Sep 29, 2014: Pre-Conference with CMII-Tutorial - From CM to CMII/IPE for Executives

The Pre-Conference gives a brief overview of the CMII model for Configuration Management. It is an ideal introduction into CMII.

icm-logo.jpgCMII is about changing faster and documenting better. It is about accommodating change and keeping requirements clear, concise and valid. This one-day tutorial will quantify the resources being spent on corrective action. It will identify the root causes and provide the CMII solutions.

This tutorial describes how physical item hierarchies can be used to break end-item products down into their most manageable increments and how a closed-loop change process is used to process changes and upgrade requirements.

It will describe how to categorize changes and process at least 75% of the total on a fast-track basis, the major cost drivers for changes and how those costs can be minimized.

Finally, it will describe the potential for using one common change process throughout the entire organization.

Language: English

Instructor: Carol Cotty - CMII Trainer, ConfigOnline - CMII South Africa

08:30 - 09:00 Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 - 13:00 Introduction to CMII
  1. An organization runs on requirements
  2. Corrective Action: Causes and Solutions
  3. Needed Solutions Reside in the CM Domain
  4. Physical Item Hierarchies and Linkages
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 18:00 CMII Baselines and CMII Change Process
  1. Product Development and Baselines
  2. Project Management: Two Cycles, not One
  3. Closed-Loop & Fast-Track Change Process
  4. About CMII/IPE Enabling Software Tools
18:00 End of Pre-Conference - Free evening on your own

Sep 30, 2014: Main Conference 1st Day

The main conference will start at 9:00. Registration is open from 8:30 until 9:00. 

Conference Language: English

08:30-09:00 Registration and welcome coffee
09:00-09:15 Welcome from organizer and masters of ceremonies

Guido Weischedel, GfKM - CMII Europe
Carol Cotty, ConfigOnline - CMII South Africa

09:15-10:00 KEYNOTE: Strategic Portfolio Planning using a Scalable Reference Process Model

Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Jivka Ovtcharova, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Germany

10:00-10:45 Repeatable Modification Change Process: End-to-end evaluation of the change in a helicopter company

Aline Weingartner, Airbus Helicopters - France

10:45-11:30 Networking coffee break
11:30-12:15 How to manage complex and highly customized helicopter configurations along the product life cycle in order to ensure mission availability?

Dirk Blume, Airbus Helicopters - Germany

12:15-13:00 Configuration Management in the Ariane Program

Roland Winkler, Airbus Defence and Space - Germany

13:00-14:30 Networking lunch break
14:30-15:15 Innovative 3D product visualization based on configuration and variant requirements for the first swiss helicopter

Andreas Renker, Marenco – Switzerland

15:15-18:00 CM Café "Challenges and Organizational Enablers to drive Configuration Management for Complex Products"

At café tables you will discuss key questions on challenges and organizational enablers under the guidance of assigned moderators. Stimulated by a café atmosphere new perspectives and ideas will be exchanged. Participants will move from one café table to another in order to combine insights and different views from various experts. You will experience intensive discussions, share innovative ideas and identify practical solutions.

Moderated by Natalie Regelmann and Daniel Mund, P3 Group – Germany

19:00-23:00 Get Together sponsored by P3 Group


Oct 1, 2014: Main Conference 2nd Day

The second day of the main conference will start at 8:15 and will finish around 17:00. 

Conference Language: English

08:15-08:30 Welcome back by master of ceremonies

Carol Cotty, ConfigOnline - CMII South Africa

08:30-09:15 KEYNOTE: Individual Customers, unique Businesses - Organizational Enablers to Drive Mass Customization and Modular Product Develpment

Paul Christoph Gembarski and Prof. Dr. Lachmayer, Leibniz University Hannover - Germany
Daniel Mund and Dr. Henry Jonas, P3 Group - Germany

09:15-10:00 Coping with the challenges of a variant-based environment

Eda Altin,FNSS – Turkey

10:00-10:30 Networking coffee break
10:30-11:15 Is it the product that makes CM complex or ...

Pascal van Kempen, Philips Health Care – The Netherlands

11:15-12:00 Managing changes in complex products controlling product configurations

Ad Thielen, PTC - The Netherlands

12:00-13:00 Networking lunch break
13:00-15:00 Consult your peer: Configuration Management for Complex Products

You will have the opportunity to discuss your specific questions and challenges with participating experts. Propose the topic you want to discuss and have your own slot for a detailed exchange with peers, getting new insights based on their experience and views. This way everyone will be involved to find the best solution! The results will be presented and distributed afterwards.

Moderated by Natalie Regelmann and Daniel Mund, P3 Group - Germany

15:00-15:45 Maintenance cost optimization through obsolescence management – insights to a case study of the Swiss Federal Railways

Björn Bartels, AMSYS – Germany

15:45-16:30 Why Modularization? The Fastest Way to Configurable Products

Alex von Yxkull, Modular Management - Sweden

16:30-16:45 Wrap-up and finishing remarks

Carol Cotty, ConfigOnline - CMII South Africa

16:45 End of the CMII Europe 2014 Conference