Training Dates and Locations

Early Registration Discount

To qualify for the early registration discounted fee you must register for a class 30 or more days before the event. If you register 29 days or less before an event you will be charged the regular fee. Government employees qualify for an additonal discount as noted below.

CITY COURSE COURSE # DATE HOTEL
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD SOFTWARE CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT SCM-603 APRIL 24-25 2017 HAMPTON INN NATIONAL HARBOR
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD LEVEL II CERTIFICATION EXAM CISCM APRIL 25 2017 HAMPTON INN NATIONAL HARBOR
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD 649-B CM PRINCIPLES, TAILORING & IMP CM-649-B APRIL 26-28 2017 HAMPTON INN NATIONAL HARBOR
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD LEVEL IV CERTIFICATION EXAM C649P APRIL 28 2017 HAMPTON INN NATIONAL HARBOR
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT CCM-601 MAY 8-9 2017 HAMPTON INN NATIONAL HARBOR
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD ADVANCED CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT ACM-602 MAY 10-11 2017 HAMPTON INN NATIONAL HARBOR
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD LEVEL I CERTIFICATION EXAM CICM MAY 12 2017 HAMPTON INN NATIONAL HARBOR
SAN DIEGO, CA CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT CCM-601 JUNE 5-6 2017 CALL FOR HOTEL INFORMATION
SAN DIEGO, CA ADVANCED CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT ACM-602 JUNE 7-8 2017 CALL FOR HOTEL INFORMATION
SAN DIEGO, CA LEVEL I CERTIFICATION EXAM CICM JUNE 9 2017 CALL FOR HOTEL INFORMATION
CHARLESTON, SC CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT CCM-601 JULY 10-11 2017 CALL FOR HOTEL INFORMATION
CHARLESTON, SC ADVANCED CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT ACM-602 JULY 12-13 2017 CALL FOR HOTEL INFORMATION
CHARLESTON, SC LEVEL I CERTIFICATION EXAM CICM JULY 14 2017 CALL FOR HOTEL INFORMATION
WASHINGTON, DC TECHNICAL DATA MANAGEMENT TDCM-607 AUGUST 7-8 2017 EMBASSY SUITES TYSONS CORNER
WASHINGTON, DC LEVEL V CERTIFICATION EXAM CTDMP AUGUST 8 2017 EMBASSY SUITES TYSONS CORNER
WASHINGTON, DC 649-B CM PRINCIPLES, TAILORING & IMP CM-649-B AUGUST 9-11 2017 EMBASSY SUITES TYSONS CORNER
WASHINGTON, DC LEVEL IV CERTIFICATION EXAM C649P AUGUST 11 2017 EMBASSY SUITES TYSONS CORNER
WASHINGTON, DC CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT CCM-601 SEPTEMBER 18-19 2017 EMBASSY SUITES TYSONS CORNER
WASHINGTON, DC ADVANCED CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT ACM-602 SEPTEMBER 20-21 2017 EMBASSY SUITES TYSONS CORNER
WASHINGTON, DC LEVEL I CERTIFICATION EXAM CICM SEPTEMBER 22 2017 EMBASSY SUITES TYSONS CORNER
CANBERRA, AUST CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT CCM-601 MARCH 20-21 2017 DIPLOMAT HOTEL
CANBERRA, AUST ADVANCED CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT ACM-602 MARCH 22-23 2017 DIPLOMAT HOTEL
CANBERRA, AUST LEVEL I CERTIFICATION EXAM CICM MARCH 24 2017 DIPLOMAT HOTEL
CANBERRA, AUST 649-B PRINCIPLES, TAILORING & IMPLEMENTATION CM-649-B MARCH 27-29 2017 DIPLOMAT HOTEL
CANBERRA, AUST LEVEL IV CERTIFICATION EXAM C649P MARCH 29 2017 DIPLOMAT HOTEL
CANBERRA, AUST TECHNICAL DATA MANAGEMENT TDCM-607 MARCH 30-31 2017 DIPLOMAT HOTEL
CANBERRA, AUST LEVEL V CERTIFICATION EXAM CTDMP MARCH 31 2017 DIPLOMAT HOTEL
MELBOURNE, AUST SOFTWARE CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT SCM-603 APRIL 3-5 2017 MELBOURNE PARKVIEW HOTEL
MELBOURNE, AUST LEVEL II CERTIFICATION EXAM CISCM APRIL 5 2017 MELBOURNE PARKVIEW HOTEL
MELBOURNE, AUST ENTERPRISE CM IMPLEMENTATION ECM-605 APRIL 6-7 2017 MELBOURNE PARKVIEW HOTEL
MELBOURNE, AUST LEVEL III CERTIFICAITON EXAM CCMP APRIL 7 2017 MELBOURNE PARKVIEW HOTEL
CANBERRA, AUST FUNDAMENTALS OF LOGISTICS LOG-F-501 MARCH 27-28 2017 Ibis Styles
CANBERRA, AUST NEW LOGISTICS ELEMENTS LOG-E-502 MARCH 29-30 2017 Ibis Styles
CANBERRA, AUST LOGISTICS LEVEL I CERTIFICATION EXAM CLI MARCH 31 2017 Ibis Styles
MELBOURNE, AUST FUNDAMENTALS OF LOGISTICS LOG-F-501 APRIL 3-4 2017 MELBOURNE PARKVIEW HOTEL
MELBOURNE, AUST NEW LOGISTICS ELEMENTS LOG-E-502 APRIL 5-6 2017 MELBOURNE PARKVIEW HOTEL
MELBOURNE, AUST LOGISTICS LEVEL I CERTIFICATION EXAM CLI APRIL 7 2017 MELBOURNE PARKVIEW HOTEL

