Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2012


Timothy Anderson

Course Title

Project Management

Course Number

ETM 545/645


Product life cycle -- Management, Project management -- Methodology, Technology -- Management


Product Lifecycle management (PLM) is the integration of several tools within an organization to help streamline all of the activities in the product development lifecycle. PLM systems help to create a common platform for product development and improve communication and collaboration throughout an organization.

The PLM systems of today include many additional features and integrated components including elements to support strategic capabilities, design capabilities, data management capabilities, collaborative capabilities, and foundational capabilities.

This paper looks to solve some of the selection questions around PLM systems by developing a framework for selection of a PLM system from the perspective of the Project Manager.


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