Business Sponsorship

PLM Power – Summary

PLM Power – Summary

Over the past few weeks I have covered my top seven characteristics of successful enterprise PLM programs. These critical success factors are a result of my observations of multiple large-scale PLM programs at a number of global organizations earlier this summer. 

PLM Power #4 – Business Sponsorship

PLM Power #4 – Business Sponsorship

Successful PLM programs are led by a business sponsor with IT support, not the other way around. The executive sponsor should be able to clearly articulate the strategic imperative using language that resonates with all of the affected business functions. Strong sponsorship is critical to overcoming inevitable obstacles and typically short corporate attention spans.