Australia Registration contact Crown Management Consultants


CMTF Courses and Certification Programs

Start you training with CMTF programs and get a good foundation that will last

We have a new CM Track and Level IV certification specifically designed for anyone trying to implement a 649-B compliant CM Program or tailor 649-1 and 649-2 CM requirements for a contract. This Track is comprised of 1 course, 3 days in length. Certification will be granted at the end of the second course. This is going to be a very popular class. It will incorporate the latest interactive hands-on learning techniques using innovative new tools. Everyone is welcome, there are no prerequisites.

To add value to an enterprise an employee needs grounding in core values, the ability to multitask, think for themselves, stay focused on the mission and goals of the organization, and have the right skill sets for the job. When it comes to Configuration Management, it actually takes about five years of hands on experience to fully develop the core CM skills. I have actually had students with 25 years of experience come to my class and get value out of it. CM consultants, other CM speakers, and people developing courses go through our programs.

But more importantly, what we are known for and where we really shine is doing more with less time, quickly moving a student’s professional development forward and preparing them to go back to work more productive. We understand the work environment and our programs are designed to do more with less time. We quickly mentor CM managers and specialists in a few courses, including new hires. These days, people no longer work their way up the ranks of an organization. Frequently, they are thrown in the CM Manager or Specialist job with very little experience. I see this every day in my classes.

This is why I strongly recommend you start your CM and DM training with our programs before moving on to specialized training on any particular initiative, tool, or model. When you start with specialized training, the student typically returns to work and feels lost. Another problem with specializing, when they move out of their comfort zone onto a new program, tool, initiative, they lack a foundation to fall back on. To help, CMTF has started development of new first of a kind CM and DM planning and implementation tools. But starting with the right training is the key.

When you start with our training, students leave the class with the confidence they can work in any CM capacity because they have a grasp and understanding of the core elements and principles, not just book knowledge. And they will also get more out of any future training wherever that may be.

Here are our programs. I personally recommend you start with the Basic and Advanced Level I program. Only takes a week, will give you the equivalent of years of hands on experience. This should be followed by the Software Level II program, which is only a two day course. And those with a few years in CM should continue with the Enterprise Level III program, also just another two days of training. I also highly recommend the new Technical Data Management course. It is for everyone, and has no prerequisites.

Course Offeriings

Code: CCM-601     Level I
CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

  • A two-day course
  • Teaches the fundamentals of CM - "what and why"
  • Covers all elements, functions, and integrated processes
  • Includes an introduction to software
  • In class experience with CM planning and assessment tools
  • Covers principles of -649 and other standards
  • Give students a sound understanding of real CM
  • A Level I program course

The Basic Configuration Management course and the Advanced Configuration were designed to be taken together to prepare students for the Level I certification exam. It is our recommendation that these two courses should be taken on the same week, at the same location, to keep the information fresh in the students mind for the exam. The certification is optional, although highly beneficial in todays job market. Students will get what they need in class to prepare them for the exam, so don't pass up the opportunity.

Code: ACM-602     Level I
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

  • A two-day course
  • Builds upon the fundaments
  • Goes beyond trends, covers inflection points
  • Students experience future immersion as applied to CM
  • Those wanting to try Google Glass, this is your chance
  • In class experience with CM planning and assessment tools
  • Continues extensive preparation and review for exam
  • Covers "how" to implement CM
  • A Level I program course

The Advanced Configuration Management course was designed to be taken together with the Basic Configuration Management course to prepare students for the Level I certification exam. It is our recommendation that these two courses should be taken on the same week, at the same location, to keep the information fresh in the students mind for the exam. The certification is optional, although highly beneficial in todays job market. Students will get what they need in class to prepare them for the exam, so why pass up the opportunity.

Code: SCM-603     Level II
SOFTWARE CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

  • A two-day course
  • Covers and builds upon the fundaments of CM
  • Extends material to the Software environment
  • Students learn the differences betweeen HW and SW CM.
  • Release, build, process maturity, and tools covered
  • In class experience with CM planning and assessment tools
  • Extensive preparation and review for the Level II exam
  • Covers "what, why and how" to implement SCM
  • A Level II program course

The Software Configuration Management course builds upon the Level I program courses but also stands on its own for students that only want to address software. All the material needed to prepare and take the Level II exam is covered in the class, with plenty of time spent on review and sample test questions. Obviously this class attracts students that already work and have experience in software, test, QA, and software engineering. But it also attracts students with a hardware and document control background. The course material has been carefully structured so as to not overwhelm non-software attendees, while at the same time covering the needs of build and release managers. In today’s environment, CM professionals need to augment their skills with a good understand of both hardware and software CM.

