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Collaborative Platform for PLM Concepts

05/10/2015 10:29
While working as a PLM project manager in a medium-sized company I faced the following challenges: The PLM project always operated on limited resources. The project objectives were classified as being mid-term or long-term objectives, therefore during annual financial planning the project was...

How to establish effective communication during PLM deployment? A Stakeholder Analysis Guide.

27/08/2015 08:38
In managing a PLM deployment initiative the project team has to rely on the support of the departments involved in the change process. Following the advice that the initiative must be supported from the top and communicated as such, the PLM project team assumes that there is enough support from...

Falling in Love with PLM. The People Side

08/03/2015 07:50
(This blog is a transcript of the presentation "Falling in Love with PLM. The People Side", which has been held at the PI Congress in Düsseldorf on February 24, 2015.) Last year in joining the PI Congress I was surprised about the mismatch between PLM success stories presented to the audience and...

PLM Design Patterns: A better PLM for less than half the price

18/12/2014 13:15
When an organization contemplates the task of transitioning from existing data management systems to a PLM methodology they often request support from PLM consultants to define  supporting procedures  for their specific business process. Using PLM best practices, often...

Can I use my PLM system to go to work? Using metaphors to understand PLM

22/11/2014 10:14
No, you cannot, you go by foot, by car, by bus or take any other transportation system. But to get ideas sorted out it is sometimes easier to change the realm of meaning. Metaphors are used to communicate and understand complex interrelationship. For example to explain the concept "Money" we use...

PLM Deployment: Process vs. Tool Training

01/11/2014 14:25
The PLM community talks about resistance to change. In deploying PLM in an organization the PLM training is the first event where future PLM users get in touch with a PLM system. To make sure, the training is a success and is not acting like an amplifier for "resistance to change" I propose an...

Facilitating Organizational Change

11/05/2013 14:42
Being responsible for the implementation of PLM in an organization you need a lot of persistence and a long term view to get the change accomplished. This is especially true for organizations in which the planned new practice of collaboration is quite different from the current practice of working...

Moving to PLM is a transformation process for the whole organization

01/03/2013 20:44
At the PLM Innovation Congress, Product Innovation 2013, some presenters reported about a second phase in the PLM deployment into an organization, which were described as a new beginning. Their stories about introducing PLM into their companies follow the same pattern of actions: We started...

Opportunity Change Management in PLM

28/12/2012 14:02
"Why should we use the change management feature available in PLM? Up to now we could produce our products without using change management. Isn't that too complex for users just starting to execute their work with a PLM system? Is there really an urgent need?" Having that question in my mind and...

Visionary Leadership

26/12/2012 12:01
In introducing PLM an organization has the opportunity to change the current way of working to a new practice, which takes benefit of the PLM capabilities. Preventing the risk of a real change some leaders intend to slow down the change in proposing the current way of working applied to the new...
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