On 9 September 2021, same as last year, I gave a full day of lectures and workshops on Configuration Management for the Minor Factory of the Future from Avans University of applied sciences at the Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). Coming from about 20 students last year to over 30 students this year. Niek van Weert also wrote a blog post about the day (in Dutch), check it out. This year I requested the students to create a Word Cloud… Read More »What comes to mind when you think about Configuration Management?
In my previous article, I wrote about Export Control and Machine Learning, where it can be very difficult to determine how Export Rules apply in complex cases like Federated Learning. This series of articles was triggered by the excellent podcast ‘Maintaining the Physics Model within AI & ML’ Pt1 and Pt2 by Arnaud Hubaux from ASML and Max Gravel from IpX and the video from Arnaud on Taming the AI Demon to sustain innovation. This article will explore the question: What is the configuration of… Read More »What is the configuration when the product has an AI?
This post is based on the IpX ConX19 Keynote that I gave together with Martin Haket, remember when we could still do in-person conferences? And it is the prequel to the posts We need a cross-platform interface for impact analysis! and CM2: the cross-platform standard for impact analysis! Thanks to Max Gravel from IpX who was so kind to let me use his images. James Newman triggered me with his comment on my post ‘Would… Read More »Ignorance is Bliss! (till it isn’t)
Jos Voskuil a.k.a. Virtual Dutchman a.k.a. the PLM Doctor has interviewed me on the topic of PLM and Configuration Management. I will give an answer to the following questions: When discussing Configuration Management, what is the pure definition, what is CM2 as a practice and what is IpX‘s role and please explain where you fit in this picture People are claiming that if you implement PLM as an enterprise backbone, not as an engineering tool,… Read More »Interview by Jos Voskuil: PLM and Configuration Management
Why CM2 for Faster Change and Better Documentation: an interview by Jennifer Moore for Minerva PLM TV
Jennifer Moore from Minerva PLM TV interviewed me recently. We talked about Enterprise Configuration management, CM2, more vs less changes, change faster and document better, the challenges of CM, how to get your CM journey started and more. For me the CM journey started when I was still working at Philips with the book CMII for Business Process Infrastructure by Vincent C. Guess. This book was the reason to invite… Read More »Why CM2 for Faster Change and Better Documentation: an interview by Jennifer Moore for Minerva PLM TV
I recently watched Joseph Anderson (President of the Institute for Process Excellence (IpX)) as the featured guest on Joe Hage’s MDG Premium on the topic of “The state of quality in medical devices.” Joseph mentioned the “Fail Fast/Fix-it Fast” mentality as a key driver of quality issues. This inspired me to write this blog post. Joseph said the following during the webinar (modified from transcript and audio to be usable… Read More »Fail Fast, Ask Questions Later
On 10 September 2020 I gave a full day of lectures and workshops on Configuration Management for the Minor Factory of the Future from Avans University of applied sciences at the Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). I had a lot of fun doing this, but I was also impressed by the students ability to stay engaged during some hardcore CM topics like identification, the change process, impact analysis and re-identification. Of course we also did the CM Game. During… Read More »Let’s create our own Butterfly Effect
I recently posted a poll on LinkedIn, triggered by a question from Rob Ferrone on LinkedIn: Is Config Management compatible with a Product Thinking approach?, I was curious how my network would respond to the question to choose one of the following 2 statements: A: Managing configurations is executing the change process. B: The change process is a capability to manage configurations. The statements are not about right or wrong,… Read More »Configuration Management done right = Product Centric
The results The results of the COVID-19 Impact on Configuration Management Survey are in. The survey received 35 responses. Thank you for your participation. The responses came from people representing various industries: And as expected some, about a third of the companies, have felt the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic to their Configuration Management processes and ways of working. On the question: How would you characterize your pre-COVID-19 CM Implementation? CM Implementation… Read More »COVID-19 Impact on Configuration Management
Please take a couple of minutes to fill in this survey. It is a brief survey with max 10 questions to understand the impact of COVID-19 on Configuration Management processes/procedures/ways of working as implemented in your company. The results will be shared on this website (mdux.net). You will remain anonymous, you do not need to share your email address, name or phone number. Go to survey here. Thank you. Martijn