Code: ECM-605     Level III
ENTERPRISE CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

  • A two-day course
  • Goes beyond the fundaments of CM
  • Extends material to the Enterprise CM environment
  • Students learn the differences betweeen Program and Enterprise CM.
  • Covers how CM is integrated into other processes.
  • In class experience with CM planning and assessment tools
  • Covers how to develop an Enterprise CM framework for implementation.
  • A Level III program course

The Enterprise Configuration Management course is more than a refresher course. It builds upon the fundamentals and program level CM and shows students how to implement CM across the whole enterprise. Extensive coverage of standards, initiatives, and principles and how to tailor them to build the framework for and Enterprise Configuration Management Plan. At this time grandfathering is still and option for those seeking the optional Level III certification. When grandfathering closes in the near future passing the optional certification exam will become the only way for student to achieve Level III certification. Students are encouraged to bring their plans and policies to class for inclusion in discussions and workshops.

Code: CM-649-B     Level IV
649-B CM PRINCIPLES, TAILORING & IMPLEMENTATION

  • New Certified 649 Professional Certification
  • Complete coverage of the ANSI/EIA-649-B CM Standard
  • Map the 649 principles to CM requirements, processes, tasks & tools
  • Get hands-on experience with our planning workshop
  • Includes CM assessment, CM strategy development and process templates
  • Use the latest tools to analyze -649 for strategic planning
  • Learn the applicability of 649 principles to your environment
  • Discover how to integrated 649 with other CM standards and initiatives
  • Includes both Commercial and Defense implementation of 649
  • Class participation encouraged, an informative time will be had by all!
  • Covers SAE/EIA-649-1 CM Requirements for Defense Contracts
  • Examines and differentiates the acquirer and supplier roles in 649-1
  • Learn how requirements and CM tasks are derived from the CM Principles
  • Also includes tailored 649-B/649-1 requirements for Commercial application
  • Defense acquirers will learn how to tailor 649-1 for their contracts
  • You will learn how to review a CMP for contractual compliance
  • Suppliers will learn how to respond, comply, and write their CM Plan
  • Hands-on tailoring workshop with 649-1 ANNEX A TAILORING WORKSHEET
  • 649 Certification upon completion of this course

At the start of the course attendees will receive our supplemental resource of CM information and application guide. These are used in class workshops and projects to reinforce concepts learned with practical examples and experience. These include everything you need to assess the maturity of your CM process, analyze the 649 CM Standard, and create your own unique tailored 649 compliant Configuration Management Strategic Planning Map. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops and handhelds to class for use in our workshops and projects. Everyone will benefit from completing our 649 Track and Certification. It doesn't matter if you are new to CM, already have CM certifications, work with hardware, software, documentation, government, defense or in a commercial industry, this track applies to everyone. This course includes hands-on interactive group experiences designed to facilitate long term retention of what you learn in the course.

Attendees will develop a CM Strategic Planning Map into a 649 compliant Configuration Management Requirements Document, CM Implementation Plan and CMP, specifically tailored to their environment, using the latest tools and techniques in class. For those with current CM plans, we recommend you bring them with you for analysis, validation and improvements in our workshops. You will not only learn how to write a 649 compliant CMP, but how to review one as well. In addition to presentations, team projects, and class workshops, attendees will receive individual mentoring by our internationally recognized speaker and SMEs. This is the only CM track in the world where attendees leave with certification and a roadmap for implementing a 649 CM program. Standards can be long and dry. Sitting for days listening to a speaker read slides or staring at a monitor can be painful ... the mind can only absorb as much as the rear can endure. That is why we teach 649 with the right proportion of lecture and hands-on interactive experiences. If you learn by doing, in a dynamic group environment, this 649 course is right for you.

Code: TDM-607     Level V
TECHNICAL DATA MANAGEMENT

  • A two-day course
  • Covers TDM requirements and data workflow
  • Students learn the new DM framwork
  • You will also learn how to write a Data Management Plan
  • Extensive coverage of CDRLs, DIDs, and deliverable data processes
  • In class experience with DM planning and assessment tools
  • Workshops for DM planning and a DM assessment
  • Covers "what, why and how" to implement TDM
  • TDM tools and the future of TDM

The Technical Data Management process has been around for a long time. The Statement of Work (S.O.W.) is the tasking part of a contract. But if you want something delivered, especially when dealing with government acquisition, another part of the contract is used, the Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL). The major function of DM is scheduling the creation, release, submittal, review, and archiving of CDRL deliverables. The organizational structure of DM has changed over the years. Originally a separate organization from CM, then placed under CM, and now many enterprises are once again creating a separate DM. The main reason for this is the military and government have recently gone from just a few dozen CDRLs on a typically contract to hundreds of CDRLs. This has created a dramatic increase in workload and importance on DM professonals. And performing DM today entails understanding digital data and new technology. For this reason we have created a new TDM course and certification which we think you will find very useful.

