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12 May, 2014

Paul Johnston Quiz Question: If Capital electrical platform engineering software stated its’ version at the first year of release at 1.0 and we moved through a new number before the decimal point to denote each new version the current version instead of being called 2013.1 would be called what? Answer: By my calculations, I believe it would be Version 9. What’s in it for you? This Blog post is a little bit longer … Read More

Interoperability, Integrated Electrical Systems, Outsourced Integrated Electrical Systems Software, automotive wiring harness, Capital, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Electrical Interconnect Design, ROI, Upgrades, IESD, Customer Support, Wire Harness, Deployment

29 Oct, 2012

Paul Johnston   One of my coworkers recently described a situation their customer was in: “You know you want to deploy, it has to be now, you don’t know how, but you do know you don’t have enough resources to do it without risking success.” Never mind that at that stage, when those words aptly describe your predicament it can be difficult to be effective in the help I or anyone else can give implementing an … Read More

Capital, Capital Harness Systems, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Outsourced Integrated Electrical Systems Software, Customer Support, Deployment

25 Jan, 2012

Paul Johnston Here’s something new in this blog – a post I’ve mostly not written. Below is a response from Russell Forsyth on the subject of the how to get that “time to value” in an implementation which I addressed last time. He’s a Senior Consultant with Mentor Consulting Division Americas. We’ll try and keep this under 20,000 words by not going through Russ’ successes and accolades.   Russ has the view competent … Read More

Outsourced Integrated Electrical Systems Software, methods, pilot projects, Capital, CHS Tips and Tricks, Best Practice, jumpstart engagements, Mentor Consulting, Training, Deployment, Implementation Projects

4 Jan, 2012

Paul Johnston Out with the old, in with the new. In my last blog I made some serious points in a lighthearted way about the importance of communication. Quite often when you get to lay your hands on some new features of the Capital software, you do it without some lead-in steps. Especially if 1) you have been anticipating new functionality, and 2) you are by nature an enthusiastic early adopter it is hard for me … Read More

Deployment, CHS, Electrical Interconnect Design, Best Practice, Capital, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Version upgrade, Capital MPM, Capital Version 2011.1, Capital Insight, Capital Level Manager

1 Nov, 2011

Paul Johnston My excuse for no blog posting has recently been a very good one. Thanks the generosity of my employers and the miracle of new life I have been on extended paternity leave.  Now I’m back and raring to go again.   Global Village My experience brought to mind the African proverb with a few variations which is in English summarized “it takes a village to raise a child“ see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Takes_a_Village. … Read More

Customers, Deployment, Capital, Mentor Consulting

22 Nov, 2010

Paul Johnston Let’s look briefly at cause and effect. In previous notes on this subject, I remarked choices between in-sourced or outsourced information technology solutions in an electrical design processes yield consequences .  What’s in it for you? Knowing more about these issues will inform your choices.  A common way of referring to a tangle of human-factor issues is to say decisions are “political.” Radical … Read More

Electrical Interconnect Design, Electrical Distribution Systems, Extensibility, Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems Design, Capital Harness Systems, API, IESD, Deployment, Design Rules, Wiring Harness, CHS, COTS

19 Aug, 2009

Paul Johnston Recently the subject of training has come up in the context of some work discussions. Training in relation to an extensive software product like Capital has quite a few facets. For example there is the distinction between knowing the technical details (which buttons to press, which places to look at to make the programs do what you came to them to make them do) and then there is the other matter, not quite … Read More

Deployment, Support, CHS, Training

27 Jul, 2009

Paul Johnston I had a chance to chat with my friend and former colleague Bob Valascho, a product specialist for Capital until his retirement a couple of months ago. He had a distinguished and productive career with full service suppliers, original equipment makers and software organizations after military service. Bob travelled extensively around the world in his career, but lived all the while in Michigan. Bob was … Read More

Expertise, Electrical Distribution Systems, FMEA, Capital Harness Systems, Best Practice, CHS, Generative Flow, EDS, Implementation Projects, Electrical Design Systems, Deployment, Robert Valascho, Career

29 Jun, 2009

Paul Johnston Hereby a fondness is expressed for the Capital Community http://communities.mentor.com/mgcx/community/harness - though I wish it was called something else instead of community. “Community” is an overworked label. But I have no better suggestion to call it. The Capital Harness Systems Bunch. The Capital Harness Systems Gang. The Group of Capital. Team Capital. The Capital Appreciation Society. The Soviet of Capital. … Read More

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