ANN ARBOR — The product lifecycle management consulting and resaerch firm CIMdata Inc. Thursday announced its CIMdata PLM Certificate Program schedule for 2012. The CIMdata PLM Certificate Program is the flagship offering of CIMdata PLM Leadership — the PLM industry’s most comprehensive non-biased education offering for today’s PLM professionals.

The CIMdata PLM Certificate Program prepares PLM professionals at several levels to successfully address the challenges inherent in PLM strategy development and implementation. This assessment-based certificate program includes an intimate classroom experience, individual and team-based exercises, and individual evaluations of achievement. Additionally, the program provides participants with intensive and extensive exposure to CIMdata’s team of trusted experts. Upon successful completion of the program, each participant receives a CIMdata PLM Certificate and becomes a member of CIMdata’s global PLM Leadership community.

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Said CIMdata president Peter Bilello: “Since being introduced in early 2009, CIMdata has successfully held the program in Europe, North & South America, and Asia. The program’s success in a difficult economic climate clearly illustrates PLM’s strategic value to companies around the world.”

Added James McKinney, CIMdata’s PLM Leadership Practice Manager: “We have designed our 2012 schedule to address the needs of PLM professionals throughout Europe and North America. Additional sessions will be added in other regions as needed to support demand.”

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The CIMdata 2012 PLM Certificate Program schedule is as follows:

Atlanta, Ga. – Feb. 6-10
Birmingham, U.K. – March 12-16
Ann Arbor – May 7-11
Oslo, Norway – June 11-15
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas – Sept. 17-21
Stuttgart, Germany – Oct. 15-19
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Nov. 12-16

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