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CM Trends 2011
CM Trends S.W.A.T.

Configuration Management Seminars, Workshops, And Training


Past Events

CM Trends 2018 - Harrah's Las Vegas, NV

CM Trends 2018 Las Vegas

136 CM Professionals learned about the latest topics & trends in configuration management at CM Trends 2018. Please download the agenda to learn more about this past event:

 

CM Trends 2017 - Rosen Centre in Orlando, FL

CM Trends 2017 Orlando

122 CM Professionals learned about the latest topics & trends in configuration management at CM Trends 2017. Please download the agenda to learn more about this past event:

 

CM Trends 2016 - Holiday Inn Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX

CM Trends 2014 San Antonio

100 CM Professionals learned about the latest topics & trends in configuration management at CM Trends 2016. They represented 7 different countries and 57 unique organizations. Please download the following documents to learn more about this past event:

 

 
Testimonials & Comments - 2016

"I am re-energized and focused back into CM methodology. During the year, it is easy to get bogged down in the weeks. I am ready to go back and focus on completion of setting up our CM program with fresh approaches to get buy-in from the team members who are not yet on board."

"This class and the conference were excellent! It was very informative and well worth the time to be here!! Thank you!"

"CMPIC continues to provide the best and most up to date coverage of CM available. I look forward to each event."

"Thank you CMPIC for another successful CM Trends, greater knowledge, and a humbled heart."

"This event is worth it with all of the Networking opportunities with CM professionals. It has been so helpful to listen to the experiences of others and how they problem solved their issues! Thank you for proving a forum where CM professionals can come together and talk!"

"So glad I signed up for the CM Trends portion. I'm new to CM and signed up for Course 6. CM Trends was a great intro."

"I would like to thank the team of CMPIC for the excellent organization for making this SWAT a successful one."

"It has been a wonderful week of CM. The presenters were the best! The exchange of knowledge to wide range of environments that is supported is awesome. Exposure to things you are familiar and things to come is very helpful for growth within any organization. I loved being here!"

"Excellent as usual."

"Looking forward to Orlando next year!"

"This was my 1st CM Trends and having been a CM and now working for one of the tools, this was a really good conference. Hopefully able to attend next years."

"Kathy, Kerri, Steve, & all CMPIC staff were helpful and amazing. The MC's were fabulous & were fun during transition times."

"Really enjoyed the conference!"

"Absolutely the Best yet!!! The energy was the highest I have seen! I appreciated the ability to hear the G33! This is the Best part for me!! Thank you for allowing and honoring me with being a part of this wonderful conference!!"

"All presentations were great."

"The coupling of presentations helped the Q&A sessions be successful and not too redundant. Venue and IT support was great. Organization of event was well put together!"

"Workshop was great! Speakers were amazing and inspirational!"




QUESTION: Did you learn something new at this event that you will be able to use in your workplace?

RESPONSES:


  • Project Lifecycle Management

  • That companies are starting CM at napkin sketches

  • Tips for applying CM in R&D type projects

  • There is a CM tool that I can modify and use at my agency for CM compliance

  • The SAE checklist and looking forward to sharing it

  • Risk management as it applies to change management

  • That CM needs to be involved in orientation of new employees

  • Yes - all the different committees available

  • That I am “a practitioner in a world of smart people" and that's ok!

  • Use the 649 standard as a reference, particularly the templates

  • More about standards 649-C

  • Yes, 3D printing, 3D PDF, and "the cloud". Met some amazing people!

  • Lifecycle of CM and to initiate it earlier in our process

  • Relieving the burden of CM

  • Leadership in involving and mentoring those around you

  • DAU LOG 204

  • The need for datatwin & data thread

  • What is CM, importance of CM

  • Lots!

  • There are CM standards. Organizations to join

  • Structuring and how to differentiate between configuration item and change control

  • Mentor a junior co-worker

  • BIM and statistics graphs

  • The scope of SAE SSTC

  • General CM application; standards implementation

  • BIM info

  • 649 standard

  • CM has a wider landscape than I knew of

  • Change management

  • G-33 process

  • Data item descriptions CDRL & SDRL

  • Statistical graphics, BIM, LEAN Management

  • Standards around configuration management

  • Actually, everything! CM seems valuable

  • I found BIM fascinating. I'll be sure to take this tech back to the team to see how we can leverage it.

  • G-33 Committee information and 649 discussion - very good

 


CM Trends 2015 - Wyndham Bayside in San Diego, CA

CM Trends 2015 San Diego

91 CM Professionals learned about the latest topics & trends in configuration management at CM Trends 2015. They represented 7 different countries and 54 unique organizations. Please download the following documents to learn more about this past event:

 
Testimonials & Comments - 2015

"Enjoyed it! So worth the trip. Planning my justification for next year! Thanks to All!"

"First time at the CM Trends and thought the seminars were very thought provoking. Enjoyed networking with fellow CM Professionals."

"My time with CM has been self taught. This conference has been a wealth of knowledge that has changed my perspective."

