Chapter 1

Introduction

Project Configuration Management (PCM) is the collective body of processes, activities, tools, and methods used to manage certain items during the project life cycle. These items are normally referred to as Configuration Items (CIs). Configuration management (CM) typically describes the mechanisms for managing the physical state of these items during their life cycle. As with any other profession, this body of knowledge rests with the practitioners who apply and advance it.

The Practice Standard on Project Configuration Management (PSPCM) is consistent with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Third Edition, and provides additional information on the practice of PCM. The PSPCM spans all control ...

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