configuration management

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

A Glimpse into the Future of CM

Part 1: How do model-based approaches impact Configuration Management? Have you noticed that the speed of advancements in technology is rapidly increasing? Have you thought about the impact of these advancements to Configuration Management (CM)? To date, the biggest impact to CM was going from paper based document to a digital document, where the document was still recognizable as a document. Now with Industry 4.0 and (Industrial) Internet of Things the drive and… Read More »A Glimpse into the Future of CM

The True Impact of Industry 4.0 Revealed

Industry 4.0 or Industrie 4.0 was introduced by the German government to promote their manufacturing industry and is often used interchangeably with Internet of Things (IOT) or more specifically Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT). When asked in an online survey [1], 70% of the 60 respondents indicated that they knew what Industry 4.0 or the 4th Industrial revolution was. And when asked which Industry 4.0 initiatives their company is working… Read More »The True Impact of Industry 4.0 Revealed