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Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management

Book Description

Most projects present teams with challenges relating to time, cost and scope. Careful management of these project elements allows projects to be completed successfully. In order to guide a project's direction, project managers utilize the process of configuration management. Project configuration management is the collective body of processes, activities, tools, and methods used to manage certain items during the project lifecycle. Configuration management is implemented to actively guide the direction of the project and support communication that will facilitate successful completion. Due to the increasing complexity of projects and greater competition among companies, the knowledge of configuration management techniques is more important than ever.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Notice
  5. Contents
  6. List of Table and Figures
  7. Preface
  8. Chapter 1—Introduction
    1. 1.1 - Relationship with Other Standards
    2. 1.2 - Purpose of this Practice Standard
    3. 1.3 - How to use this Practice Standard
    4. 1.4 - What this Practice Standard is Not
    5. 1.5 - Why Apply PCM?
    6. 1.6 - Key Points
    7. 1.7 - Audience
  9. Chapter 2—Configuration Management Planning
    1. 2.1 - Overview
    2. 2.2 - Organization
    3. 2.3 - Communications
    4. 2.4 - Training
    5. 2.5 - Configuration Management and PCM
  10. Chapter 3—Configuration Identification
    1. 3.1 - Project Artifacts
    2. 3.2 - Structure
    3. 3.3 - Item Identification
    4. 3.4 - Taxonomy Scheme
  11. Chapter 4—Configuration Change Management
    1. 4.1 - Overview
    2. 4.2 - Identification
    3. 4.3 - Process
    4. 4.4 - Control
    5. 4.5 - Assessment and Approval
    6. 4.6 - Implementation
    7. 4.7 - Verification and Acceptance
    8. 4.8 - Closure
  12. Chapter 5—Configuration Status Accounting and Metrics
    1. 5.1 - Information Repository
    2. 5.2 - Reporting
    3. 5.3 - Analysis
  13. Chapter 6—Configuration Verification and Audits
    1. 6.1 - Verification
    2. 6.2 - Audit
    3. 6.3 - Verification and Audit Activities
  14. Appendix A - Guidelines for a Project Management Institute Practice Standard
  15. Appendix B - Evolution of the Practice Standard on Project Configuration Management
  16. Appendix C - Contributors and Reviewers of the Practice Standard on Project Configuration Management
  17. Appendix D - Examples and Additional Configuration Management (CM) Information
  18. Appendix E - Sample Configuration Management (CM) Processes and Forms
  19. Appendix F - Additional Sources of Information on Configuration Management
  20. Glossary