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The Politics of Enterprise Software: Getting and Keeping Support for a Sustainable PLM Initiative
A CIMdata PLM Enterprise Value & Integration Workshop
November 2, 2016 | The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, MI

Morning Session - Wednesday, November 2, 2016
  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. | Registration and Networking over Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions
    Tom Gill, Practice Manager, PLM Enterprise Value & Integration, CIMdata [Bio]
  • 8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | Successful PLM Program Process
    Tom Gill, Practice Manager, PLM Enterprise Value & Integration, CIMdata [Bio]
    A review of CIMdata's PLM Transformation Methodology.
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Business Challenges and the Path Forward
    Frank Popielas, Executive Consultant, CIMdata [Bio]
    The business environment is becoming much more challenging with the fast developing technologies, especially in the digital space nowadays. PLM as enterprise technology is center-stage. We will discuss specific challenges for PLM projects in this new fast-paced environment and how to overcome those challenges.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Networking Break & Group Exercise
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Workshop Exercise - Part 1
    Small group conversations where attendees share their issues and remedies.

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Networking Over Lunch

Afternoon Session – Wednesday,November 2, 2016
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Workshop Exercise - Part 2
    Small groups share their issues and remedies with the full group.
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Using an ROI model to Justify a PLM Program
    John MacKrell, Vice President, CIMdata [Bio]
    Benefits of PLM help companies understand both the impact of solutions on the business but also can indicate what should be done early in a PLM project. They are also predictors of where companies will receive rapid value from their PLM investments. PLM ROI—the combination of monetary benefits and PLM solution costs—serves as one part of how to justify the value of PLM to an enterprise to management and others. This workshop session will cover how to develop PLM benefits, a field tested ROI methodology, and how to use these to support how your enterprise can achieve both short- and long-term value from PLM.
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Concluding Remarks

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