Implement configuration management strategies

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Self Assessment Survey
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Identify and clarify configuration management requirements

1.1 Develop and assemble identification standards for the naming and version control of software and documentation, and provide to stakeholders

1.2 Identify the software configuration tools and procedures for the required level of integration into the programming environment

1.3 Identify responsibilities for configuration management within the project and for ongoing support, including approval of changes

1.4 Take action to ensure that stakeholders are aware of their roles

1.5 Identify the point at which items are subjected to configuration control with stakeholders

2. Employ appropriate control mechanisms

2.1 Identify and document the method for identification and recording of change requests in line with organisational requirements and ensure this is maintained during development process

2.2 Take action to ensure that the evaluation criteria and process for approval of change requests are employed according to organisational requirements

2.3 Take action to ensure that other management, security and access control criteria are employed according to organisational requirements

2.4 Implement controls to ensure that necessary audit trials and alerts for variations or non-conformance are continuously maintained during development

3. Implement monitoring mechanisms

3.1 Implement controls to ensure that mechanisms to identify the status of software throughout the software development life cycle are continuously maintained

3.2 Document the development and maintenance of records and status reports required to show the history of baselines and their links to backups

3.3 Take action to ensure that the level of detail required in the status reports, and identification of target audiences, meets the configuration management procedures, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Australian Standards (AS) and organisational requirements

3.4 Integrate configuration management into general project management processes for monitoring and control purposes and document

4. Manage release of product

4.1 Take action to ensure the physical and functional completeness of items for the purpose of release to all stakeholders

4.2 Identify and implement the requirements for formal control of software products

4.3 Determine and document policies for retention of baseline or master copies, taking into account safety and security, legislative requirements and organisational guidelines