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What entity should I use to represent new product idea

  • 1.  What entity should I use to represent new product idea

    Posted May 11, 2020 07:46

    I have a challenge to develop a new component (or maybe it will be a part of Product catalogue), where marketing managers and product people will post their new product ideas. For example, they would like to develop new product, and they have an idea. They post it in this component, go through approval process and then this idea becomes Product offering. The problem is that they post their ideas in xls file now then they go through the approval process and manually it appears in product catalogue. So, high level requirements are:
    1. Marketing people must post their ideas in this new system. Manage and track changes in posted ideas.
    2. Marketing people must have accounting on what ideas they have had and what ideas became Product offerings. They would like to see the delta between ideas and Product offerings.
    3. This ideas might become product offerings, and automatically appear in Product catalogue. (now it is fully manual process)

    My open questions:
    1. This component should be a part of product catalogue or anything else?
    2. What entity is the best to represent "market people's product idea"? I went through product domain and found out "Product Line" and "Product category". May be it will suit?
    3. What relations should I build in my model, so that "ideas" will become Product offerings and publish these ideas in Product catalogue?

    Thank you in advance!

    Aleksey Dashkevich
    Mobile TeleSystems
    Action Week 2021

  • 2.  RE: What entity should I use to represent new product idea

    TM Forum Member
    Posted May 11, 2020 10:21
    This appears to be a duplicate of your post here. People have answered you on that thread, suggest you look there.

    Jonathan Goldberg
    Amdocs Management Limited
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    Action Week 2021