change management

Let’s create our own Butterfly Effect

On 10 September 2020 I gave a full day of lectures and workshops on Configuration Management for the Minor Factory of the Future from Avans University of applied sciences at the Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). I had a lot of fun doing this, but I was also impressed by the students ability to stay engaged during some hardcore CM topics like identification, the change process, impact analysis and re-identification. Of course we also did the CM Game. During… Read More »Let’s create our own Butterfly Effect

COVID-19 Impact on Configuration Management

The results The results of the COVID-19 Impact on Configuration Management Survey are in. The survey received 35 responses. Thank you for your participation. The responses came from people representing various industries: And as expected some, about a third of the companies, have felt the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic to their Configuration Management processes and ways of working.  On the question: How would you characterize your pre-COVID-19 CM Implementation? CM Implementation… Read More »COVID-19 Impact on Configuration Management

COVID-19 Impact on Configuration Management Survey

Please take a couple of minutes to fill in this survey. It is a brief survey with max 10 questions to understand the impact of COVID-19 on Configuration Management processes/procedures/ways of working as implemented in your company. The results will be shared on this website (mdux.net). You will remain anonymous, you do not need to share your email address, name or phone number. Go to survey here. Thank you. Martijn

More is more

More is More: Make every Change count!

Joe Barkai (make sure you regularly check his blog for some insightful articles) published the article “How Many ECOs are Preventable?” where he states: Fundamentally, ECOs reflect errors in requirements definition, design or manufacturing. They represent waste in the product development process. ECOs are disruptive and resource intensive, and mature organizations should make an effort to minimize the frequency and impact of ECOs. In this context ECOs are defined as:… Read More »More is More: Make every Change count!

CM2: the cross-platform standard for impact analysis!

CM2 the cross-platform standard for impact analysis! Almost a week ago Jos Voskuil published a post on LinkedIn and virtualdutchman.com (A cross-platform interface standard for impact analysis?) as a response an article of me and Martin Haket (We need a cross-platform interface for impact analysis! Naturally I have to respond with another article as LinkedIn have a very limited way of giving feedback. CM2 (Enterprise CM) First some background on CM2. CM2 provides the operating… Read More »CM2: the cross-platform standard for impact analysis!

We need a cross-platform interface for impact analysis!

We need a cross-platform interface for impact analysis! Co-author: Martin Haket In case you have missed it, at the IpX ConX19 conference in San Diego Martin Haket and me stirred things up with our question to the panel of PLM/CLM vendors when we can expect a proper standard to support Impact Analysis across business systems. Oleg Shilovitsky already posted several articles about this:  Who needs PLM standards? What would happen if PLM vendors would agree on data… Read More »We need a cross-platform interface for impact analysis!

CM is fun

CM is fun Stay tuned for a big announcement end of August 2019 CM is actually a lot of fun For some reason a lot of people perceive Configuration Management as boring,  a lot of administrative bureaucracy, very paper/document oriented, an innovation killer, and a lot of other things which are very well depicted by the man in front of the filing cabinets. This image is what prevents people from… Read More »CM is fun