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Configuration Management for Senior Managers by Frank B. Watts

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Policies and Critical Practices

Policies

If best-in-class processes are to be attained, every company/division should have one executive committed to be the CM champion. 2
The product design must be documented and controlled effectively and efficiently for profitable, sustainable, production, service, and sale of our products. 5
CM must be chartered, manned, and expected to be both communicator and the conveyor of new design documents and changes to the right people at the right time. 7
One CM office shall serve all the projects in one logical business unit. 10
One CM “organization,” usually in Engineering, needs to be established—part of a person in a start-up, a person as you grow, and several people when successful. 11
When your operations are multiplant, ...

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