Configuration Management for Engineers, Project Managers and Quality Assurance Professionals

CMPIC Course 12:  16 hours  |  1.60 CEUs


CMPIC instructor teaching an Engineer, Project Manager, and Quality Assurance Professionals about Configuration Management


Configuration Management (CM) is an integral part of Engineering, Project Management and Quality Assurance. Many engineers, project managers and quality professionals know about the “CM department” but few know of the enormous benefits CM can bring when properly integrated with engineering / project management / QA.

This 16-hour course will provide a high level overview of the role of configuration management as it relates to overall efficiency and effectiveness. It will address the benefits of integrating CM with engineering / project management / Quality Assurance, responsibilities associated with CM, and the various elements of CM such as: planning, identification, change management, status accounting, verification, and audit. Attendees will be exposed to the complete landscape of CM activities and will learn how to make CM processes work for them.




After successfully completing this course, you will receive a certificate of completion from CMPIC LLC and 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). There is no exam and no certification given for this course.



This class is intended for engineers, project managers, quality assurance personnel along with any other professional interested in the relationship between configuration management and engineering / project management / QA.

NOTE: This class is only available to be taught on-site at your facility to 10 or more students. Please review CMPIC's on-site policy for more details.


There are no prerequisites for this course.



    Part 1
  • Configuration Management (CM): A High Level View
  • CM History, Benefits, Requirements
  • CM and the Product Life Cycle
  • Workshop #1
  • Elements of CM: Brief Overview
  • Configuration Identification
  • Change Management: Preparation and Disposition
  • Workshop #2

    Part 2
  • Change Management: Implementation
  • Deviations, Waivers, and Variances
  • Configuration Status Accounting
  • Workshop #3
  • Configuration Verification and Audit
  • CM Plans and Planning
  • CM and New Development
  • “So You Don’t Want CM?”



Nice job keeping us all engaged in the exploration of CM. Staying focused on the 5 aspects of CM allow us to take away something concrete that we will remember. I do truly believe that effective CM is key to any effective organization.

Your real-world examples made the class very relatable. In my 17 years as a contractor, this has been one of my favorite training classes.

Very good presentation of good use of industry examples of both good and bad CM.

My knowledge of CM has been increased.

Wish I took this training 4 years ago when my team was working on a new project. Though, this class will help me now and in the near future.

I loved the format of this class. The instructor was extremely engaging and knowledgeable. The class materials are well written and easy to understand. Highly recommended!

I am impressed with this class so much so that I plan to become CMPIC certified soon!

It was very important to me to have the engineering group understand that CM is not an individual person - clerk in charge of paperwork. CM is a company function. This class gave me ideas on how to better our processes. It was well taught. Thanks CMPIC!