Format: Live, Online

Length: Five, 1.5 hour sessions

Instructor: Thomas Staab

Configuration management (CM) maintains software integrity throughout the process of the entire software life cycle, including maintenance.  It ensures that the correct version of each configuration item is incorporated into the appropriate configuration(s).  It is most commonly used with the waterfall development methodology, but has also been successfully adapted to the Agile methodology.  This class introduces you to the basics of CM as well as a practical process for establishing and maintaining a CM program that meets the corporate goals and information needs.   

You will:
•    Become familiar with the configuration management principles
•    Discover the basic four vital parts of configuration management
•    Understand how to develop configuration management plans and procedures
•    Find out the difference between configuration management and change management


This class is designed to be presented in five (5) 1.5 hr. sessions in a virtual, real-time instruction led by a live instructor delivered direct to your computer.

Course Outline

•    Introduction
•    The global view of configuration management
•    Why do you need configuration management
•    Configuration Management vs. Change Management
•    Securing management buy-in
•    Implementation plan
•    Configuration Management Library
•    Roles in Configuration Management
•    Types of objects under CM
•    Milestones
•    CM in development
      o    Waterfall
      o    Agile
•    The four basic vital parts
      o    Configuration identification
      o    Configuration control
      o    Status accounting
      o    Audits
•    Configuration management plan
•    Configuration Management under special conditions
•    Evaluating success
•    Wrap-Up