CMTF COURSE OUTLINES


We now offer three ways for you to continue your CM Professional training and certification:  First, there are Public Courses scheduled at hotels in popular locations all year long.  Don't worry, if you miss a date, the class will be back in that location latter in the year.  Next, we offer discounted On-Site training to organizations wishing to train a group at their site.  And finally, we have developed an Evening Program for those who can't for various reasons attend public or on-site courses.  In the current environment it has become increasingly difficult for working professionals to leave work and travel to a seminar or conference.  Yet, professional and personal development has never been more important than in this very competitive job market. Therefore, we have designed this new program to allow you to complete our CM certifications on a part-time basis by taking evening classes at a location near you.  This is a Win-Win situation for employers and participants.  No travel expenses, and no time away from work.  Each course is divided up into four evenings, three hours long. The optional CM Certification exam will be proctored on the evening following completion of the required courses.

VIEW CURRENT BROCHURES


Training Brochures are now available for viewing and downloading in PDF format:

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FALL 2013 CLICK HERE

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BASIC
CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

2 Day Training Course
Code: CCM-601
Locations & Dates
Fees & Registration

YOU WILL LEARN

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


  • Fundamentals of CM

  • Impact of new standards

  • Closed-loop CCBs

  • How to write CM Plans

  • How to conduct Audits

COURSE OUTLINE


  1. DEFINING CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
    • CM principles and standards
    • The recent growth of CM

  2. CM PLANNING
    • Program phasing and milestones
    • Creating the CM organization
    • Defining CM system requirements
    • CM job classifications

  3. CONFIGURATION IDENTIFICATION
    • First tasks of CM
    • Configurations & Baselines
    • Requirements traceability
    • Item identification and numbering

  4. ENGINEERING RELEASE
    • Control of technical data
    • The document control process
    • Development vs. formal release

  5. CONFIGURATION CONTROL
    • Defining a closed-loop process
    • Change classifications
    • Review boards and CCBs
    • Processing changes and RDWs

  1. INTRODUCTION TO SOFTWARE CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
    • Specific software CM tasks
    • SEI evaluation criteria

  2. CONFIGURATION STATUS ACCOUNTING
    • Defining CSA tasks and tailoring
    • Status accounting elements
    • Understanding the impact

  3. CM PLANS
    • CMP preparation techniques
    • Software CMPs
    • Assessments and Plans
    • General procedures and work flow

  4. CONFIGURATION AUDITS
    • Internal and informal audits
    • Developing the audit plan
    • The Functional and Physical Audits

  5. MANAGING VENDORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS
    • Flowing down CM requirements
    • Managing supplier data

TEAM WORKSHOP 1:
CONDUCTING THE CCB
TEAM WORKSHOP 2:
REVIEW OF FUNDAMENTALS



ADVANCED
CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

2 Day Training Course
Code: ACM-602
Locations & Dates
Fees & Registration

YOU WILL LEARN

This is the Advanced CM course developed and taught by Mr. John Roberts in twenty countries on five continents.  Thoroughly updated, it reflects the needs of today and tomorrow.  Come prepared!  Drinking from a fire hose of CM knowledge can be fun and exhilarating!


  • Your CM maturity

  • Process improvement

  • CM life-cycle work flows

  • How technology impacts CM

  • In service CM and tools

COURSE OUTLINE


  1. THE NEW CM ENVIRONMENT
    • Value added vs. directed CM
    • Enabling technologies & visual CM

  2. EMERGING CM STANDARDS
    • ISO 10007
    • ANSI/EIA-649
    • EIA-836

  3. SYSTEM ACQUISITION & CUSTOMER CM
    • Acquisition and system life cycle
    • Changes in acquisition policy
    • Requirements flowdown
    • Reviewing contractors and suppliers

