PLM Software Industry Certifications
Industry certifications are essential to identifying the best configuration management and product lifecycle management solution for the aerospace and defense industries. Professional Systems Associates, Inc. continues to develop CMPRO to meet the stringent demands of such certifications. Following are some that CMPRO has earned:
Institute of Configuration Management (ICM) Five Star Rating for CMII Compliance
ICM’s rating system assesses a tool’s functionality based on 144 elements that reflect the tool’s level of compliance with ICM’s CMII model for configuration management. The functional elements assessed include: as-planned and as-released baselines, validation and release records, changes and revision records, business program management, and more. According to the ICM’s 5-Star Rating System for Enabling Software Tools, “CMII is a business model for achieving integrated process excellence. It provides an infrastructure which enables organizations to accommodate change and keep requirements clear, concise and valid. Without this capability, an organization has no choice but to operate in the corrective action mode and spend a huge ratio of their resources on intervention.” For more information on the CMII standards and the rating criteria visit the CMII Compliant Tools page on the ICM Website.
Preferred Vendor of Configuration Management Process Improvement Center (CMPIC)
Configuration Management Process Improvement Center (CMPIC) provides cost-effective and up-to-date configuration management training, certification and consulting. CMPIC staff members are recognized worldwide as experts in CM process and implementation. CMPIC courses are sponsored by the University of Houston. Meeting the CMPIC Preferred Vendor list requires PSA to:
(1) Understand CM requirements and the guidelines of various industry approved CM Standards.
(2) Have CMPIC trained individuals active in defining and developing the software solution.
(3) Have a software product (CMPRO), with the capability to enable efficient identification, change management and status accounting [recording and reporting information] in the environment(s) in which the tool is designed for.
(4) Be active in the CM professional community, e.g: CM conferences, online CM discussion groups, membership in various CM and related associations, and support CM education providers, etc.
For more information on CMPIC visit www.CMPIC.com.