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025: Raising Industry Standards with Configuration Management

Posted By Digital Enterprise Society, Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

025: Raising Industry Standards with Configuration Management 


On this episode, Thom and Craig welcome Martin Haket, Lead CM Architect at ASML.  Martin shares the career path — and mistakes — that led him to his position as lead architect at ASML.  He recognizes the need for raising industry standards with configuration management and offers ideas on the best ways to highlight the benefits of configuration management to those that need it most.  He also shares the reasons he thinks configuration management is the best position to have in any business, how curiosity for knowledge can get you where you want to be, and why everyone needs to be more willing to make mistakes their careers progress.  

 On today’s podcast, you will learn:

Lessons learned from trying to define configuration management

  • Martin shares the results of trying to take on the overwhelming task of defining configuration management. 

  • There are benefits that come with waiting until a crisis to fully adopt a better system. 

  • The value of taking the time to increase your industry knowledge and understanding while you are waiting for a better system to be adopted. 

How to showcase the benefits of configuration management 

  • Where is the greatest need for configuration management and how can you best explain it to those that need it most? 

  • Highlight the steps that more properly measure CM performance and consider the benefits of configuration management — ask what an improved product or process can bring to a company. 

  • Attach a dollar value to the changes that CM can bring to a company. 

  • It becomes easier to encourage CM adoption between sectors when the results have already been proven within the company.

Best practices for raising Industry standards

  • Avoid using tools that are not capable of interfacing with one standard format. 

  • Build tools that interface with the impact matrix and other companies within the industry will follow.

  • Investing in tools that can be re-used throughout the industry benefits all interested parties. 

Martin Haket is the Configuration Management Business Architect at ASML.  After graduating in 1999 in Information Technology, Martin was immediately confronted with configuration management on his first job in the defense industry. In succeeding positions, CM became more dominant, eventually leading to his current position as Configuration Management Business Architect at ASML. In this position, he is driving the introduction of a CM2 based change process and teaching the ASML in-house CM2-12 courses. Martin’s CM2 training started in 2006 leading to CM2-P certification in 2015. In 2017, Martin became IpX's first and only current recipient of the CM2-Doctorate.


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