From CM to CMII and IPE

The CMII training and certification program began as a reengineered version of the military CM standards for use in both commercial and defense applications. CM was lifted out of engineering and given an enterprise-wide perspective. It was named CMII in 1988.

CMII has continued to evolve and was rebranded in 2008 as the path to integrated process excellence (or IPE). CMII is an enhanced version of CM which provides the necessary infrastructure for achieving integrated process excellence.

Integrated process excellence is achieved when (1) all core business processes are fully integrated and automated and (2) enterprise-wide resources being spent on corrective action are confirmed to be in a continual state of decline.

From Configuration Management to CMII and Integrated Process Excellence

ICM, CMII and IPE Timeline

Our mission

The mission of the Institute of Configuration Management is to use our highly recognized CMII/IPE training and consulting expertise to help our customers achieve integrated process excellence in a manner that is both expedient and efficient. It includes continuing to evolve the CMII/IPE model and retaining our worldwide recognition as the premier provider of "best practice" training in all aspects of business process improvement and configuration management. Our goal is to help our customers help themselves, but also provide a highly effective response when our support is needed.