configuration management

Interview by Jos Voskuil: PLM and Configuration Management

Jos Voskuil a.k.a. Virtual Dutchman a.k.a. the PLM Doctor has interviewed me on the topic of PLM and Configuration Management.  I will give an answer to the following questions: When discussing Configuration Management, what is the pure definition, what is CM2 as a practice and what is IpX‘s role and please explain where you fit in this picture People are claiming that if you implement PLM as an enterprise backbone, not as an engineering tool,… Read More »Interview by Jos Voskuil: PLM and Configuration Management

Configuration Management for Startups

During my interview with Jennifer Moore from Minerva, Jennifer suggested that it would be interesting to read a post on Configuration Management for Startups.  I thought that was an excellent idea, so here it is.  For most startups configuration management might not be the first thing on their mind, or even the second or third…. But whether consciously aware about it or not, most if not all startups are dealing with configuration management. This post… Read More »Configuration Management for Startups

Why CM2 for Faster Change and Better Documentation: an interview by Jennifer Moore for Minerva PLM TV

Jennifer Moore from Minerva PLM TV interviewed me recently. We talked about Enterprise Configuration management, CM2, more vs less changes, change faster and document better, the challenges of CM, how to get your CM journey started and more. For me the CM journey started when I was still working at Philips with the book CMII for Business Process Infrastructure by Vincent C. Guess. This book was the reason to invite… Read More »Why CM2 for Faster Change and Better Documentation: an interview by Jennifer Moore for Minerva PLM TV

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

Doing the right thing

Doing the Right Thing

Recently several articles and discussions have taken place on the topic of the ROI of PLM and why it is so hard to sell PLM: 30 January 2020: PLM Myths and Business Reality by Oleg Shilovitsky 26 January 2020: The Myth-perception by Jos Voskuil 22 January 2020: PLM Circa 2020 – How To Stop Selling Myths? by Oleg Shilovitsky 19 January 2020: The PLM ROI Myth by Jos Voskuil 27 January 2015, but re-posted… Read More »Doing the Right Thing

CM-Games.com Launched

Can you Design, Order and Build the right configuration? The big announcement has arrived. CM-Games.com has officially been launched as a place to share Configuration Management games that help create awareness about configuration management and train people on CM relevant skills.  The first CM Game that is published is a fun and dynamic game to create awareness about configuration management and the challenges surrounding CM. It can be used at any level… Read More »CM-Games.com Launched

Enterprise CM as foundation for a Lean & Agile business

Enterprise CM as foundation for a Lean & Agile business To be lean/agile, you need to be able to rely on well defined processes that people can adhere to, which leads to consistent quality documentation (and I do not mean comprehensive documentation), leading to quality products that required zero to minor corrective actions (read waste) to come to be. This is exactly what enterprise configuration management like CM2 will bring a business.… Read More »Enterprise CM as foundation for a Lean & Agile business

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

A Glimpse into the future of CM – #3

A Glimpse into the future of CM – #3 Part 3: Types of models from a configuration management perspective. In a Glimpse into the future of CM – Part 1 [1,2] the Industry 4.0 Committee of the Integrated Process Excellence (IPX) Congress concluded that a Model is not the same as a Dataset as defined by CM2. The Industry 4.0 Committee defined a model as: a digital graphical, conceptual, mathematical, logical and/or physical… Read More »A Glimpse into the future of CM – #3

A Glimpse into the future of CM – #2

Part 2: How to structure the various types of models and datasets? It is no secret that product complexity keeps increasing and with that the number of dependencies increases as well. Not only product complexity also supply chain complexity increases. So how can you ensure that all information for a product/platform is captured and structured in such a way that it facilitates the change process efficiently and effectively? It all… Read More »A Glimpse into the future of CM – #2