Next Steps in PLM
In our experience, most companies run their PLM Initiatives in phases. A few months before they get to the end of a phase, they start a planning activity for the next phase. Its aim is to detail the steps of the phase, and get agreement about its objectives and contents.
In our experience, this planning activity often takes much longer than expected. It highlights new opportunities that should be considered, gets new objectives from management, receives improvement activities from system users, and includes ongoing tasks started in previous phases.
The planning activity overruns, things get forgotten, decisions are rushed, and the resulting plan is in trouble even before it starts.
Sometimes we then get called in to help. Based on our experience, we've developed our Planning PLM Next Steps service to help companies with this activity.