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Configuration Management for Senior Managers by Frank B. Watts

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Chapter Four

CM and Software

Abstract

Note differences between process application software and product embedded software. Treat the development of product software as much as you would treat the development of hardware. Avoid App Mania. The product CM function should control software releases. Get processes working well with current software and then consider additions or modifications.

Keywords

App mania; Process software; Product software; Software releases
Let’s first distinguish between software apps for internal company applications (tools in the design and CM processes) and those which are embedded in the product.
• Process software = PLM, ERP, CAD, etc.
• Embedded software = Engineering software designs which are necessary to make the product ...

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