Develop configuration management protocols

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Establish configuration management requirements

1.1 Establish identification standards for naming and version control of system, network, software and documentation to align with organisational needs

1.2 Establish tools and procedures for the required level of integration into the programming, system or network environment

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

1.4 Determine the appropriate points for configuration of particular items

2. Establish control mechanisms

2.1 Establish methods for identification and recording of change requests in line with organisational guidelines

2.2 Establish acceptance criteria, test and acceptance processes and processes for approval of change requests in line with organisational guidelines

2.3 Establish security, access and management control criteria and quality benchmarks

2.4 Determine necessary audit trails and alerts for variations or non-conformance

3. Establish monitoring mechanisms

3.1 Establish mechanisms to identify software status throughout the software life cycle, or the status of the system or network during upgrading or reconfiguration

3.2 Determine management of records and status reports, including the history of baselines and their links to backups

3.3 Define target audiences and determine the level of detail required in the status reports

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

3.5 Document control and monitoring mechanisms

4. Manage the release of the product to clients

4.1 Determine physical and functional completeness of items prior to release

4.2 Determine requirements for formal control of software products and documentation

4.3 Determine policies for retention of baseline and master copies in line with safety, security and legislative requirements and organisational guidelines