Certification Programs

LEVEL I - CICM
Certified International Configuration Manager

  • Configuration Management   (course completion required)
  • Advanced Configuration Management   (course completion required)
  • No other prerequisites
  • Three hour exam
  • 164 questions, true false, multiple choice, fill in, essay
  • Requires 75% correct to pass
  • Acronym list and two pages of notes allowed during test.

The Level I CICM Exam is optional. Interested parties can register to take the exam which is typically offered on the day following the Advanced CM course. Testing typically starts at 8:00 AM and concludes by 11:00. Most students finish in under two hours, but a full three hours are allotted. Significant review time is provide in both the CCM and ACM courses, including sample test questions.

LEVEL II - CISCM
Certified International SW Configuration Manager

  • Software Configuration Management   (course completion required)
  • No other prerequisites
  • Two hour exam
  • 84 questions, true false, multiple choice, fill in, essay
  • Requires 75% correct to pass
  • Acronym list and two pages of notes allowed during test.

The Level II CICM Exam is optional. Interested parties can register to take the exam which is typically offered on the day following the Software CM course. Testing typically starts at 8:00 AM and concludes by 10:00. Most students finish in under one hour, but a full two hours are allotted. Significant review time is provide in the SCM course, including sample test questions. At some locations the test if offered late afternoon on the second day of the SCM class.

LEVEL III - CCMP
Certified Configuration Management Professional

  • Enterprise Configuration Management   (course completion required)
  • The top-tier certification
  • Four years minimum CM experience   (required)
  • Level I and Level II   (required)
  • Grandfather program open
  • Grandfathering will close fouth quarter of 2015

The Level III CDMP Exam is optional. This certification program is widely accepted as the gold standard for CM certification. It is not a rubber stamp given at course completion, and it is not an exercise in memorizing out of date standards. Our certifications are earned, and they confirm the student has an understanding of CM, not just knowledge. Organizations that hire our certified students can rest assured that they have the skill to implement CM. Our certified students are capable of writing CM Plans and performing all the functions of the single point of contract for all matters relating to CM on any program in any organization.

LEVEL IV - C649P
Certified 649 Professional

  • CM-649-B CM Principles   (course completion required)
  • No other prerequisites
  • Exams after major course sections
  • 20 questions each, true false, multiple choice
  • Participation in course workshops required
  • Completion and presentation of course project

The new 649 Certification is included free of charge as part of the 649 Track ... one course, three days. two courses, two days each, a total of four days of training. Certification is granted on the third day after successful completion of CM-649-B. Completion entails participation in the course workshops, exams, and finishing the group project. Graduates receive a completion certificate and their name will be entered into the ISCM registry showing they have achieved 649 certification.

DM Cert - CTDMP
Certified Technical DM Professional

  • Technical Data Management   (course completion required)
  • A new certification for DM professionals
  • No other prerequisites
  • Grandfathering open - four years hands on DM experience required to qualify
  • 2 hour test
  • 84 questions, true false, multiple choice, fill in, essay
  • Requires 75% correct to pass
  • Acronym list and two pages of notes allowed during test.

The CTDMP Exam is optional. Interested parties can register to take the exam which is typically offered at the end of the day of the TDM course. Most students finish in under one hour, but a full two hours are allotted. Significant review time is provide in the TDM course, including sample test questions.


Why choose CMTF Training?

CMTF Training

Best Practice CM

The most important considerations for selecting training is the actual material that will be covered. It must be a good fit, sound, and relevant. This is where CMTF is head and shoulders above the rest. The core of our training material is built upon the fundamentals of current best practice and traditional CM, with an eye to inflection points, what is coming. You will learn CM in our training. We will give you the skills to properly tailor and implement CM to your environment. And our training will serve you well into the future.

Our training includes coverage of all relative standards, handbooks, models and initiatives. But these things come and go quickly, so our lectures stress fundamentals and principles that we know work.

Certification is important

Certificaiton is important today

At CMTF we offer one of the longest running and most respected certifications in Configuration Management. We offer three levels of certification, with one dedicated to Software Configuration Management. In the absence of University degrees it is very important for those working in this field to add certification to their professional development.

Our certification exams will test your understanding of CM, not memorization. Our instructors feel a responsibility for mentoring and preparing you to pass the test. Students feel a great sense of accomplishment when they get their certification. It is well worth the time and effort.

Inflection Point

Strategic Inflection Points

A strategic inflection point is the point in time that something new comes along and replaces the old, like when Netflix took a big bite out of the DVD rental business. It is important to keep up to date on these changes because they impact how we do our work. I am not talking about following trends. Trends are not always good. Remember the Pet Rock, Puka shell necklaces, and Mood rings? Of course not, I understand, that was before your time.

This generation is experiencing more change than any other. The future will look very different and it will change the way we implement CM. Web 4.0, SAAS, BYOD, iButtons, Google Glass, these are things you need to prepare for and understand. Come to one of our courses and you will have a change to see firsthand how these technologies will transform your workplace in the near future.

High marks from students

CMTF gets high marks from students

In over twenty years of training we are proud to say we have never had an unhappy student. We always get glowing evaluations. And we have received countless emails from former students with stories of how they went back to work and were able to implement something they learned in class. That is the main point of training, to mentor and equip others to go out and improve their processes.

