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PDM/PLM-Product Data and Lifecycle Management

Accelerating Product Development with Engineering Operations

What is Engineering Operations (EngOps)? Why do you need it, and how do you effectively deploy it?There’s a strange interplay between IT and engineering teams in most firms. That’s because the tech stack that engineers need to design, build, test, and release products...

The problem dispersed design teams face as they scale

SPK and Associates Co-Founder, Chris McHale, is joined by Cloud and Infrastructure expert, Mike Solinap to talk about engineering productivity in a post-Covid world.  Working remotely, engineering team are challenged by a lack of technology features including...
What Do Late Product Launches REALLY Cost?

What Do Late Product Launches REALLY Cost?

Your engineering team’s product launch date just slipped a week. Should you spend $20,000 on an outside engineering service to get the release back on schedule? In these situations, making the right decision quickly requires reliable information and analysis.  As more...

Top 4 Pros and Cons of Microservices Architecture

Top 4 Pros and Cons of Microservices Architecture

In the ever-expanding world of software engineering buzzwords, "microservices" are a fairly recent addition. Introduced around 2012, it has steadily gained in popularity. But what are microservices and what are the pros and cons of adopting them? At its most basic...

Sample PTC Integrity Reporting

Sample PTC Integrity Reporting

Download the Requirements Traceability Report  This report starts with a Market Requirements document, and traces down to the Tests and Test Results. Sheet 1 covers compact categorization, where the artifacts are basically defined by the Document types. Sheet 2...

PTC Trace Report Video

PTC Trace Report Video

The video below demos a productivity add-on for PTC’s popular Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) product, PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager. As with many such products, customers have asked for more powerful and flexible reporting capabilities. SPK now offers a new...

Our Top Technology Stories in 2017 and 2018 Industry Predictions

Our Top Technology Stories in 2017 and 2018 Industry Predictions

SPK wants to wish our growing subscriber community a Happy New Year! We’re honored to be welcomed onto your desktops and smartphones to share stories on how to make your engineering team and company work more efficiently. Perhaps more importantly, we hope any...