Enterprise PLM programs can be platforms for transformational change. With a strong business sponsor, engaged governance, and an orientation toward value, you have all the ingredients you need to deliver step-change levels of improvement in innovation performance. The more strategic the program, the more value the program can deliver.
Successful PLM programs can articulate their value to the organization in strategic, operational, and financial terms. The program business case is used to guide priorities, make scope decisions, and keep the team focused on the business objectives of the program. Time to value should be short and the investment - return curve should be shallow.
Enterprise PLM programs are complex undertakings that require strong program management disciplines to control. Sometimes my advice to go fast and be “agile-like” in development is interpreted as not requiring the overhead of program management. On the contrary, strong program management enables both speed and simplicity.