Product Lifecycle Management

A collaboration between EIT Digital and Fraunhofer.

PLM professional imparts practice-oriented knowledge and skills of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in a blended learning program

The participants acquire the methodical basis for the management of complex systems, pass through the value-creation chain of a product over the entire life cycle up to the end of life and acquire basics from the relevant disciplines IT, business studies and soft skills. They learn core applications for PLM processes and train interdisciplinary professional and social skills for working in demanding PLM projects.

  • Learn the technical basics of Product Lifecycle Management
  • Understand methods and tools for virtual product development and digital factory planning
  • Learn proven approaches for Systems Engineering, Variant Management and Engineering Change Management
  • Master steering successful PLM and Engineering IT projects

Key take aways

  • Two weeks, all methods: become a PLM Professional with the Fraunhofer Academy!
  • Acquire the internationally recognized personal certificate "PLM Professional"
  • First-hand expert knowledge: exclusive exchange with the PLM specialists Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Stark (Fraunhofer IPK) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Eigner (Eigner Engineering Consult)
  • Learn how to successfully implement PLM solutions and steer PLM projects


Who should attend

  • Engineering professionals
  • IT professionals
  • PLM and engineering consultants
  • Project managers
  • Team leaders and middle management

Get your certificate through our training

Certified PLM Professional.

Blended approach



Date and location


Spring edition
21-22-23 June 2021.
Dates for Autumn edition will be announced soon.



1500 € per day (Excl. Tax)

Please contact us for more details.

Course content

This course provides background knowledge and hands-on trainings on

  • Basics of PLM
  • Virtual product development and systems engineering
  • Parts list and variant management
  • Requirements engineering
  • CAx technology and engineering change management
  • Digital factory and production planning
  • Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things
  • PLM strategy development
  • Process modelling and analysis
  • IT development, interfaces and integration
  • Soft Skills and Organisational Change Management
  • PLM project management
  • Advanced Systems Engineering
  • Developments and trends

Executive course

Spring edition: 21-23 June 2021.
Dates for Autumn course will be announced soon.

2 days /  1500 € per day ( Excl. Tax)



EnglishCertified PLM Professional.



About Fraunhofer

Research of practical utility lies at the heart of all activities pursued by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Founded in 1949, the research organization undertakes applied research that drives economic development and serves the wider benefit of society. Its services are solicited by customers and contractual partners in industry, the service sector and public administration. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is a recognized non-profit organization. With its clearly defined mission of application-oriented research and its focus on key technologies of relevance to the future, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft plays a prominent role in the German and European innovation process.

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