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Unformatted text preview: urrent status. The Role of the Configuration Manager. The configuration manager is responsible for the application of these techniques. In doing so, the configuration manager performs the following functions: • • • • 4.7.3 Conceives and manages the configuration management system, and documents it in the Configuration Management Plan Acts as secretary of the configuration control board (controls the change approval process) Controls changes to baseline documentation Controls release of baseline documentation Initiates configuration verification audits. Data Management For any project, proper data management is essential for successful configuration management. Before a project team can produce a tangible product, it must produce descriptions of the system using words, drawings, schematics, and numbers (i.e., symbolic information). There are several vital characteristics the symbolic information must have. First the information must be shareable. Whether it is in electronic or paper form, the data must be readily available, in the most recently approved version, to all members of the project team. Second, symbolic information must be durable. This means that it must be recalled accurately every time and represent the most current version of the baseline. The baseline information cannot change or degrade with repeated access of the database or paper files, and cannot degrade with time. This is a non-trivial statement, since poor data management practices (e.g., allowing someone to borrow the only copy of a document or drawing) can allow controlled information to become lost. Also, the material must be retained for the life of the program/project (and possibly beyond), and a complete set of documentation for each baseline change must be retained. Third, the symbolic information must be traceable upward and downward. A database must be developed and maintained to show the parentage of any requirement. The database must also be able to display all children derived from a given requirement. Finally, traceability must be provided to reports that do...
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This document was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course E 515 at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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