We understand training

We understand training

CMTF has been around for over two decades. In that time we have put on over 900 courses in many countries around the globe. That experience is focused towards creating the optimum learning environment for the students. We only choose great locations, nice hotels, and we don’t skimp on anything. I know from my own experiences, if you are having a bad time at a hotel it becomes hard to concentrate in class. We don’t look for the cheapest conferences rooms. We hold hotels accountable, and listen to student recommendations.

Our students also have a great time. They laugh, interact, contribute, and stay engaged. Most importantly, they learn something they can use back at work.

Top rated speakers

We only use top rated speakers

There are some trainers out there that have never really done what they are teaching. You will not find that at CMTF. We only draw our speakers from a small pool of internationally recognized subject matter experts that receive impeccable student reviews. Most of our speakers currently or have in the past taught at the University level. All our speakers have years of hands on experience in their respective fields.

All our material is constantly updated to reflect the changing times. We are not locked into any system where we must ask someone outside of the CM profession for permission before making a change to a lecture. We author and own the lecture material.

CMTF offers good value

Training dollars go a long way with CMTF

CMTF offers good value for your training dollars. There are no hidden frees for on-site training. Our price includes all the speaker fees and expenses. Our certification programs do not come with requirements to take more classes or attend conferences just to maintain the certification. We do the job right the first time. And we cover more material in less time because we understand today’s budget environment. This is very important with shrinking training dollars and limited travel funds. We also understand that people today are required to multitask and they are typically doing the work of two people. And they can’t afford to be away from their work for long periods of time to take multiple training courses. That is why we pack everything we can into our lectures while maintaining an enjoyable and comfortable pace.

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When
you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.

Albert Einstein

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CMTF Course Outlines

At CMTF we specialize in Configuration Management and Technical Data Management

We have conducted these courses for over two decades. They are tried and tested. We know what works and what students need. We also know how much material the mind can absorb in a day. And yes it is related how long the rear can endure sitting in the standard conference room chair. Just checking to see if anyone reads this or not. Our students love these classes, so the time goes quickly and they take in alot. We have trained more and longer than anyone, yet we pride ourselves on keeping our lectures current and fresh with a hands on experience with the future. We are developing course workshops using first of its kind planning software and new technology such as Google Glass.

If you choose another trainer, no worries. But come back and give us a try ... experience the differnece for yourself. New offerings coming soon, with courses taught in Spanish.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

Code: CCM-601

Proper application of the CM process shortens the product development cycle, improves your quality, reduces the cost associated with unwanted change, and builds integrity into your systems. This informative program will give you the proven tools to do the job right.


YOU WILL LEARN

  •   Fundamentals of CM
  •   The impact of new standards
  •   Closed-loop CCBs
  •   How to write CM Plans
  •   How to conduct CM audits



DEFINING CM

  • CM definitions, views and levels
  • CM process elements and functions
  • CM handbooks, standards & the new 649-1
  • Baselines, interfaces and configurations
  • Enterprise CM implementation framework

CM PLANNING

  • Selling CM and obtaining buy-in
  • CM organization and job classifications
  • Different CM environments
  • Program phasing and milestones
  • Tailoring and implementation

CONFIGURATION IDENTIFICATION

  • Elements of configuration identification
  • Configuration items
  • Requirements traceability
  • CM structure: part lists, BOM
  • Item identification and numbering

ENGINEERING RELEASE

  • Data ownership
  • The document control process
  • Development vs formal release
  • Release records
  • Metadata retention

CONFIGURATION CONTROL

  • Closed-loop change management
  • Workflow, priorities & classifications
  • ERBs, CCBs, and change implementation
  • Responsibilities and keys to success
  • Non-conformances, variance/RDW

INTRO TO SOFTWARE CM

  • Software CM interfaces - integration
  • Scrum, Agile, Waterfall development
  • Software process maturity
  • Specific software CM tasks
  • SW changes, release, audits

CM STATUS ACCOUNTING

  • Status accounting elements
  • Defining CSA tasks and tailoring
  • The CSA system and reports
  • Dashboard, portal and CITIS
  • Web 4.0 and the Future

CM PLANS

  • The project-program CM Framework
  • CMP preparation techniques
  • Hardware, Software, IT CMPs
  • General procedures and work flow
  • Assessments, procedures and plans

CONFIGURATION AUDITS

  • The need for review and audits
  • Internal and informal audits
  • Developing the audit plan
  • How to conduct the FCA
  • Conducting the PCA

CM GOVERNANCE

  • The Configuration Manager role
  • Core values & governance
  • Governance plan & checklist
  • Flow down: the CMRD, CDRL, SDRL
  • In-service tasks

ADVANCED CM

Code: ACM-602

This is the Advanced CM seminar developed and taught by Mr. John Roberts in 21 countries. If you want to know the future of technology and CM this is the class. It reflects the needs of today and tomorrow. Come prepared to have fun while you learn ... drinking from a fire hose of knowledge can be exhilarating!


