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Unformatted text preview: the configuration control system must maintain version control and identification of the "as-built" configuration for each article. Incremental implementation of changes is common in projects that have a deliberate policy of introducing product or process improvements. As an example, the original 1972 plan held that each of the Space Shuttle or NASA Systems Engineering Handbook Management Issues in Systems Engineering biters would be identical. In reality, each of the orbiters is different, driven primarily by the desire to achieve the original payload requirement of 65,000 pounds. Proper version control documentation has been essential to the sparing, fielding, and maintenance of the operational fleet. Configuration Verification. Configuration verification is the process of verifying that resulting products (e.g., hardware and software items) conform to the intentions of the designers and to the standards established by preceding approved baselines, and that baseline documentation is current and accurate. Configuration verification is accomplished by two types of control gate activity: audits and technical reviews. (See Section 4.8.4 for additional information on two important examples: the Physical Configuration Audit and the Design Certification Review.) Each of these serves to review and challenge the data presented for conformance to the previously approved baseline. Configuration Accounting. Configuration accounting (sometimes called configuration status accounting) is the task of maintaining, correlating, releasing, reporting, and storing configuration data. Essentially a data management function, configuration accounting ensures that official baseline data is retained, available, and distribution-controlled for project use. It also performs the important function of tracking the status of each change from inception through implementation. A project's change status system should be capable of identifying each change by its unique change identification number (e.g., ECRs, CRs, RlDs, waivers, deviations, modification kits) and report its c...
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