Determining the benefits and cost of improving a client's current level of engineering data management maturity, and how.
Our client wanted to improve their current level of engineering data management (EDM) maturity, and required a business case to identify the opportunities and benefits to address gaps in the near term, and to develop a high-level plan to improve EDM practices in the long term.
In partnership with Advisian Digital, our client conducted a comprehensive assessment across five of their facilities over eleven weeks.
There were two key parts of this assessment:
Mapping how each site fared against a defined maturity criteria for EDM
Determining each site’s readiness for significant change
These two aspects were treated in combination and the following outcomes were accomplished through the assessment.
A scoring mechanism for maturity levels was defined with objective and measurable criteria. At the conclusion of the assessment, each site was mapped to the defined maturity levels.
With no common business processes defined across the sites, no common client roadmap and varying levels of historic investment in engineering data management, the current status of each site was different.
The readiness of each site to deliver a program of change for EDM was also established and was based on the following criteria:
Compelling need/change vision
Actionable next steps
For a site to be classified as 'ready', it needed to meet all of the above criteria.
Roadmap for deployment
A roadmap that moves the sites forward and increases their level of maturity in EDM was developed and proposed over five key stages:
Determine sites to get to foundational level of maturity
Determine sites to get to effective EDM
Integration and continuous improvement
A strategy for deployment of the recommendations across the seven client-operated sites was developed as well as the timeline for the proposed execution.