Chapter 18

Configuration Management

Abstract

This chapter explains the need for configuration management and describes the five stages of this process. These are: configuration management and planning, configuration identification, configuration change management, configuration status accounting, and configuration audit. An example of a master record index (MRI) is included.

Keywords

Configuration management; configuration audit; master record index (MRI)

Although in the confined project management context configuration management is often assumed to be synonymous with version control of documentation or software, it is of course very much more far reaching in the total project environment. Developed originally in the aerospace industry, it has been ...

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