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Configuration Management Concepts Document

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Author(s)

Susan Katz

Abstract

The purpose of this document is to establish Configuration Management (CM) concepts to be applied in support of the STEP STandard for the Exchange of Product model data) development effort. Configuration management is the management of change. It is a formal discipline which provides methods and tools (a) to identify components, versions, and baselines of selected items and b) to control changes made to those items. CM provides a method for logically grouping related components throughout the various stages of product development. It also provides visibility and traceability for the evolving status of each item. An effective CM system thus identifies, controls, records, and reports on any functional, physical, or status changes to controlled items. A detailed discussion of CM issues is provided in Section 3. A comparison of CM and other types of support services used in software development (verification, testing, validation, and quality assurance) can be found in Appendix A.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 4538
Report Number
4538

Keywords

CM, Configuration Management, STEP, product development

Citation

Katz, S. (1991), Configuration Management Concepts Document, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.4538, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821222 (Accessed May 29, 2024)

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Created August 31, 1991, Updated October 12, 2021