"This forum provides a great opportunity to share CM experiences and knowledge between professionals from a wide variety of locations and activities. It's the best way I've found to stay up to date on rules and guidelines."

"This conference has provided an abundance of CM information and topics that stretch my perception of what CM is all about. Thank you for putting together a great number and variety of speakers."

"I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to attend this event. The training provided was current and relevant. I will be able to apply the skills I have learned immediately. I look forward to the next SWAT!"

"I found so many useful and thought provoking presentations. ... Thanks to the CMPIC crew for coordinating all of the speakers presentations, the attendees, and the conference itself. It was a great time, with lots of tangible nuggets to take back and implement. Looking forward to the future CMPIC events and courses!"

"Enjoyed the Q&As and the terminology workshop."

"CM Trends was very beneficial for the networking purposes! Everyone around the table is very knwoledgeable so it's exciting to hear how others handle CM."

"Enjoyed the discussion among a group of people that struggle with the same issues I do."

"I really like the timing of speakers compares to group CM discussion breaks. This allows time for conversations during the day and not just during lunch or dinner. This was a stress-less event instead of feeling rushed - great job!"

"Very well organized."

"Amazing seminar!! Venue, speakers, and agendas were fantastic! So much to learn, so little time!"

"[Speaker's] material was clean and concise and provided great insight for work that I actualy perform."

"I was really impressed with the conference - y'all should be proud of what you're doing for our discipline!"

"The event was very robust and full of valuable insight and innovative information. Thank you for providing this opportunity! Getting stakeholder buy in and the psychology of getting other stakeholder buy in to CM and change management are major milestones to managing configuration and change management. I got some excellent ideas on how to mitigate."


QUESTION: Did you learn something new at this event that you will be able to use in your workplace? Please list subjects:

RESPONSES:


  • "The up and coming future of PLM"
  • "Detils about EIA-649-1"
  • "Specifics on how to get management buy in."
  • "Use the knowledge of the tool to better your process"
  • "The standards that are the source of using CM processes"
  • "implementing product lifecycle management software"
  • "How to convince management of what we need."
  • "I took a nuggest from each speaker and will apply within my environment"
  • "Yes - I learned tools for stakeholder buy in"
  • "Application of CM for Highly Customizable product."
  • "Understanding CM in the context of options"
  • "Relationships vs assembly / PN # assignments"
  • "Stakeholder Analysis & modular system management"
  • "A lot of great ideas!"
  • "CM in a virtual environment. Functional groupings and relationships (documenting)"
  • "Other companies are looking at data/sharing and collection of information from End-to-end instead of one does all approach"
  • "Learned that we can challenge the "tools lead, fools follow" mantra. Great presentation!"
  • "CM Metrics, terminology discussion"
  • "Yes. CM Hero's characteristics."
  • "Marketing CM, Roles & Responsibilities"
  • "Great info on PLM!"
  • "Virtual CM Perspectives"
  • "Yes. Different innovative approach to standing up CM - not just an enterprise"
  • "The importance of a written CM plan."
  • "SAE 649-B, 649-1, specifics"
  • "How to get $ for CM"
  • "CM Strategies"

 

 

 


CM Trends 2014 - Holiday Inn Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX

CM Trends 2014 San Antonio

97 CM Professionals learned about the latest topics & trends in configuration management at CM Trends 2014. They represented 10 different countries and 55 unique organizations. Please download the following documents to learn more about this past event:

 
Testimonials & Comments - 2014

"This conference has left me energized and excited about CM. It was very beneficial to hear about CM at other companies."

"Thank you for putting CM professionals in one place. The networking experience was priceless!"

"I thought I knew about CM in my own little world. This experience has really opened my eyes. I am glad that I came with no expectations because I did not know what to expect. Had I had them, this would have blown me away!"

"Great job - very inspirational & motivating. Definitely will take back a lot of lessons learned."

"Really enjoyed the presentations and great discussions."

"Great work & interactive environment. Makes CM interesting while being instructive."

"We enjoyed our time at the conference and appreciate the opportunity to be part of your wonderful organization."

"Informative session and good group."

"Excellent event, very good speakers. Loved meeting and networking with other CM professionals. ... Interesting business topics and games/team building activities."

"The ideas were great. Very inspiring."

"The conference was informative, fun, and exceeded all expectations I had. Great job!"


