Register for CM Forum event no1 2020

Welcome to register for the first CM Forum event of the year which will take place on April the 7th at Bombardier’s facilities in Liljeholmen.

The focus this time is CM and DevOps and we will approach the subject by learning about two Swedish research initiatives. We have invited Erik Hochbergs and Laroy Sjödal who recently finialized their thesis at LTH, researching Software Configuration Management in a DevOps context.

We will also learn about the Vinnova-sponsored KTH-project Internet of DevOps that researches how the DevOps principles and methodology can be applied and improved in large organisations.
Find program details and register here.

Best regards,
CM Forum facilitators

Results from Electrolux

The presentations and un-processed results from the event at Electrolux is now available in the Resource section (click on tab “Workshops”).

Some of the ideas captured will be further developed at next CM Forum event, taking place at Ericsson on Nov 19th. Invitation and more info will follow in a few weeks.

If you and your organization are interested in hosting a CM Forum even during the spring of 2020, it is high time to contact us, since we now start next years planning.

After work discussions

The AW on feb 21st attracted participants working at FMV, Ericsson, Syntell, Acando, Front Arena, Veoneer, Electrolux, Advanze and Infinera konsult. A wide range of topics were discussed. See pictures below for thoughts captured by interactive digital support. Other suggestions and tips from the participants:

  • The AW should be a reoccurring event
  • New seminar/workshop themes: CM in the cloud, CMM – is it still relevant?, CM standards and how to interpret them, the CM role, the business case for CM
  • Suggested future host: Electrolux
  • Tip: this information security standard has CM relevance: NIST – Guide for security – Focused CM of information systems.

Save the dates for events spring 2019

Save the dates for the spring 2019 events:
CM FORUM After Work, 2019-02-21 17.00 at Scandic Malmen Stockholm (Lilla baren)
Meet old and new network participators and facilitators and catch up on the latest trends in the CM community. Reflect and get inspired in the relaxed Scandic Malmen setting and enjoy a brief presentation of CM FORUM’s past, present and future (at approx 17.30 in the separée room).
No registration is needed to join this event, just show up! 

Smart industry seminar, 2019-04-24 09.00 – 16.00 at Swedish Standard Institute (Torsplan, Stockholm)
CM FORUM supports SIS in organising a one-day event with seminars and workshops focusing on the standardisation of the information aspects that come with Smart industry (IoT, AI, AIDC, big data, industrial automation, smart manufacturing, etc). CM plays a vital role when creating value of the Smart industry technologies and CM FORUM participators will bring the CM perspective to the event.
Registration for this event will be necessary, wait for additional information. 

Register for CM FORUM SUMMIT 2016

It is now possible to register for the final event of the year!

Join us in summarizing the past two years of CM Forum! Celebrate the release of CM Forum’s second white paper and take part in the workshop and discussion on this event’s topic:
What’s next for Configuration Management?

We will take part of two case stories – presented by organisations that currently are on a journey, preparing their CM capability for the future: Saab and Tetrapak.

The last workshop of the year will discuss the CM implications of Circular Economy. This concept captures the growing trend of re-using and recycling resources and the shift from selling a product to selling the service the product provides. The premise of the workshop will be that many of the methods and tools required to benefit from the business models in a circular economy already are accessible today within the Systems Engineering and Logistics Engineering domains. Our workshop will discuss what this shift means for CM.

Take a look at the program and register.

Hope to see you there!

Registration for event no 2 2016 is now possible

We continue this fall with an event at Bombardier on sept 15th,

When responsibility and authority for the configuration management role is ambiguous or unclear, the CM practice is “weakened” in the sense that it becomes reactive, inconsistent across projects, ad-hoc and sometimes reduced to administration.

  • How do you position CM responsibilities in the organisation to establish clear mandates?
  • How do you establish an active ownership of CM that allows for flexibility and participatory decision-making?
  • How do you define the role of the configuration manager compared with the individual responsibility to apply CM practices that lie on each co-worker?

To kick of our discussions, Bombardier will introduce us to their organisation and products and their approach to CM.

Take a look at the full program and register.

see you there …