Business Management System Only As Good As Its Users
The plm system put in place should be good. Because by now, the plm system architecture will have been designed, developed, implemented, initiated, propagated and installed by suitably qualified and experienced engineers. Note further that the engineer is not one single person who plots a design and then proceeds to build a compacted hardware and software structure that still needs to be fitted to the customer’s business.
The engineer in this case encompasses a range of significant or strategic stakeholders as the case may be for the business concern. It is always necessary for a business development manager or project leader to be at the head of the plot and plan stage. This would be pertinent to the (completely) new business. But it goes without saying that the longer any established business holds out, the more they will be placing their organization under review.
It should be an imperative that it is always subject to change. The business cannot afford to remain stagnant, certainly not against the backdrop of continuing and numerous (external) market changes. New technologies to the organizational and organogram infrastructure still need to be developed and introduced to the business owner. You may well find that no matter how complex these new technologies may appear on the surface; they no longer intimidate or overwhelm the small to medium sized business owner.
The business developer takes full account of the employer and employees’ current levels of skills. There will undoubtedly be an upgrade in this area in the sense that training will be provided. The project leader also needs to note the business’s current processes and to which markets it is currently geared towards. Ultimately, the PLM system architecture installed needs to be as user-friendly as possible.