3 Part 3: V-Modell Reference Tailoring

3.6 Process Modules

3.6.3 Configuration Management

Needs:

Project Management, Quality Assurance

Overview

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Figure 22: Process module Configuration Management

Purpose

A »Product Configuration is defined as a quantity of associated products and tools, e.g. hardware evaluation environment, software development environment etc., in a certain version and a certain product state. The configuration management monitors product configurations in such a way that the connections and differences between previous and current product configurations are always recognizable. It ensures that a recourse to previous product versions is always possible. Thus product changes can always be repeated and verified.

The assessment of and decision on change requests is regulated in the »Process Module »Problem and Change Management . The configuration management documents the implementation of product changes in a repeatable way.

The configuration management (CM) is intended to ensure that functional and physical characteristics of a products can always be identified unambiguously. This identification is used for a systematic control of changes and ensures the integrity, also during the utilization phase of the product.

Project types that may include this process module

System Development Project (Acquirer), System Development Project (Supplier), System Development Project (Acquirer/Supplier), Introduction and Maintenance of an Organization-Specific Process Model