PLM Governance & Organisational Alignment
Prior to, during and after a PLM program
A PLM project will face heavy headwinds in the first 3-12 months from many established parts of the organisation. The project organisation must be able to survive these headwinds.
The main problem of product lifecycle management initiatives is the complexity of connected business problems on the one side, and its technically detailed solutions which are most likely not understood on the other side. Business problems are for instance missing single functional ownership of the end-to-end PLM process, insufficient controlled artwork data, and simple lack of internal process knowledge, standardisation and control. IT wise, it seems to be a mess by function - current IT landscapes are disparate, complex, highly fragmented and not globally accessible.