3M Streamlines Development, Accelerates Product Delivery With Integrated Tools
Innovation is the key to success at 3M. With products as diverse as Scotch Tape, medical devices, and Web-based applications, 3M research teams are constantly exploring new ideas for consumer and business markets. Supporting this steady flow of product ideas is the 3M Software, Electronic, and Mechanical Systems (SEMS) Laboratory, one of the company's largest product development labs. To streamline its operations, SEMS deployed Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010. The SEMS team is taking advantage of features such as work item hierarchies, improved testing, and interoperation with products like Microsoft Expression Studio 3 design software.