Product Lifecycle Management Conference - CMPROficiency 2011

Mar 23, 2011, 18:24 ET from Professional Systems Associates, Inc.

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional Systems Associates (PSA) announces CMPROficiency 2011, a conference covering CMPRO and other topics important to the configuration management community. CMPROficiency will provide information on how to more proficiently use CMPRO for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Configuration Management (CM), and Inventory Management, as well as the other processes that CMPRO helps to automate and manage. With separate tracks for administrators, fundamental users, and advanced users all attendees will be getting targeted information based on their user level.

CMPROficiency 2011 will teach attendees how CMPRO can be used in their organization and why configuration management and product lifecycle management are vital to a company's success. Registration for this event is now open. For more information on the specific topics that will be covered at this event or how to register visit

PSA welcomes two highly recognized guest speakers from the configuration management community to CMPROficiency who will present information on configuration management standards and best practices. The guest speakers include Sheri Robinson from the Institute of Configuration Management (ICM) and Steve Easterbrook from the Configuration Management Process Improvement Center (CMPIC).

ICM's Sheri Robinson currently teaches courses on Configuration Management II (CMII) and has over 25 years of experience in processes, operations, and management. She will be presenting information on identifying, "[T]he root causes of corrective action and quantifying the ratio of resources spent on intervention. Attendees will learn conforming results are the norm when requirements are clear, concise and valid, and that a fast and efficient change process is a prerequisite."

Steve Easterbrook from CMPIC has over 30 years of experience with configuration management. Steve will be speaking to the full group about Configuration Management – Preventing Process Meltdown. Steve stated, "I will show how failures in configuration management have resulted in costly errors and real life tragedy, and I will explain how a good configuration management process can reduce corrective action, exposure to negative publicity, avoid lawsuits and, most importantly, save lives."

About Professional Systems Associates

Professional Systems Associates builds customized configuration management and product lifecycle management software for the aerospace and defense industries. The experts at PSA work with organizations to understand their unique approach to business, the people they have, and the processes they use. This partnership approach to implementing and supporting CMPRO allows for successful configuration management implementation.

Emma Hartsfield

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