YOU WILL LEARN

  •   Your CM maturity
  •   CM process improvement
  •   CM life-cycle work flows
  •   How technology impacts CM
  •   CM tools and automation



THE NEW CM ENVIRONMENT

  • Intro to SAE EIA-649-1 & EIA-640-B
  • Importance of "Shall" requirements
  • Value Added vs Directed CM
  • Enabling technologies and visual CM
  • Strategic CM inflection points

EMERGING CM STANDARDS

  • History of CM standards
  • Traditional CM vs CM models
  • The Army's Interim CM standard
  • High level principles in 649 B
  • How -649 attempts to redefine CM

SYSTEM ACQUISITION CM

  • CM requirements in EIA-649-1
  • Acquirer contract tailoring of CM
  • Acquisition and the system life cycle
  • Customer must do CM tasks
  • Supplier monitoring and audits

CM SYSTEMS AND TOOLS

  • Defining a CM system
  • Modeling CM processes
  • Dashboards, CM portal and CITIS
  • Interoperability and S1000D
  • CM tools and evaluation criteria

SOFTWARE CM

  • Software maturity and assessments
  • CM in Scrum and Agile development
  • SCM tasks and responsibilities
  • Software release and change process
  • SCM and IT tools

QUALITY AND CM

  • The relationship between QA and CM
  • International QA standards
  • Tailoring for commercial programs
  • CM for test and lab environments
  • Quality challenges today

THE FUTURE OF CM

  • Trends vs inflection points
  • What the future will look like
  • How the CM role is changing
  • The good, bad, and risky
  • How to prepare for uncertainty

IN-SERVICE CM & ASSET MGMT

  • Asset identification and IUID
  • Tracking with RFID and iButtons
  • Asset management procedures
  • IETMs and Smart Glass
  • Sustainment CM and Logistics

THE NEW DATA MANAGER

  • Data Manager’s responsibilities
  • Controlling deliverables
  • The DM activity model
  • The nine DM principles
  • Data steward and custodian roles

MANAGING A CM DEPARTMENT

  • Defining the CM organization
  • CM implementation planning
  • Writing a CMP
  • Reviewing a CMP
  • Maximizing performance

SOFTWARE CM

Code: SCM-603

This two-day course is the most comprehensive SCM seminar available. Thoroughly updated, it includes demos of popular SCM tools and prepares students for the optional Level II certification exam available at the end of each course.


YOU WILL LEARN

  •   How to apply SCM principles
  •   The latest standards and tools
  •   The complete SCM process
  •   Software development methods
  •   The software release process



SCM FUNDAMENTALS

  • The need for SCM
  • SCM Process Elements
  • Basic principals of SCM
  • Software standards and deliverables
  • The software acquisition process

SCM PLANNING

  • Responding to SCM bids
  • SCM project start up activities
  • SW development methodologies
  • Scrum, Agile & Waterfall
  • Writing the SCM plan

SW CONFIGURATION IDENTIFICATION

  • CSCI selection and software structures
  • SW requirements and SW baselines
  • The hardware and software lifecycle
  • Software release and versioning
  • Branching, PROM Contol DWGs

TOOLS, BUILDS AND LIBRARIES

  • A look at current tools
  • Tool functionality requirements
  • How to evaluate SCM tools
  • The cloud and CMDB
  • Software library tasks & procedures

SOFTWARE CHANGE MANAGEMENT

  • Sotware change control
  • Conducting a SCCB
  • Automating the change process
  • Variance, SVD, Release Types
  • Risk management framework

DM AND DOCUMENT CONTROL

  • The role of the Data Manager
  • Data acquisition management
  • SW CDRLS, DIDs, and data review
  • GEIA-859 data work flow
  • Document control and release

SCM STATUS ACCOUNTING

  • Maintenance of metadata
  • Software metrics, reports, and CSAS
  • CITIS and program portals
  • The cloud and big data
  • Virtualization Software

TESTING, VERIFICAITON & AUDITS

  • Testing theory and stages
  • Testing and debugging activity
  • Verification vs validation
  • Software FCAs and PCAs
  • Re-baselining audits

SECURITY & CM OF INFO SYSTEMS

  • Protecting information and managing risks
  • Security-focused configuration management
  • SecCM phased implementation
  • SecCM monitoring and remedial action
  • Security protocol SCAP and SCM

SCM IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK

  • SCM KPA breakdown and analysis
  • Tracking software and IT assets
  • Implementing the new 649-1
  • Course summary of key lessons learned
  • Review with sample cert exam questions

ENTERPRISE CM

Code: ECM-605

This two-day course is designed for CM Professionals with some experience but everyone is welcome. More than a refresher course, it builds on the fundamentals and prepares students for the optional Level III CCMP certification exam available at the end of each course.


