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Software & Hardware Configuration Management Books, Tools, Training Courses, Seminars, Consulting Services, PDM/PLM Systems


If you want to have the latest and best CM and PDM/PLM system information plus the "best CM practices" methodology available and currently in use by individuals, businesses, military organisations, and government agencies worldwide, then this is your source!

These books are available from all booksellers, both storefronts and internet in over 50 countries 

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"Practical CM III" and "Transparent CM" are the CM and business communities' recognized guides for the establishment of "best CM practices". They include all of the "how-to" information for the evaluation, integration and implementation of the right PDM/PLM system necessary to automate the "best CM practices" for your unique busines environment. "Practical CM III" includes“Lessons Learned” during the implementation and integration of the first major PLM system in the US at Lockheed Martin.

* Understand the Software and Hardware Configuration Management discipline

* Learn Basic and Advanced Software and Hardware Configuration Management processes

* Establish 'Best Configuration Management Practices' in your organization

* Generate Configuration Management Plans for your product line(s) and for your      organization

* Establish Configuration Management processes that comply with CMMi & ITIL guidelines

* Select and implement the right PDM/PLM system to automate your 'Best CM Practices'

* Establish & maintain control of your engineering hardware & software development activities

* Improve Communications - internal organizations, subcontractors, vendors, customers

* Gain insight into the current activities of the international CM community

* Understand how to employ the latest risk mitigation techniques

* Enhance process control and productivity

* Achieve your business control, cost and compliance goals


The Raven Publishing Company is pleased to offer the third and most comprehensive book of the Configuration Management Trilogy:


 'Practical CM III: Best Configuration Management  Practices for the 21st Century'

David D Lyon

Practical CM III (PCM III) is currently being used as the designated text for college level   courses on Software and Hardware Configuration Management in the US and Europe.

PCM III covers Hardware and Software basic and advanced Configuration Management  processes and describes detailed steps for the selection, installation, and integration of PDM/PLM systems. It provides "best CM practices" for the 21st Century.

This book includes a CM Templates CD - includes all the templates needed to start-up, up-grade, and maintain an effective, value-added CM environment. 

 CDs available only on this site

ISBN 978-0-9661248-8-0  (paperback) - 7" X 10", 305 pages, 1.5 lb $65.00

S&H is $6.00 per book for customers in North America. Contact the Raven Publishing Company* for International S&H charges

Author's note: I believe that you will find PCM III to be a valuable guide for basic and advanced Software and Hardware Configuration Management instruction. It includes several new topics and tips that will help you  do do your job better and establish 'best Configuration Management practices' in your organization 

If If you invest in only one book on the subject of Configuration Management this year, this is your best value.



by David D Lyon

Contains the latest PDM and PLM solutions for th 21st Century

The much anticipated sequel to 'Practical CM' -  the Configuration Management community's favorite guide to 'Best CM Practices for the 21st Century"


'Transparent CM' captures the interactive workshop phase of Mr. Lyon's seminars and describes a step-by-step process for transforming your current Configuration Management activities into ‘best Configuration Management practices’ tailored specifically for your business environment.


See first hand how Mr. Lyon utilizes your newly established ‘best Configuration Management practices’ as the basis for conducting a Product Lifecycle Management/Product Data Management (PLM/PDM) System Requirements Analysis and for generating a customized PLM/PDM System Requirements Specification.


Learn about the role your PLM/PDM System Requirements Specification plays in the evaluation and selection of the most appropriate Configuration Management tool to satisfy your business’ unique Configuration Management process requirements.


Follow the step-by-step methodology presented in this revealing text and be assured that you will attain your goal of establishing the most efficient and effective automated Configuration Management system for your specific business environment and not become a slave to the wrong Configuration Management tool.

Third Edition - ISBN: 978-1-4505639-3-2 Paperback - 7" X 10", 222 Pages, 1.5 lb, $55.00

S&H is $6.00 per book for customers in North America. Contact the Raven Publishing Company* for International S&H charges


Configuration Management Training and Seminars 

Basic and Advanced Software and Hardware Configuration Management Training Courses and Seminars (plus Configuration Management refresher courses) for both your Configuration Management personnel and your Management staff

For presentation ON-SITE AT YOUR FACILITY by Dave Lyon anywhere in the U.S. and Canada plus some countries in Europe

These configuration management training courses and seminars are tailored to your specific business activities

Save over 50% compared to 'public' CM training courses and seminars

Among Mr. Lyon's clients: Pentagon, Military bases (US/Europe), Business and Industry (US/Canada/Europe), Colleges (US/Europe), Government agencies (US)

Comment from a customer seminar coordinator:  I am very pleased to comunicate to you that all the attendees to your seminar are very happy and they have told me that it was very helpful. - Director of Training - Navantia shipyard, Ferrol, Spain.

Contact the Raven Publishing Company* for detailed training course and seminar abstracts, availability and pricing.

Software and Hardware Configuration Management Consulting Services

ON-SITE survey and recommendations presentation by Dave Lyon at your facility anywhere in the U.S. and Canada

For additional information on Configuration Management Books, Seminars and Consulting Services, please contact Dave Lyon at the Raven Publishing company.*      


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