Download Full Day Schedule. (PDF)BP-ProgramPlanningGovernance_PDF.jpg

Regular Rate $1,395
Late/Walk-in Rate $1,595


Join us for this FULL DAY Program Planning & Governance Series! | Tuesday, May 9

Product development lifecycles are being compressed at rapid rates while product technologies are increasing at rapid rates. This means that more disciplines, and more people, are involved in the program execution. With today’s global markets, operations and supply chains, the program participants are often geographically and culturally dispersed. These factors necessitate program planning and governance capabilities integrated within the PLM platform so that where teams do their work also provides the context and planning of why and when that work should be performed.


9:15-10:00 am
Program Planning & Governance Series - Part 1


New product introduction process at BSH

Mark Homrich
Manager - Product Management
Siemens PLM Software

BSH Household Appliances, a global leader in the home appliances sector, has implemented a highly automated process on Teamcenter that coordinates the planning and execution of work activities from the design and release of parts to sourcing to plant-specific production implementation. We will describe how this process supports BSH’s new product and product variant introductions, as well as, discuss the key benefits and challenges of their approach.

Teradyne perspective on PPG

William Duggan
PLM Director
Teradyne Inc

Teradyne is expanding their global business organically and through acquisitions. With this growth comes the increasing R&D complexity in order to leverage synergies across the businesses. Some of the priories Teradyne is addressing within program/product planning and execution are:

  • Leveraging products and technologies across organizations.
  • Bridging the communication across the Teradyne enterprise and including suppliers and CM’s.
  • Multiple business processes and systems in place.

Bill Duggan will discuss Teradyne’s process driven approach in the program planning and governance and some of the areas they have identified as priorities for integration and leveraging their PLM platform.

10:00-10:15 am BREAK

10:15-11:00 am
Program Planning & Governance Series - Part 2


American Axle perspective on PPG

Lincoln Hughes
Director ME PLM
American Axle & Manufacturing

Learn how AAM is utilizing modular templates based on equipment and process objects in the Bill of Process to capture and assign deliverables and timing for a given program. This approach allows detailed tracking that varies based on scope of the project without large nested schedules.

IES- the Missing Link?

Paul Nelson
Associate Fellow, PLM Discipline
Orbital ATK

As Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems transitions away from cost plus contracts towards primarily firm fixed price contracts, revamping our orchestrated schedule management has become critical path. For a given program, three primary schedules are in play:

  1. Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) – Program office view
  2. Integrated Engineering Schedule (IES) – Engineering view
  3. Factory Schedules – operations/manufacturing view

Synchronizing program schedules, engineering schedules, and factory schedules is a complicated and challenging hurdle for one given program and even harder across many programs for a division within the company. The IES has potential to provide a missing link between the IMS and the factory schedules. Our scheduling pathfinding goals, efforts, and status shall be shared and discussed.

11:00-11:15 am BREAK

11:15-12:00 pm
Program Planning & Governance Series - Part 3

How Effective Organizations Execute, Govern, and Manage PLM Programs

Dipen Parikh
Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Given the complexities of implementing today’s PLM solutions, it is essential for a cross-functional Program Management Office (PMO) to drive execution, govern project decisions, and manage risks across stakeholder groups whether it be the system integrator, client, or subcontractors. This presentation will focus on how organizations operationalize their programs to drive the desired change across PD processes, technology products / interfaces, and R&D organization / talent. Learn how you can apply these concepts in delivering effective solutions for your company or client. Deloitte Consulting is a Siemens PLM consulting and systems integration partner and a PLM World partner/sponsor.

12:00-1:30 pm LUNCH

1:30-2:15 pm
Material Management Series - Part 4

PPG – A Cross Industry Perspective

David Riemer
VP, Aerospace & Defense Strategy
Siemens PLM Software

Leah Stefanski
Solutions Consultant
Siemens PLM Software

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” thus opens Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina. If Mr. Tolstoy had written a book about program management in products organizations, the lead character for that novel might have stated “all successful programs are alike; each failed program fails in its own way”. Whereas each industry has a different approach to program planning and governance, several dimensions are common to all: the program starts with a concept, is planned and executed by people, and delivers a product (and or service). With that premise in mind, this presentation will discuss how program management techniques developed by certain industries could be utilized by other industries to increase program success (and happiness).

2:15-2:30 pm BREAK



2:30-3:15 pm
Program Planning & Governance Series - Part 5

PPG – A Teamcenter Products Perspective

Mohan Sivahari
Business Solutions Manager - PLM
Siemens PLM Software

Mark Homrich
Manager - Product Management
Siemens PLM Software

Effective program planning and execution is a collaborative effort between planning teams and product development teams that results in a clearly defined scope of work that is balanced against and can be delivered within a targeted time frame. However, many organizations experience a disconnect between these two functions and the resultant plan turns out to be short on the time frame and long on the scope of work. The new Program Planning application in Teamcenter delivers a simple approach to top-down, enterprise-wide coordination of long-term, cross-functional product development initiatives to ensure timely delivery of product definition data and final product builds. This session will introduce the application to the PLM World community and demonstrate the best practices to support program planning and governance in complex, fast-paced, agile environments.

3:30-3:45 pm BREAK

3:45-4:15 pm
Program Planning & Governance Series - Part 6

Program Planning and Governance Roundtable

Paul Nelson
Associate Fellow, PLM Discipline
Orbital ATK

To cap the end of the Program Planning and Governance business process themed tract a roundtable shall be conducted. The purpose of this roundtable is to:

  1. Gather demographics, deployment plans, priorities, etc. via audience polling
  2. Distill lessons learned, common priorities/needs, desirable actions/direction, and determine if/how this conversation continues (perhaps via the Siemens PLM Community online forum or as a strategic working group?)
  3. Provide an open question and discussion forum.

Revised 3/14/17 | Schedule subject to change.