Using PLM…

You have finished implementing your PLM [document management] solution.  The next extremely important activity is to train your users. In order for your PLM solution to actually work, you must follow 2 rules: ü  All documents [files] must be stored [checked in] in your PLM solution ü  All documents [files] must be retrieved [checked out]…

Understanding PLM…

In my last blog, I discussed the components of a PLM project [Analysis, Design, Construction and Implementation]. The analysis component is critical.  The better job you do on your analysis, the better implementation you will see. Get Smart Learn as much as you can about Product Lifecycle Management [PLM] solutions so that you can make…

Simplifying PLM

A PLM project has 4 major components: Analysis, Design, Construction and Implementation.  Of course, there are many activities within each of these components. Over the years, my experience has shown me that a thorough analysis is generally more than half of the project.  It makes it so much easier to come up with a quality…

The Concept of PLM

I have said before that PLM is the discipline of managing the information throughout the lifecycle of a product or service. The Concept… Implemented properly and PLM will get ‘the right information to the right person at the right time’. Implemented properly means that all workers must gather the information [check out] they need to…

PLM – Not Just an Engineering Discipline

While at lunch this week with a friend, we discussed the definition of PLM.  As my followers know, I have always said that PLM is the discipline of managing the information throughout the lifecycle of a product.  However, there is more to that. When discussing product lifecycle management, the discipline typically has an engineering focus. …

Companies Don’t Purchase PLM Software

They purchase a solution to a problem. When you are working on a home project that requires you to drill a hole, you will go to Home Depot/Lowes to purchase a ‘drill’. You don’t necessarily want a ‘drill’, what you really want is a hole. So, you will purchase something that will make a hole.…

PLM User Acceptance

In a recent blog by Oleg Shilovitsky, he pointed out that ‘70% of projects fail because of the lack of user acceptance.’ I found this to be true in my early experiences. Because of that, I have spent a great deal of time addressing the topic of user acceptance. Address this early and often to…