1 Part 1: Fundamentals of the V-Modell

1.4 Management Mechanisms of the V-Modell

1.4.6 Configuration Management

The »Configuration Management manages all products and »Product Configurations in accordance with the »Project Plan. A »Product Configuration identifies a quantity of matched products that belong together from the »Product Library in a specific version and in their respective product state - the so-called »Product Version.

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Figure 14: Decision Gates and Product Configurations

Thus, the »Configuration Management is intended to document the current and previous »Product Configuration of a system and the degree of fulfillment of the physical and functional requirements and to ensure complete transparency in this respect during the entire system life cycle.

Every planned »Decision Gate generates a »Product Configuration – as shown exemplarily in Figure 14 – thus documenting the project progress and ensuring a replicable quality assurance.