YOU WILL LEARN

  •   Enterprise wide CM
  •   The whole CM integration process
  •   CM tailoring requirements
  •   Hands on with CM planning software
  •   How to implement CM organizaiton wide

MANAGEMENT AWARENESS

  • The new CM organization structure
  • ECM command media
  • Policy, strategies and goals
  • Securing senior executive support
  • ECM reviews with senior management
  • CM job classifications for HR

ENTERPRISE CM FRAMEWORK

  • Understanding ECM vs progam CM
  • ECM requirements discovery process
  • Considering standards and initiatives
  • How to create a CM framework

STANDARDS FOR ENTERPRISE CM

  • Past, present and future of CM standards
  • Shall statements vs guides/handbooks
  • How to deal with today's environment
  • Analysis of -649 and other standards
  • Fixing errors in -649, ITIL and bad models
  • Retaining core CM elements and processes

INITIATIVES IMPACTING CM

  • A look at 50 initiatives
  • Understanding the good, bad and ugly
  • Mutually exclusive CM requirements
  • Developing the CM requirements matrix

WHAT THE FUTURE WILL LOOK LIKE

  • Everybody codes, disposable apps
  • Virtualization and new form factors
  • M2M, Web 4.0 and the internet of things
  • Massive data trail and Push
  • Ubiquitous connectivity and zettabyte era

MANAGING CHANGE

  • Dealing with Inflection Points
  • Prepare for what you can't describe
  • The closed loop change process
  • To meet at CCB or on-line
  • How baselines control changes
  • BCR and fast track changes for IT

THE CM PORTAL AND DASHBOARD

  • Examples of CM portals (CITIS)
  • Integrating CM with DM
  • Management indicators
  • Designing a window into CM

CM INTEGRATION

  • System engineering and CM
  • Quality records and gates
  • Schedules and baselines
  • The software and IT environment
  • Logistics and sustainment
  • Hardware mfg, assembly, and buy off

OVERSIGHT OF CM

  • Core values and CM integrity
  • CM assessments
  • Verification and monitoring criteria
  • Working groups and Exec steering

THE ENTERPRISE CM PLAN

  • Supporting the mission
  • Delivering real value to the enterprise
  • Developing the ECM implementaion plan
  • Writing the actual ECMP
  • Keeping the ECMP current

649-B CM PRINCIPLES
TAILORING & IMPLEMENTATION

Code: CM-649-B

ANSI/EIA-649-B Configuration Management Standard is the de facto CM guidance document for commercial and government enterprises. But implementation and compliance can be a daunting task. 649-B contains only a handful mandatory requirements (shall, will, must statements). 649 is a great foundation. But it puts the burden on users to structure requirements, tailor, and implement a conforming CM program from very broad CM Principles and "rational." No worries, this is where our course is different from others you may have seen. We go beyond teaching the content of 649-B. During this course you will learn strategic and detailed CM planning for implementing a 649-B compliant CM program. This course also simplifies the daunting tailoring of Annex - A and provides guidance on tailoring 649 to any environment. Both the acquirer and supplier roles are addresses, as well as non-defense, R&D, lab, software, and IT implementation of 649.


YOU WILL LEARN

  •   Structure & content of 649-B
  •   The CM Principles and processes
  •   CM assessment & strategic planning
  •   CM requirements mapping and the CMP
  •   The structure & content of 649-1
  •   How to apply 649-1 to your environment
  •   How to complete the Tailoring Worksheet
  •   649-1 compliant implementation



INTRODUCTION TO 649-B

  • Contents, foreword, structure
  • Scope & phases of a product life cycle
  • Terminology and aliases
  • Principle CM-1
  • CM Functions and Principles

ENHANCED ANALYSIS 649-B

  • Shall vs. should, mandatory & guideline
  • Requirements discovery in 649-B
  • Building the compliance matrix
  • Additional CM requirements
  • Objectives and output

CM PLANNING and MANAGEMENT

  • Principles CMP-1 thru CMP-8
  • Context, environment & planning documentation
  • Resources and responsibility
  • Procedures, training, compliance & supplier CM
  • Product configuration information process

CONFIGURATION IDENTIFICATION

  • Principles CI-1 thru CI-13
  • Product configuration identification
  • Enterprise and product identifiers
  • Product structure & configuration items
  • Configuration baselines & interface management

CONFIGURATION CHANGE MANAGEMENT

  • Principles CCM-1 thru CCM-9
  • Manage, justify, identify, classify & document
  • Coordination, eval and disposition of changes
  • Implementation of approved changes
  • Manage requests for variance

CONFIG STATUS ACCOUNTING

  • Principles CSA-1 thru CSA-3
  • CSA info capture & reporting
  • CSA tasks
  • Product life cycle and CSA
  • CSA performance measurements

CONFIG VERIFICATION & AUDITS

  • Principles CVA-1 thru CVA-3
  • Verifying product configuration
  • Verifying change incorporation
  • Configuration audits
  • Verification & audit tailoring

STRATEGIC & DETAILED PLANNING

  • Requirements structuring
  • Tailoring interview & questionnaire
  • Assessment of your current CM
  • CM process and data modeling
  • Implementation planning tools & templates

SCOPE OF 649-1

  • Content, structure, and introduction
  • Responsibility of Acquirer
  • Responsibility of Supplier
  • Tailoring requirements
  • Principle CM-1 CM Requirements

APPLICABILITY OF 649-1

  • CM requirements for defense contracts
  • Requirements intended to be tailored by Acquirer
  • Supplier tasks covering CM functions & principles
  • Acquirer/Supplier contract relationships
  • Other types of agreements

REQUIREMENTS TAILORING &
ANNEX - A PROJECT

  • Defense and government tailoring and contracting
  • Additional industry initiative CM requirements
  • Software, IT, lab, industry specific tailoring
  • Tailoring for non-defense enterprises
  • Requirements compliance matrix

PROJECT REVIEW & EXAM

  • Class project presentations
  • Group evaluation and project discussion
  • Summary and review
  • Exam
  • 649 Certification

TECHNICAL DATA MANAGEMENT

Code: TDM-607

This new two-day course is for DM Professionals. More than a refresher course, it builds on the fundamentals and prepares students for the CTDMP certification exam, available at the end of this course.


