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Configuration Management Plan


Definition

The goal of the Configuration Management Plan is to ensure that adequate controls are in place over all processes, configuration items and project artifacts.

Configuration Management, CM, is a process model established to maintain the consistency and integrity of a system or software product throughout it's lifecycle.

Configuration Management can be defined as the control of changes made to a product's hardware, software and/or documentation.

This can be an enormous task. It will help to break this up into two or more phases.


Typical Configuration Management Plan Requirements

  • Well Defined Set of Configuration Items to be Managed
  • Assign Roles and Responsibilities
  • Define Software Configuration Management Standards and Procedures
  • Document the SCM Tools and Their Use
  • Define the Required Metrics to Support the Plan



6 Month Plan

  • Identify all Configuration Data Sources
  • Gather Reporting Requirements
  • Identify Business Owners of Application and Server data
  • Make CMDB Recommendation


12 Month CM Plan

  • Consolidate CMDB Data Sources where feasible
  • Develop CMDB Audit Processes
  • Provide Real-time Data Reports from the CMDB
  • Create on-going CMDB Process Improvement


CMDB

A CMDB is a repository of all the metadata related to systems and software in an organization.

It holds information such as owner, version number, server names, dependency information and much more.

A key success factor in implementing a CMDB is the automation of the collection of the information and on-going updates to the database.


CM Plan

Objective
The objective of the CM Plan is to ensure that the organization has adequate controls over all processes, configuration items and project artifacts.
Scope
A CM Plan is required for all large system and software projects.
Process Description
Change Management - [Link to Change Management Documents]

Release Management - [Link to Release Management Documents]

CMDB - [Links to CMDB Documents]

Definition of Terms
Glossary of Definitions
CM Organization
Organizational Charts and Structures
CM Responsibility
Explanation of Responsibilities
CMDB
CMDB Data Model

CMDB Relationship Diagram


Configuration Management Information

For more information about a Configuration Management Audit process that identifies and maintains the record of all registered configuration items and their related attributes.

Configuration Management Plan and Audit



Configuration Management Table of Contents

Configuration Management CM is a process model established to maintain the consistency and integrity of a system or software product throughout it's lifecycle.

CM Audit This page outlines a CM Audit performed by an internal audit team. A CM Audit ensures that functional and physical attributes are accounted for in accordance with the requirements an applications or system.

Configuration Management Database CM Database, or otherwise known as CMDB, is a central repository for all configuration items that comprise an information system. A key goal of a CMDB is to understand the relationships between application and system components and track their configurations.

Configuration Management Jobs Configuration Management Jobs can vary greatly in scope and responsibilities. They can range from highly technical to process and standard enforcement, or some combination in between. This page outlines some of the most common roles, responsibilities and requirements.

Configuration Management Plan The goal of the Configuration Management Plan is to ensure that adequate controls are in place over all processes, configuration items and project artifacts.

CM Proposal This page is a CM Proposal for a company looking to more tightly integrate their CM team which includes their CMDB and their SCM Team.

Configuration Management Salaries CM Salaries - This page is dedicated to publishing salary information about CM Salaries.

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Configuration Management Software CM Software are the Configuration Management Tools and Utilities used to create records, track changes, manage and control your environments. CM, is a process model established to maintain the consistency and integrity of a system or software product throughout it's lifecycle.

Configuration Management Tools Configuration Management Tools to be truly beneficial need to provide these features: Effective Data Modeling for the CMDB, Change Management and Change Record Tracking, Easy Integration with Other Data Sources, Intuitive User Interface, Useful Metrics Reporting, and Cost Effective Licensing Scheme.

SCMWise Software Configuration Management SCMWise is dedicated to SCM. This site is a central repository for the collection of best practices, processes, methodologies and tools that surround SCM.



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