28th Annual CMII/IPE Symposium and Training

Configuration Management Event at Double Tree in Denver, CO

ICM's 28th Annual CMII/IPE Symposium


Enterprise-Wide CM & Integrated Process Excellence

CMII/IPE Implementation Issues, Solutions and Results


September 21 - 22, 2015

Location: Doubletree by Hilton Denver
3203 Quebec Street
Denver, Colorado 80207
(303) 321 3333
Group Name: 28th Annual CMII/IPE Conference
Group Code: CMI
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CMII Annual Symposium Fees

Registration Type By Aug 20 After Aug 20 Days
CMIIPs $ 395 $ 445 Mon - Tue
CMII grads/students 695 745 Mon - Tue
Other attendees 795 845 Mon - Tue
Four or more (each) 595 645 Mon - Tue
CMII grads who have retired 195 245 Mon - Tue
Speakers/Workshop Leaders 0 0 Mon – Tue
Symposium Fee plus a course 495 495 Mon – Tue


CMII Courses Offered Following the Symposium

CMII Course Fee Days
995 Wed - Thu
995 Fri - Sat
1,495 Wed - Fri
1,495 Wed - Fri

28th Annual CMII/IPE Speakers

Configuration Management SpeakerEmcee: Bill Deringer, RS Information Systems 

Bill is Director of Weather Radar Systems at Centuria Corporation. He is an attorney and systems engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the military and electronics industries. Bill is an active CM practitioner and holds the CMIIC certification. He has been the emcee for ICM's annual CMII symposiums for the past several years.

paul-nelsonKeynote: Paul Nelson, Orbital ATK

Paul has 12 years in industry and is a Teamcenter Business Architect at Orbital ATK. He is promoting the proper processes and tools to significantly reduce development time and costs while meeting all customer requirements. Paul has BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering. He is ENCOSE certified and CMII certified and also fluent in Russian.

Topic: Achieving Integrated Process Excellence within Propulsion Systems

We are making a renewed investment in CMII/IPE. Propulsion system’s journey to integrated process excellence began years ago and continues today. Planning, strategies, roadmaps and current initiatives employed to fully achieve CMII/IPE will be shared. The relationship between Systems Engineering, INCOSE principles and CMII/IPE will also be touched upon.


Donna Rouse, Insitu

I am the manager of CM at Insitu. I have been a CMII practitioner since the early 90’s. Since appointed as CM manager, I have been working diligently to implement the CMII concepts. It has been a challenge to take a company from garage to global potential. We are moving from a culture of fire-fighters to one of planning with predictable outcomes.

Topic: A Tale of Two Programs

I will explore the CM challenges of balancing the requirements of a DOD Program of Record with the needs of a Commercial program — a program driven by MIL-STDs and CDRLs versus those driven by budgets and time to market agility requirements. I will describe how to provide a common process baseline that supports both.

Martjin_DullaartMartjin Dullaart, Philips        

Martijn is a Team Lead and Senior Business Analyst PLM at Philips with over 10 years of PLM experience. He is a Configuration Management team member striving to standardize all business processes and utilize one common PLM tool. Martijn has a Master’s in Industrial Engineering and Management Science and holds CMIIC certification.

Topic: Accelerate Transformation by using Standards like CMII — Part 2

Phillips is striving to reduce 3,000+ business processes to 140 common processes, business models from 75 to 4 and the number of PLM tools from 17 to 1. I will describe the status of the Change & Configuration Management program, where we struggled, the key challenges that we faced and how CMII helped us move forward.


Paulo Gomes D Oliveira, Embraer

Paulo is a product development engineer specializing in mechanical design and configuration management. He began his career at Embraer in 1971 as a Technical Designer. He began working in the product configuration area in 2008. He is currently in charge of CM technology within Embraer. Paulo holds the CMIIA certification.

Topic: Baseline Management Results

Paulo will describe impressive achievements in managing the development processes by using baseline management in the most recent Embraer program. He will describe the results and important lessons learned.

Scott SegrinScott Segrin, Medtronic Surgical Technologies

Scott has been at Medtronic the past ten years where he is Senior Configuration Assurance Manager. He previously held configuration and data management positions at Salient Surgical Technologies, Sikorsky Aircraft, Apple, Celestica and M/A-COM/Tyco Electronics. Scott holds the CMIIA certification.

Topic: Continuing Growth of the CMII architect at a large Medical Devise Company

Medtronics is striving to standardize and improve the effectiveness of their processes and enabling software tools. Seven keys to success include (1) learn from others, (2) management support, (3) allocate the best people, (4) transform existing practices, (5) follow the roadmap, (6) prepare for change and (7) training on CMII methodology.

