Our product life cycle management doesn’t seem to be doing that well, how can we assess it?

The topic of this post is a question I always get asked, so I thought I would turn to Quora to ask the general product management community, how can they assess poor performing PLM? Check out the answers below including mine:

I don’t think the other answers understand what the question might be concerning. However, I write about this in my book “Building Insanely Great Products: Some Products Fail, Many Succeed…This book is their Story” available on Amazon. Now Available in Paperback: Building Insanely Great Products on Amazon

Many companies have a framework they follow, and as a result, they move up the process maturity curve. Others have not or a poor one or do not follow it very well. As a result, as one VP at a company that just introduced and had 5 product failures in a row said, “If you don’t have a process, then the company creates a culture of blame.”

Here is a set of 16 questions to ask about your process: 16 Questions to Assess Your Product Management Life Cycle

David Fradin

Nowadays, its hard truth that data management is harder than data creation.

PLM does the same thing. it is to ease the data management throughout the lifespan (from concept to end of life) of the part or product.

If you think your PLM system is not doing as per the requirement then you need to look back again to your PLM system

  1. Draw and design how you expect the PLM system is on paper or anywhere
  2. Follow scrum meetings and brainstorming sessions for PLM processes and concepts
  3. PLM is not only about CAD data management, it’s about Lifecycle management, Variant & Configuration management, BOM and Change Management etc along with Downstream application support.
  4. etc…

You try to follow such points, it will help you to find the solution.

Imran Khan

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