The purpose of Configuration Management (CM) is to establish and maintain the integrity of work products using configuration identification, configuration control, configuration status accounting, and configuration audits.
Because this is a support process area, it is up to the project and organization to decide which work products are subject to CM, and the level of control needed.
The Configuration Management process area involves the following activities:
• Identifying the configuration of selected work products that compose baselines at given points in time
• Controlling changes to configuration items
• Building or providing specifications ...