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Setting up a PLM Program Performance Dashboard that Performs

Setting up a PLM Program Performance Dashboard that Performs

A Complimentary CIMdata Educational Webinar with Jim Roche, Director, Aerospace & Defense Practice, CIMdata

March 14 2019
11:00 EST | 08:00  PST | 17:00 CEST

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Do any of the following statements sound a little too familiar?
  • Plenty of metrics are reported, but the result is not a clear indication of how the program is performing.
  • Maintaining dashboard content is labor and time intensive.
  • It is difficult to bridge the disconnect of terminology and methodology between solution delivery partners.
  • It is difficult to bridge the disconnect between management of the program and management of projects within the program.
  • Monitoring of benefits forecast, which is arguably the most important KPI, is only done after deployment–which is too late.
  • Dashboard tools often constrain or drive dashboard design and operational options.

For a PLM Program today, performance reporting is a requirement. The sponsors want reassurance that their investment is well managed, and the Program Manager wants to monitor performance to stay in front of developing problems and mitigate risk. With this alignment of purpose and with so many great looking dashboard tools available, why are effective program performance dashboards so rare? This webinar will start with a simply stated objective: “Provide an easy-to-view method for reviewing the status of various metrics that are key performance indicators for the PLM Program and its impact on the business.” Then after a brief review of root causes for why it seems so easy but often isn’t, a step-by-step approach for success and examples will be presented. Particularly sticky issues, such as how to track benefits projections through the solution development lifecycle will be discussed in some depth.

What will I learn by attending this webinar?
  • The difference between program performance and solution performance monitoring and need for both of them.
  • The range of performance dimensions that should be monitored.
  • How to decide which key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor.
  • How to integrate performance metrics and reporting from projects at the program level.
  • How to verify the benefits forecast through planning, design, development, and implementation–not just after deployment.
  • How to accommodate and integrate reporting from multiple solution provider contributors to the program.
  • How to set up a program dashboard based on the KISS principle, which is a key success factor.
Who should attend?

Regardless of where you are on your PLM journey you will find this webinar to be timely and informative. Attendees can come from many parts of organizations—PLM is cross functional. People from multiple levels will find the information pertinent and valuable.

Attendees will include:

  • PLM program and project managers
  • PLM program planners
  • PLM solution architects
  • PLM business analysts
  • PLM quality assurance professionals
  • PLM organizational change management professionals
  • Corporate strategic planners
  • Corporate IT planners

During the webinar you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed.


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