Professional in Product Lifecycle Management

PLM Professional

Do you want to quickly learn the skills to successfully manage your own Product Lifecycle Management and engineering IT projects? With the PLM Professional framework, you will learn the basics for the management of complex systems and the value-creation chain of a product over the entire life cycle. You will also learn the basics in IT, business studies and soft skills.

With Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), companies can use procedures and tools for the control and management of all product-related information along its entire life cycle. The central challenges of today's product development are the efficient handling of product data and development knowledge. To achieve this, digital technology and modeling, information networking, software functionality, and processes and methods for decision-making must interlock seamlessly.

Our PLM Professional program teaches practice-oriented knowledge and skills in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). We teach you to understand the methods and tools for virtual product development and digital factory planning and provide you with proven approaches for systems engineering, variant management and change management.

Key Take-aways

Concentrated knowledge: Achieve the internationally recognized personal certificate »PLM Professional« of Fraunhofer Academy. With the help of first-hand expert knowledge you will learn how to successfully implement PLM solutions and manage PLM projects.


Level 1: 949,– €
The fee includes the online courses as well as the certificate of attendance.

Level 2: 3000,– €
The fee includes two days of on-site training as well as the certification exam.


Level 1: ongoing

Level 2: November 09, 2020 – November 10, 2020


Registration Level 1

Registration Level 2

Please fill out the registration form(s) and send it to us

  • by e-mail: weiterbildung[at]
  • or by mail: Fraunhofer IPK, Anja Kunack, Pascalstr. 8 – 9, 10587 Berlin
Organization Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK  
Language English  

We can also offer your business individualized courses on your demand (online and face-to-face, on your premises or in our facilities). In case you are interested please contact Friedrich Halstenberg (friedrich.halstenberg[at] directly.

Level 1 of the course focuses on the basics of PLM in a remote eLearning format. This is a self-paced learning program, which is ideal to acquire essential PLM fundamentals without traveling anywhere. Depending on your experience and learning speed Level 1 will take you about 20 to 25 hours. It contains the following skills (learning modules):

  • Basics of PLM
  • Product Development
  • System Complexity
  • Systems Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Bills of Materials
  • Release- and Change Management
  • Variant and Configurations Management
  • CAD & Cax
  • Validation & Simulation
  • Digital Twins
  • Production planning and the Digital Factory
  • ERP & MES
  • Customer & Supplier integration
  • Advanced Systems Engineering
  • PLM Architectures
  • ALM & Management of Software Projects 1
  • User Experience & Design Thinking
  • Methods of Strategy Development
  • Requirements for PLM solutions
  • Process Analysis
  • Designing IT-landscapes
  • Workflow Management
  • Economic feasability
  • Motivation and Trust in PLM Project Teams
  • Communication
The course can be started at any time. At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

In Level 2, the participants will learn more sophisticated skills and coaching in a face-to-face format and acquire the PLM Professional personal ISO certification. PLM Professional Level 2 will be conducted in a 2-day-workshop plus certification exam.

In an exclusive exchange with PLM specialists Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Stark (Fraunhofer IPK) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Eigner (Eigner Engineering Consult), participants will learn core applications of PLM processes and interdisciplinary professional and social skills for work in demanding PLM projects. Level 2 will contain the following skills:

  • Practices for designing effective and efficient data flow architectures
  • Methods for creating high-performing PLM-Systems and IT-landscapes
  • Organisational Change Management
  • Business Coachings and Soft Skills
  • Updates on the newest trends and developments