Describing Cultural Change during PLM Deployment by S-Curves
Following Robert Gilman S-curves are important in biologic science and describe change processes. He uses the forest as an example for an biological system: After clear cut the forest starts to come back. Eco system biomass increases over time following this kind of S-curve. There is an important midpoint of the S-curve, at which the characteristic of the forest changes. Before the midpoint there are only a few species: pioneer species are dominating. After the midpoint resources become scarcer: succession species are dominating.
The characteristics of the forest before the midpoint is described by:
The characteristics of the forest behind the midpoint is described by:
Following a diagram presented in Robert Gilman's video.
In looking to our PLM Deployment we experience a similar change process. Aren't we just passing the midpoint?