Configuration Management



Definition

Configuration management is the activity consisting of the cohesive collection of all tasks that are primarily performed to manage an endeavor’s baselines of configuration items.

Goals

The typical goals of configuration management are to:

Objectives

The typical objectives of configuration management are to:

Examples

Typical examples of configuration management include configuration management of the software, data, and hardware component configuration items on an:

Preconditions

Configuration management typically may begin when the following conditions hold:

Completion Criteria

Configuration management is typically complete when the following conditions hold:

Tasks

Configuration management typically involves the following teams performing the following tasks in an iterative, incremental, parallel, and time-boxed manner:

Environments

Configuration management is typically performed using the following environment(s) and associated tools:

Work Products

Configuration management typically results in the production of all or part of the following work products in the configuration management work product set:

Phases

Configuration management tasks are typically performed during the following phases:


Phase Relevant Tasks
Business Strategy Configuration Management Planning, Configuration Identification, Version Control, Configuration Control, Configuration Status Reporting, and Configuration Auditing
Business Optimization Configuration Management Planning, Configuration Identification, Version Control, Configuration Control, Configuration Status Reporting, and Configuration Auditing
Initiation Configuration Management Planning, Configuration Identification, Version Control, Configuration Control, Configuration Status Reporting, and Configuration Auditing
Construction Configuration Management Planning, Configuration Identification, Version Control, Configuration Control, Configuration Status Reporting, and Configuration Auditing
Delivery Configuration Management Planning, Configuration Identification, Version Control, Configuration Control, Configuration Status Reporting, and Configuration Auditing
Usage Configuration Management Planning, Configuration Identification, Version Control, Configuration Control, Configuration Status Reporting, and Configuration Auditing
Retirement Configuration Management Planning, Configuration Identification, Version Control, Configuration Control, Configuration Status Reporting, and Configuration Auditing

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