BAE Systems Executive, Neil J. Fleming, to Present at CIMdata's PLM Road Map for the Aerospace & Defense Industry in collaboration with PDT Europe

Presentation will show how changes in the approach to program management resulted in improvements in delivery performance.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 18 October 2016 - CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces that Neil J. Fleming, IM&T Solution Design Manager at BAE Systems Maritime Submarines, will make a presentation on "Improving PLM Delivery Performance with Solution Adoption Measures Linked to Milestone Approval," at PLM Road Map™ for the Aerospace & Defense Industry. PLM Road Map will take place on November 8 and will be followed by PDT Europe on November 9-10. The venue for both events is the Renaissance Paris La Defense, Paris, France. 

Since 2010, BAE Systems Maritime Submarines has been running a major business change program to create an Integrated Product Delivery Environment (IPDE), including a new PLM solution implementation. In such a large and complex transformational program, a number of design and delivery challenges were encountered along the way, and by 2014 IPDE was under significant pressure to fulfill its full scope. Customer contractual requirements changed, requiring objective evidence of the business adoption of new tools and processes, which were to be linked to milestone payments for completion. The remaining IPDE deliverables were re-planned as a series of six releases to take place during 2015 and 2016. The content of each release was negotiated with stakeholders, and a series of business-focused adoption measures agreed and publicized. A requirements management toolset was used to ensure clear linkage between requirements and test/acceptance criteria, and resulted in great improvements to the quality of the releases. Delivery performance dramatically improved, and the program is currently on track to complete on plan and within budget. Mr. Fleming's presentation will describe the changes in the program management approach and the resultant improvements in delivery performance. 

As the IM&T Solution Design Manager for BAE Systems Maritime Submarines, Mr. Fleming is part of the team responsible for implementing PLM in a major submarine program. After graduating from Paisley College of Technology, Mr. Fleming joined Vickers Shipbuilding & Engineering Ltd (now part of BAE Systems) where he carried out combat systems design and integration testing. He then moved to the Surface Ships department, where he set up and managed a Novell Netware PC/Mac network for tendering purposes. After transferring to the Program Management Office for a surface ship program, he became involved in a business change program which led to a move to the Engineering CAD Department.

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About PLM Road Map for the Aerospace & Defense Industries

PLM Road Map  2016 for the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) Industry in collaboration with PDT Europe, is the must-attend event for A&D industry executives and PLM practitioners globally-providing independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the A&D industry germinate and take root. The theme for this year's conference is "Joining Forces to Remediate Common Pain Points and Build a Platform for the Next Generation of Product Lifecycle Management."

About CIMdata

CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise's ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM-enabling technologies.



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