CM Forum Summit 2016

What's next for Configuration Management?

This CM FORUM event is hosted by:


Date: Dec 8th 09:00-17:00

Venue: Vasagatan 7A, Stockholm (enter at Vasagatan 7 and walk up the 1st set of stairs)

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09.00 Coffee and registration

09.30 Syntell welcomes you to CM FORUM SUMMIT 2016

09.45 Keynote - What's next for CM?

Today’s and tomorrow’s challenges for CM from a business, system and organizational perspective, presented by Tom Strandberg, Syntell.

10.15 Case story 1 - Introducing support system for Saab Electronic warfare - true lifecycle support by means of Configuration Management

At CM Forum event no 2 2015, Mikael Larsson presented the entry points for Saab EDS CM development project. We will now return to this project. What are the ambitions and the lessons learned?

11.15 Case story 2 - Developing a global Configuration Management function at Tetrapak

Envisioning standardized baselines, a global common top-level product structure and a clarifying definition of product ownership, Annika Hassum, project manager of Tetrapak’s ECO CM-development project will present the progress and challenges in the project so far. 

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Workshop - Configuration Management as an enabler for circular economy

Realizing that the resources of our planet are finite, the concept Circular Economy is getting increased attention. Traditionally a product is made available to a customer through a financial transaction that transfers ownership of the product from the manufacturer to the customer. However, there is a growing drive to change the business models to be more service oriented and we have seen a number of forerunners, such as Xerox’s “cost per copy” program, BMW’s DriveNow, and Volvo’s Sunfleet. These are examples where the supplier provides a combination of physical products, consumables, and services to secure that the customer can benefit from the “service of the product” without having to own, maintain, or repair the product him-/herself.

So, the questions is – What do the business models that come with circular economy imply for Configuration Management?

The workshop will start with a presentation by Christer Fröling, Syntell, on the concept of Circular Economy and how it affects our current practices, methodologies and mindsets.

16.15 Presentation and release of the 2nd CM Forum White Paper

The White Paper contains the conclusions of the past two years’ CM Forum workshops. Highlights from the paper will be presented by the editor Tobias Ljungkvist, Syntell.

16.45 Summit conclusions and next steps for CM FORUM

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