solution


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The challenge of a complex project portfolio

Even in quiet times — if there ever were any — the coordination of the project pipeline in research and development (R&D) is a challenging task for most companies. Changing objectives and boundary conditions require continuous questioning and adjustment of the project portfolio. In addition to that, the projects in a portfolio are highly interconnected. Companies in the automotive and mechanical engineering industry increasingly use platforms and modular product architectures in their product development projects. That leads to another layer of complexity because product development projects must be coordinated not…


Because all good things come in threes.

Step 3: innovate.

We’re counting down the time until cplace DIGITAL CONFERENCE 2020 not in days anymore, but in hours. Get ready, we’re starting off tomorrow, the 22nd of October at 1:30 pm CEST.

And it’s not too late to register — don’t miss the virtual PM happening of the year:

Register for cplace DIGITAL CONFERENCE 2020 (it’s free)

The very last blog post in this year’s event series is dedicated to the result and the reason of all we do: We want to deliver innovation to help our customers and partners thrive…


Because all good things come in threes.

Step 2: co-create.

We’re literally counting down the days to cplace DIGITAL CONFERENCE. In the second installment of the blog series leading up to the digital project management event of the year, we’ll discuss the second ingredient of the cplace magic potion: co-creation.

Wait, you haven’t heard of cplace DIGITAL CONFERENCE yet and are not even registered? Then hurry up, we’ll wait right here.

Register for cplace DIGITAL CONFERENCE (it’s free!)

For the cplace community, co-creation means the joint solution development in an expert network of customers, partners, and our own team members…


Because all good things come in threes.

Step 1: collaborate.

We just can’t wait for our first ever fully digital conference to begin.

The motto: collaborate. co-create. innovate.

And why is that? Not only do all good things come in threes, but we also want to break down the special power of cplace in a simple three-step process. Well, reading a blog post is only the second-best thing to get in touch with the innovative force that is cplace. So, we highly recommend getting the first-hand experience at cplace DIGITAL CONFERENCE — the virtual business event of the year.

Unlike in last year’s blog series, we’ve already…


Part 1 of this blog post covered the basics: The project background, the main objectives, and how virtual collaboration with BMW Group worked using cplace. Now let’s look at the actual process: We invite you to retrace a true Rapid Application Development project to create a functional, sophisticated MVP at an extremely fast pace. Learn about the methodologies we applied, and about the key steps and milestones of this cplace MVP project.

Why did we choose the GV Design Sprint as methodical foundation?

The MVP project was based on the Google Ventures (GV) Design Sprint process model with an extended timeline of 10 days. To optimize this approach for our project…


How to set up a Fast Development project for success

This blog post provides insights into a real Rapid Application Development project which was run by collaboration Factory, the creator of cplace, for and with BMW Group. The goal of the cross-functional expert team was to develop an MVP for integrated activity and maturity management in no more than 10 days and. In the face of the Covid-19 situation, this had to be accomplished in a fully digital space.

Introduction

Effective, scalable, and tailored software is a critical competitive factor that can determine whether a company has the power to outperform its competitors — or falls behind. But how can an…


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Due to the increasing digitalization of processes and procedures, companies are accumulating ever larger amounts of data. In order to make this data usable, different data sets must be integrated and merged to avoid asynchronous copies or double entries, for example. This process is hardly visible in the server room and will take place more often in the cloud in the future.

Often companies do not (optimally) utilize the added value of their data

The collection and storage of data is time- and money-intensive — yet the existing data is often not used optimally. This leaves a lot of potential unused, while effort…

collaboration Factory AG

collaboration Factory AG is the company behind cplace, and helps companies to successfully manage complex business processes.

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