QUESTION: Did you learn something new at this event that you will be able to use in your workplace? Please list subjects:

RESPONSES:


  • "CM Standards that are in the process of being updated"
  • "What CM will become"
  • "How to think about model-driven CM / engineering"
  • "The importance of having a complete, well-documented baseline"
  • "Circular life cycle management"
  • "How to adequately display metrics for management"
  • "Complex Systems - I will look differently at CM situations in my work environment"
  • "I learned about the update to the 649 handbook and am looking forward to using it"
  • "Relationships vs assembly / PN # assignments"
  • "The use and importance of CM"
  • "3D Modeling in place of documentation"
  • "Yes - lots of new ideas and concepts."
  • "Ideas about the diversity of choice for customers and the effect on your CM"
  • "Some of the same problems share across the globe."
  • "Enforcing CDRLs"
  • "Many commitments and action items to improve CM processes in my facility"
  • "It made me think that I have to know how to use CM for circular economy"
  • "CM strategy for complex systems"
  • "Yes, I have several slides to reference when I get back to work"

 

 

 


CM Trends 2013 - The Rosen Plaza in Orlando, FL

CM Trends 2013 Orlando

62 CM Professionals were in attendance at CMPIC's annual event, CM Trends 2013. They represented 9 different countries and over 45 organizations. Please download the following documents to learn more about this past event:

 
Testimonials & Comments - 2013

"Thanks for another great conference!"

"I really enjoyed the intimacy of this event. The level of knowledge and skills was amazing."

"The conference was very informative and well managed. My thanks to CMPIC for holding a great conference!"

"Thanks for a great CM event!"

"Great job by all. Lots of info. Well organized. Thank you."

"Thank you all for the presentations on the flash drive. I'm sure they will prove to be invaluable!"

"Good conference. Will attend again."


QUESTION: Did you learn something new at this event that you will be able to use in your workplace? Please list subjects:

RESPONSES:


  • "Updates to Mil-STD 3046."
  • "CM in NATO."
  • "New approaches to get teams to work with us."
  • "How to create automation to streamline the process."
  • "The use of surveys for identifying "pain" points in the CM environment."
  • "Core products versus family products."
  • "Securing social data."
  • "The importance of gathering metrics."
  • "Product CM vs Enterprise CM."
  • "Enjoyed learning what has changed in the standards."
  • "Mil-STD 3046, 649, ISO info, metrics, CM processes and procedures…"

 

 

 



CM Trends 2012 - The U.S. Grant in San Diego, CA

US Grant, CM Trends 2012

CM Trends 2012 was an amazing success with over 114 attendees from 11 different countries and 71 different organizations. Please download the following documents to learn about this past event. Thank you for your support.

 
Testimonials & Comments - 2012

“Best conference to date!! CM is constantly changing and it’s nice to come and learn from other CM Professionals”

“Thank you for putting on such a wonderful conference. I found it to be very insightful and it added so much to my CM Knowledge. I am now back at work and excited to start implementing some of the things I learned.”

“This was the best and most informative CM conference I have ever attended.”

“Probably the most independent CM insight information.”

“Excellent conference format, as it is great to listen to the [variety of] presentations. Outstanding emcee!”

“Good conference. Lots of information. I hope to attend future conferences.”

“Great job! Tina was fantastic as MC. Lots of great speakers.”

“Great conference. Lots of variety of passion and many valuable stories”

“Excellent opportunity. I learned a lot!”

"Thanks ... for a very well run and useful two and a half days."

“CM Topics [and] presentations were very beneficial. Great job.”


QUESTION: Did you learn something new at this event that you will be able to use in your workplace? Please list subjects:

RESPONSES:


  • “Absolutely! Global Enterprise Alignment / Integrated Requirements”
  • “Yes, the “one size fits all” model and how its not a panacea was very insightful.”
  • “Yes! CM TNG Method. CC Process. Data Management.”
  • “Yes, new military standards to be released.”
  • “Got good procedural ideas.”
  • “Tracking/Controlling the amount of changes during product development. Putting Product requirements documents under CM control.”
  • “Data Management”
  • “Best Practices”
  • “Requirements management, hardware/software trends, CM in mergers”
  • “Techniques for facilitating organizational change”
  • “That training can be broken down into bite-sized pieces by using short videos”
  • “The escalating amount of electronics and software in our products needs to be accommodated in our CM system”
  • “Learned about other companies’ products. Got ideas for improvement. Inspired to do things better.”
  • “Value for communication and simplification of training”
  • “Process and procedure importance, management support, tools after process”
  • “[The] need to increase Software CM without compromising hardware CM.”
  • “Foundations of a successful configuration manager”
  • “Yes, how important proper CM is and how I can sell it to others.”

 

 

 


CM Trends 2011 - The Rosen Plaza in Orlando, FL

CM Trends 2011 Rosen Plaza

CM Trends 2011 had over 70 attendees from 7 different countries and 64 different organizations. Feel free to download the following documents to learn more about this past event:

 
Testimonials & Comments - 2011

"CMPIC provides a great benefit and opportunity for CM Professionals! Without this conference, the Profession of CM would not be living the way it should!"

"Thank you, CMPIC. I can use all the info from these briefings to perform better CM within [my] organization."

"Yes, [I learned] a lot! Will take this info back to educate my staff and others in the company and my customer. Good learning experience - Thank you."

"Very motivated to go back to the workplace and tackle some of the issues at hand."

"Got info on all the different CM usergroups and organizations."

"Interesting topics and well put together."

"Thank you for a wonderful CM Conference yet again!"



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CM Trends 2011