  4. SOFTWARE CM & SEI
    • S/W development standards
    • Moving up the SEI model
    • SCM tasks and tools

  5. QUALITY AND CM
    • The relationship of QA & CM
    • Tailoring for commercial programs
    • CM for test and lab environment

  1. PDM - CALS - CM SYSTEMS
    • Benefits of PDMs
    • CALS CM requirements
    • CITIS - a window into information

  2. POST DEVELOPMENT CM
    • Asset identification and tracking
    • Control after development
    • Maintaining stable configurations
    • Logistics and CM

  3. THE NEW DATA MANAGER
    • Data Manager's responsibilities
    • Controlling deliverables
    • How to price technical data
    • New IT requirements

  4. MANAGING A CM DEPARTMENT
    • Defining the CM organization
    • Developing a CMP
    • Maximizing performance

  5. THE FUTURE OF CM
    • Future trends in CM
    • RFID and CM
    • The new change process
    • Question and asnswer review

TEAM WORKSHOP 1:
DRAFTING A CMP
TEAM WORKSHOP 2:
LEVEL I EXAM REVIEW



SOFTWARE
CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

2 Day Training Course
Code: SCM-603
Locations & Dates
Fees & Registration

YOU WILL LEARN

This two-day course is one of the most comprehensive SCM seminars available.  Throughly 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.  No prior software experience required.


  • How to apply SCM principles

  • The latest standards and trends

  • The complete SCM process

  • How to run basic reports

  • How to conduct SCM audits

COURSE OUTLINE


  1. SCM FUNDAMENTALS
    • Basic principles of SCM
    • Terminology and standards
    • The SW development cycles

  2. SW CONFIGURATION IDENTIFICATION
    • Software and change identifiers
    • Version identifiers
    • Control of SW Baselines
    • Tracking software assets

  3. SW CONFIGURATION CONTROL
    • Version and change control
    • Structure of the SCCB
    • Software library types and tasks
    • Controlling deliverables

  4. SCM STATUS ACCOUNTING
    • Automating the CSAS process
    • CITIS and product data
    • Software metrics & reports

  5. SCM REVIEWS AND AUDITS
    • Auditing Software Libraries
    • Software FCAs and PCAs
    • The Audit Plan

  1. SCM PLANNING
    • Work Flows for SCM
    • SCM project start up activities
    • Writing an SCM plan

  2. TOOLS FOR SCM
    • How to evaluate SCM tools
    • Tool Functionality requirements
    • Comparison of types of tools
    • Network Management tools

  3. SEI'S CMM
    • CMM purpose & levels
    • The CMM's SCM KPA
    • CMM requirements for SCM
    • CMM and SPICE
    • SCM Procedures

  4. ALTERNATIVES TO SEI
    • Quality and TickIT
    • ISO and SPICE
    • Question and answer review

This automated presentation includes:

  1. Examples of SW CM tools
  2. How to baseline Technology Infrastructure

TEAM WORKSHOP 1:
SOFTWARE WORK FLOW
TEAM WORKSHOP 2:
LEVEL II EXAM REVIEW



ENTERPRISE
CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

2 Day Training Course
Code: ECM-605
Locations & Dates
Fees & Registration

YOU WILL LEARN

This new two-day course is for CM Professionals.  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. 


  • Enterprise wide CM

  • The whole CM process

  • Integration solutions

  • How to implement CM

  • Earned Value CM

COURSE OUTLINE


  1. MANAGEMENT AWARENESS
    • The new organization
    • Policy, strategies and goals
    • CM processes and tasks
    • Securing executive support
    • Delivering real value

  2. CM INTEGRATION
    • System Engineering and CM
    • Schedules & Baselines
    • Hardware CM & manufacturing
    • Software and IT environments
    • Testing and Quality gates
    • Maintenance and Support
    • Release and Document Control

  3. EARNED VALUE CM
    • The EVCM process and CSA
    • Earned Value CM criteria
    • Implementation and reporting
    • Variance analysis

