What Is Configuration Management?
In conjunction with change control management, there is configuration management. Project managers interested in utilizing configuration management know that it is about identifying and establishing a plan before change is needed. It opens up the opportunity for change control through documentation, accountability and the regular auditing of the project.
Configuration management comes after a project baseline is set. Once the project has been defined, configuration management does the following:
- Evaluates each system, resource, and component of the project.
Coordinates who will approve or disapprove change and what processes will be utilized to configure change.
Coordinates who will ensure changes are realized along with accountability.
Coordinates who will implement or request the change.
Provides documentation, or a library of sorts, specific to your project on how controls were set, defined, implemented and documented.