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Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management by Project Management Institute

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Chapter 5

Configuration Status Accounting and Metrics

This chapter describes maintaining and reporting information about the CM items and related actions, such as pending changes. A project may use configuration status and accounting to disseminate information, validate and verify actions, and to serve as the feedback mechanism for the overall PCM process. This chapter includes the following major sections:

5.1 Information Repository
5.2 Reporting
5.3 Analysis

5.1 Information Repository

Chapter 2 provided repository examples used in PCM and CM, and Chapter 3 provided examples mentioned in the PMBOK® Guide–Third Edition. Information repositories are essential to PCM. An information repository is a place (database, library, or file ...

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