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The CM2 Platform

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CM2 is the industry standard for the digital thread and the supporting infrastructure framework that bridges interoperability gaps between design and data flow analysis tools with a common language. It empowers cohesive interoperability and brings together many systems to make them more resilient within zero-trust, multi-stakeholder environments without the need for intermediaries or certificate authorities.

Discover why CM2 is the industry standard for process excellence from Nutrition to Nuclear and from Automotive to Outer Space for over 1800 companies in ~40 countries. CM2 training is delivered through IpX's IDEA Academy platform.

The CM2 Model is the foundation for our Ecosystem Transformation Services bringing your digital transformation strategies to an executable level. 

Creating Ecosystem Excellence with Integrated Agility

When we think of an organization's processes and data, we traditionally think of them as a simple tool or step in the system that helps an organization accomplish a goal. With CM2 we challenge that concept. A corporation's data is so much more than a simple tool. It’s the organization’s CM2 Digital DNA - the foundational building blocks that allow you to leverage institutional knowledge, optimize current product offerings and conceptualize the products of tomorrow with complete end-to-end ecosystem traceability.

CM2 DNA End-to-End Ecosystem Traceability

The terms Digital Thread and Digital Twin have been a favorite of industry over the last several years. What exactly is the Digital Thread? What is the Digital Twin, and how do we get there? Think of the Digital Thread as the digital connective tissue between enterprise disciplines and datasets akin to the building blocks of a DNA strand. Individually they each tell part of the story from a different perspective and with a different focus. But connected together they become far more powerful. They build upon one another to create a product or project...a Digital Twin.  

Thus allowing an organization to work initiatives and challenges tactically with confidence that the scope of the change is understood not only at its current point in the lifecycle but with an understanding of downstream implications to ensure the decisions being made address the full lifecycle of the product.

Drawing from IpX’s experience, we believe breakthrough business process improvement outcomes are achieved by holistically addressing the interoperability of your organization's people, processes, systems, and data. Technology enables process change, but desirable business improvement outcomes cannot be achieved without organizational changes. Ultimately, people must be inspired, empowered, and engaged.

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Globally Recognized Certifications

We teach the core concepts of this methodology in a six-course series that results in a globally recognized CM2-Comprehensive Certification. Following a CM2-C, our CM2-Professional track courses expand on the core concepts and teach practical application. Our virtual instructor-led and online self-paced courses provide flexibility so an individual learner can create a training schedule that meets their schedule. Private courses can be provided for teams with as few as four members.

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Now Available! The CM2 Textbook: The CM2 Approach to Change and Configuration Management
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Who Should Attend Courses

Everyone plays an important role in change and configuration management. Our certification courses support any of these roles and more. CM2 graduates have an expansive, enterprise-wide awareness and skillset in understanding your organization's full change process from ideation through decommission while understanding how it affects your bottomline. 
Application Managers/Specialists
Business Analysts
CAD Engineers
Change Specialists/Leaders
Configuration Managers/Analysts
Data Managers/Specialists
Design Engineers
Document Control Managers
Electronics Engineers
Enterprise and Solutions Architects
Manufacturing Engineers/Specialists
PLM Managers/Analysts
Process Managers/Engineers
Project, Program, and Product Managers/Engineers
Quality Managers/Specialists
Software Configuration Managers
Solution Engineers/Architects
Systems Managers/Engineers
Technical Writers/Specialists
Technology Infrastructure 

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Value and Benefits of CM2 - Fast Change, Better Documentation

  • Increased efficiency with a defined configuration process that provides control and improves visibility with dynamic traceability.
  • Cost reduction by having detailed knowledge of all the elements of the configuration which allows for rework to be avoided.
  • Your business will have greater agility while shifting from a corrective action mindset to one that thrives on continual improvement.
  • Efficient and effective operating standards and procedures that transform the legacy business models of the past.
  • Closed-Loop change management reduces the risk, improves communication and shifts the focus from engineering to the enterprise.
  • Faster restoration of your service if a process failure occurs. If you know the required state of the configuration then recovering the working configuration will be much quicker and easier.

Certification Courses

CM2-C (CM2 Comprehensive) Certification Requirements: Courses 01 - 06

CM2-P (CM2 Professional) Certification Requirements: Courses 01 - 09




IpX is pleased to announce our CM2 courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units through Purdue University.
Learn more about our University Partnerships. 

Locations and Options

Our staff and partner network spans the globe. Our instructors enrich our mission with decades of real-world experience in both the public and private sectors.

IpX offers multiple options for taking courses: 

  • Attend public courses virtually with a live instructor in a group of professionals looking to better their organization. This is a great opportunity for learning how other industries manage change within the enterprise.
  • Attend public courses onsite that are now being offered on a limited basis in cities around the United States. 
  • Attend private courses virtually within your organization with as few as 4 students for in-depth discussions tailored to your company's issues and opportunities. 
  • Take the courses online individually at your own pace and get instant exposure to industry best practices.
If your organization has a special request for onsite training with tailored discussions and to tackle issues facing your company, please contact us at info@ipxhq.com

IpX True North Podcast

Hear more information about the IpX Community through our True North Podcast. In this episode, IpX Workforce Academy

Chief Ken Black and VP of Field Services Michael Benning define what Corrective Action is, how to measure it and offer their experience and knowledge surrounding:

  • “Intervention resource expenditures” and initiatives on how to eliminate waste
  • The immeasurable costs of corrective action including impact to culture and deferring of innovation
  • How corrective action creates a culture of “firefighting"
  • How to reduce and overcome corrective action mode with proper processes that provide predictable output
  • How CM2 reduces process failure by ensuring you start with the right requirements that are clear, concise, and valid
  • How to use your change process as a competitive advantage
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