Bas Berk

Bas Berk, ADSE Consulting and Engineering

Bas is a configuration management consultant at ADSE - Consulting and Engineering in the Netherlands, and has over 10 years of experience in technical consulting. He has worked in a variety of industries including High Tech, Aerospace, and Defense. Bas has a MS degree in Aerospace Engineering and obtained CMIIP certification in 2013.

Topic: Organizational Change Management – The Executive Management Pitch for CM

An interactive management pitch for CM based on Prosci’s ADKAR® model for organizational change management. Our goal is to expand and improve the Awareness and Desire of you (our executive management team) for applying CM using CMII/IPE principles. You are encouraged to actively support and/or challenge our line of thought during and after the pitch!

Wouter Mollers

Wouter Mollers Cofely, Energy & Infra BV

Wouter is Configuration Manager at Cofely Energy & Infra BV (a Dutch division of the global energy player GDF SUEZ),
In 2013 he accepted the challenge to help implement CM at Cofely Energy & Infra BV after working 5 years in Quality
Management. Wouter has a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering and holds CMIIA certification.

Topic: Organizational Change Management – The Executive Management Pitch for CM

An interactive management pitch for CM based on Prosci’s ADKAR® model for organizational change management. Our
goal is to expand and improve the Awareness and Desire of you (our executive management team) for applying CM using CMII/IPE principles. You are encouraged to actively support and/or challenge our line of thought during and after the pitch!

Joe_AndersonJoe Anderson, Rolls-Royce

Joe has over 18 years in the automotive, aerospace, marine and defense industries. He has held various management positions and has implemented multiple global capability improvement solutions. Joe has extensive experience in configuration management and received his CMIIP certification in 2013.

Topic: Integrated, Interoperable and Functional

In regards to people, processes, systems and tools, most think about integration first, interoperability second and the functional elements trail toward the end. For a company to thrive, it must think about how it interacts, designs and supports the whole structurally and how the individual elements interact.

 Li_HengLi Heng, Beijing Golden Begonia Technology Co.

Li Heng served in the Chinese Academy of Sciences for space projects after graduating from Beijing University of Aero and Astronautics. Years later he worked in the mobile phone industry. CM played an important role in both environments. Li holds CMIIC certification. With his knowledge of space standards, international enterprise and CMII, he joined BGBT.        

Topic: New Challenges for CMII/IPE Training in China

For the past year, BGBT has introduced CMII/IPE courses in China. We have found international companies to be familiar with CMII/IPE, but local companies are not. Since they are mired in corrective action, their interest is growing. We have our first success story but we still have questions which I want to share. Our goal is to find answers and solutions for tomorrow.

 Keir PritchardKeir Pritchard, KDA Consulting

Keir has over 25 years of experience in the construction, heavy automotive and industrial equipment industries. In 2012, he founded KDA Consulting which has been successful in generating value for customers through mechanical design, engineering automation, and PLM software implementation. Keir has a BSME and holds the CMIIA certification.       

Topic: "Right from the Start-Up"

CMII often suffers from a misconception that it only benefits large companies or high-volume production, yet there are
significant opportunities available for early stage and small to midsized businesses. This presentation explores the. CMII principles which are of greatest benefit to small and midsized companies and will position them for scaleable growth.

Rob_J_B_ReefmanRob J B Reefman AEGOR Beheer B.V.

Rob implemented CAD tools in the early 1980s. He moved from electrical equipment to aerospace in 1984 and coordinated an environment of different CAD tools. He focused on PLM from 2001 to 2008. He has given special attention to the human factor and Knowledge Management since 2011. Rob is an electrical engineer, a Six Sigma Black Belt and is CMIIP certified..

Topic: Operational Knowledge Management Needs CMII

Only a part of a human’s knowledge is documented. The objective of Knowledge Management is maximum use of available knowledge, re-use and innovation. With explicit knowledge, we know the What, the How and the Why.but it changes all the time and needs to be maintained. That is why CMII is needed.

Sponsors and Exhibitors


How to Achieve Integrated Process Excellence: This course describes how to achieve integrated process excellence and uses intervention resource measurements to monitor progress.
CMII and Integrated Process Automation: This course provides a replay of the key features of the CMII process and associated work flows, but from an automation point-of-view. It includes an in-depth review of the 19 core business processes and their capabilities which are described with 225 operating standards.
Managing the Software Lifecycle with CMII:This course describes how the CMII model for configuration management and integrated process excellence can be applied to software.
Laboratory for Hands-On CMII/IPE Training: This hands-on course focuses on shifting the paradigms that are most important and also most challenging to those implementing CMII and IPE.