PLM Implementation

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.

PLM Power #1 – Solution Simplicity

PLM Power #1 – Solution Simplicity

Some years ago I had a PLM implementation client that wore a t-shirt to steering committee meetings that had the word “NO” written in big, bold letters across his chest. He understood the challenges of implementing powerful and flexible software for a constituency largely comprised of engineers.