YOU WILL LEARN

  •   To Manage Data Workflow
  •   The New DM Framework
  •   How to write the DM Plan
  •   How to implement DM
  •   Electronic review of CDRLs



NEW TECHNICAL DM REQUIREMENTS

  • DM standards and changes
  • The nine principles of DM
  • Data types and views
  • Traditional functions of DM
  • GEIA Standard 859, higher-level DM

THE DM FRAMEWORK

  • Defining the scope of DM
  • Aligning DM Strategy and Processes
  • Implementation and needed skills
  • Product data & life cycle management
  • DM process enablers

TAILORING DM FOR DoD

  • The role of the Data Manager
  • Planning & The data call
  • Contracts, SOOs, SOWs, CDRL, DID
  • Managing and protecting rights in data
  • Data distribution and reviewr
  • The data work flow

DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT & Docs

  • The move to soft masters and copy
  • Digital data, standards and formats
  • BYOD, IETMs, and smart glass
  • Cost reduction & the new environment
  • Creating a CITIS and dashboards

DM AUTOMATION & TOOLS

  • Automation and tools
  • DM tool selection and key features
  • CDRL & SDRL preparation
  • Data tracking and delivery schedule

INTEGRATION WITH CM

  • The CM data product structure
  • A Change control process
  • Data integrity, review and approval
  • Status accounting and metrics
  • Special provisions & validation mechanism

DM PROCESS IMPLEMENTATION

  • Defining a requirements map
  • Monitoring Data Quality
  • Data indexing, access, distribution
  • Integrating with knowledge mgmt
  • Real process improvement

THE DM TOOLBOX

  • The DM Implementation Plan
  • Data Forms (CDRL, DID, SDRL)
  • Tailoring and pricing tech data
  • Electronic review process

PREPARING THE DM PLAN

  • DM Plan prep methodology
  • Contents of the DMP
  • The Data Steware and Custodian
  • ITAR requirements
  • Process improvement

THE FUTURE OF DM

  • Strategic Inflection Points for DM
  • Web 4.0, Identity 2.0, Assurance
  • Information access in the future
  • Push notifications across everything
  • M2M communication and massive data trail
  • Transforming Govt. & DoD

CMTF Course Fees

Early Registration Discount

To qualify for the early registration discounted fee you must register for a class 30 or more days before the event. If you register 29 days or less before an event you will be charged the regular fee. Government employees qualify for an additonal discount as noted below.

# COURSE CORPORATE CORP WITH DISCOUNT GOVERNMENT GOV WITH DISCOUNT
CCM-601 CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT $1,295 USD $1,195 USD $1,195 USD $1,095 USD
ACM-602 ADVANCED CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT $1,295 USD $1,195 USD $1,195 USD $1,095 USD
CICM I LEVEL I CERTIFICATION EXAM $125 USD $120 USD $105 USD $100 USD
Total LEVEL I CERT PROGRAM $2,715 USD $2,510 USD $2,495 USD $2,290 USD
SCM-603 SOFTWARE CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT $1,295 USD $1,195 USD $1,195 USD $1,095 USD
CISCM II LEVEL II CERTIFICATION EXAM $125 USD $120 USD $105 USD $100 USD
Total LEVEL II CERT PROGRAM $1,420 USD $1,315 USD $1,300 USD $1,195 USD
ECM-605 ENTERPRISE CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT $1,295 USD $1,195 USD $1,195 USD $1,095 USD
CCMP III LEVEL III CERT GRANDFATHER APP $125 USD $120 USD $105 USD $100 USD
Total LEVEL III CERT PROGRAM $1,420 USD $1,315 USD $1,300 USD $1,195 USD
CM-649-B 649 CM PRINCIPLES, TAILORING & IMPLEMENTATION $1,850 USD $1,700 USD $1,700 USD $1,550 USD
C649P IV LEVEL IV CERT PROGRAM $125 USD $120 USD $105 USD $100 USD
Total LEVEL IV CERT PROGRAM $1,975 USD $1,820 USD $1,805 USD $1,650 USD
TDCM-607 TECHNICAL DATA MANAGEMENT $1,295 USD $1,195 USD $1,195 USD $1,095 USD
CTDMP V LEVEL V CERT GRANDFATHER APP $125 USD $120 USD $105 USD $100 USD
Total LEVEL V CERT PROGRAM $1,420 USD $1,315 USD $1,300 USD $1,195 USD