I might point out that feature management (slide 14) could go one stop further and list future enhancements to later products in the series. This would mesh well with AMP, where the designer purposely allows a place for such enhancements to be "plugged in" to the design with modest effort. Also a good way to manage "scope creep."
Good point! Also, it's critical to have a change control procedure. Changes have cost/schedule implications, and to pretend otherwise dooms a project.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.