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Article: (CM) DESIGNING CHANGE REQUEST WORKFLOWS by Eric Mariacher

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu1 ABSTRACT
"Modern" software development companies use a change management tool. Configuration Management is one CMMI area. This paper deals with aspects of CM-SP2.1 “Track Change Requests” and CM-GP2.2 “Plan the Process”.
There are two kinds of possible change requests in a software: bug correction and feature implementation. Most of change management tools offer the possibility to implement a change request workflow to get visibility on the current status of the change request. In this article, simple to complex bug or feature development worflows will be built, based on answers given to a short list of questions and concerns.

Article: (CM) Implementing Changes to a Software Baseline by Mike Campeau

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu - 1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 General This procedure outlines how the Integrated Network Management System (INMS) software product changes are implemented into a software baseline. After software products have successfully passed Product Integration Testing (PIT) a formal Developmental Baseline is established. Once this baseline has been established change control of all software products reside with the CMO. Changes made to software products will be reviewed and managed by the Configuration Review board (CRB).
Article: (CM) Need for Configuration Management by Harsha Chakravarti
https://seir.sei.cmu.edu - Configuration Management Needs
1. Overview
The goal of this process is to facilitate orderly management of product information about the assets and the changes to the assets that need to be controlled. Assets for Systems Development Resources (SDR) include software configuration items include, but are not limited to run-streams, code (COBOL, Powerbuilder, Java programs and executables), test plans (STP), Configuration Management Plans (CMP), software requirements (SRS/SRD, technical specifications) and design documents (SDD). CM is designed to ensure that organizations have the information they need to make sure their products perform as intended. The beneficial purposes of the Configuration Management Process, when implemented, include improvement of capability, performance, reliability and correction of defects.




 
Article: (CM) Configuration Management at an Off-Shore Software Development Center by Richard Gall, Abhay Saxena & Girish Khanzode

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu - Abstract
Software development deals with a continuum of change. The ability to deal with change when coupled with time-zone differences and physical distances presents a significant challenge in configuration management to of a development organization.

This paper examines the experiences of a multinational organization operating an offshore development center in India. The paper examines some of the issues that existed in the early stages of the setup of the center, as a strong and robust configuration management policy was developed. Some of the processes and policies put in place to address these issues are discussed. Intranet-based data capture, control and reporting systems were implemented along with strong process guidelines for source set management.

 
 
Article: (CM) Who’s Watching the Hen House? by Ron Starbuck

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu - Abstract
The answer to this question is a snap if your using the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Software Capability Maturity Model® (SW-CMM) for software development. Software Configuration Management (SCM) may be the keeper of the keys to the product’s configuration, but it’s the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Key Process Area (KPA) who ensures the approved, right products get in the Hen House and are maintained thereafter. Unfortunately, not every organization’s interpretation of the SW-CMM includes this not so obvious practice in their implementation. Sometimes even just getting SQA into place for them requires overcoming the misunderstanding that it polices quality into products. The purpose of this article is to examine how SQA ensures the software products developed are the right ones and how it interacts with the SCM Key Process Area to capture and maintain their integrity correctly in the Hen House.
Article: (CM) Configuration Management (CM) (CMMI-DEV) by Wibas GmbH

https://www.wibas.com - Configuration Management (CM) (CMMI-DEV)


Summary

The purpose of Configuration Management (CM) (CMMI-DEV) is to establish and maintain the integrity of work products using configuration identification, configuration control, configuration status accounting, and configuration audits.

Description
Introductory Notes

The Configuration Management process area involves the following activities:
  • Identifying the configuration of selected work products that compose baselines at given points in time
  • Controlling changes to configuration items
  • Building or providing specifications to build work products from the configuration management system
  • Maintaining the integrity of baselines
  • Providing accurate status and current configuration data to developers, end users, and customers
Presentation: (CM) Agile Based Configuration Management for Process Design A Case Study by Kumudhavalli G, Iffat Maliha & P Samsutheen Riyas

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu - Download




 
Presentation: (CM) SCM: The Red-Headed Stepchild of the KPAs - How to Make SCM Feel Loved by Todd Holcombe, Bryan McMillan & Scott Ware
https://seir.sei.cmu.edu - Download





 
Presentation: (CM) The NPVI Method to Support Market Entry Strategies for Software by Hans Sassenburg

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu - Download
Article: (CMMI) Which CMMI® Institute Model Will Take Your Organization to the Next Level? by CMMI Institute
       
www.cmmiinstitute.com - Discover Which CMMI® Institute Model Will Take Your Organization to the Next Level!


CMMI Institute models help identify and improve the key capabilities that elevate your organization's performance, quality, and profitability. Many times in business, the problem or solution is not so obvious. With proven best practices, CMMI Institute models allow you to see how your organization's existing processes measure up and where performance improvements are needed. The result? 
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