Benefit from Experience throughout the Application Lifecycle

Better asset, change, configuration and release management

Date: Tuesday 4 June 2013

Venue: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA.

The Annual Conference, run by the Specialist Group for Change, Configuration, Asset and Release Management of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, (BCS CMSG) will be held on the 4 June 2013 at the BCS Offices in central London.

This is the premier UK event on Change, Release, Asset and Configuration Management for ITIL and Service Management and throughout the application lifecycle with a successful track record of previous events.

The main Conference objectives are to share experiences in how Configuration Management supports and enables Change Management in software development and ITIL Service Management. Best practices in adopting an integrated approach, and communicating and selling this to the rest of the organisation are essential elements.

The Conference will bring together managers and practitioners working across the service lifecycle (which incorporates the application lifecycle) together in an open forum.

We are looking for presentations by practitioners to cover a wide variety of topics and encourage the cross fertilisation of ideas between practitioners, vendors and users of the CCRM processes, solutions and tools.


The Conference and workshops will provide a tremendous opportunity to learn from practical experience and how to better communicate the benefits and value of managing your configurations.

Interactive sessions

This conference will encourage dynamic interaction, brainstorming and discussion between users, practitioners and the vendor community in an independent forum. The knowledge gained from the workshops will create a shared understanding of today’s challenges, strategies to cope with these challenges and future needs.

Conference themes

  • Understanding failures and why they occur
  • Practical ways to improve integration between asset and configuration management
  • Understanding the interdependencies between lifecycle processes
  • Increase the success rate of change
  • Better, faster, cheaper
  • Selling the vision
  • What works, what doesn't
  • Streamlining the flow of changes and releases
  • Practical ways of integrating application and service management
  • Communication of the benefits of all aspects configuration management
  • Avoiding silos
  • Identifying missing essentials (assessment and gap analysis)
  • Improving processes for business benefit
  • Cases studies from a range of organisations and business sectors
  • Automation throughout the lifecycle