  4. THE CM WEB PORTAL
    • Virtual Information Center
    • Paperless reporting
    • Data Management
    • Management indicators
    • Designing a window into CM

  1. MANAGING CHANGE
    • Automation and tools
    • The CCB and rapid change
    • Impact assessment
    • Change implementation

  2. CM ENGINEERING
    • Visual CM
    • Intelligent products
    • Asset tracking solutions

  3. OVERSIGHT OF CM
    • CM integrity
    • Monitoring criteria
    • CM assessments
    • Reviews and Audits

  4. THE ENTERPRISE PLAN
    • Selling the vision
    • Supporting the mission

The optional Level III CCMP exam will be available for approved candidates at the end of this class.  Exam Time Limit - One Hour.  Alternatives to the exam: 

  1. CM Project paper
  2. Grandfathering: Call for requirements.

TEAM WORKSHOP 1:
CM PROJECT PAPERS
TEAM WORKSHOP 2:
LEVEL III EXAM REVIEW



IMPLEMENTING
CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

2 Day Training Course
Code: ICM-604
Locations & Dates
Fees & Registration

YOU WILL LEARN

This two-day course is for the CM professional looking to stay current with the latest changes in CM implementation.  All the new "CM Best Practices," standards, and tools are covered.  If you are already certified but want to stay currrent, or you are not interested in certification and just want to know how to implement CM in today's environment, this is the course for you. 


  • The latest standards and trends

  • CM process improvement

  • Designing a CSAS

  • How to write an Implementation Plan

  • Property Management solutions


COURSE OUTLINE


  1. WHAT'S NEW IN CM
    • Significant changes in CM
    • Expanding the role of CM
    • The new environment

  2. THE LATEST CM STANDARDS
    • ISO standards and changes
    • EIA-836
    • The CM Handbook
    • EIA-649

  3. THE NEW CM PROCESS
    • CM process modeling
    • Life-Cycle CM
    • New contractor tasks
    • Integrating CM and DM
    • CM is everyone's job

  4. IMPROVING YOUR CM WORKFLOW
    • Configuration integration
    • On-line CM
    • CITIS

  5. CURRENT CM TOOLS
    • The Web impact
    • Electronic Data Interchange
    • Software CM tools

  1. DESIGNING CM INTO PRODUCTS
    • Embedding CM into products
    • Remote management
    • Controlling embedded software

  2. CM FOR ASSET & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
    • Operational integration
    • Asset tracking technology
    • The as-operated configuration

  3. TAILORING GUIDELINES FOR THE CM PROCESS
    • Must do's for CM
    • Commercial requirements
    • Acquisition reform
    • Customers and contractors

  4. IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR CM
    • The Requirements matrix
    • What to do first
    • Phased CM implementation

CM practitioners, including certified CM Professionals, will find this course a valuable way to reinforce, stay current, and expand your CM knowledge.

TEAM WORKSHOP 1:
CM IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
TEAM WORKSHOP 2:
MUST DO'S FOR CM





TRAINING AND TESTING FEE


EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTED FEE (30 Days Before Event)


COURSE / FEECORPORATEGOVERNMENT
Configuration Management$1395 USD$1295 USD
Advanced Configuration Management$1395 USD$1295 USD
Software Configuration Management$1395 USD$1295 USD
Enterprise Configuration Management$1395 USD$1295 USD
Implementing Configuration Management$1395 USD$1295 USD
CICM Certification Exams$120 USD$100 USD
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REGULAR FEE (Within 30 Days of Event)


COURSE / FEECORPORATEGOVERNMENT
Configuration Management$1495 USD$1395 USD
Advanced Configuration Management$1495 USD$1395 USD
Software Configuration Management$1495 USD$1395 USD
Enterprise Configuration Management$1495 USD$1395 USD
Implementing Configuration Management$1495 USD$1395 USD
CICM Certification Exams$125 USD$105 USD
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