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Purpose & Scope
Learning objectives
Process and method for Configuration identification

Incomplete capability

  • No documented process or method exists for configuration identification

  • Configuration identification is not at all performed or is performed in an arbitrary manner.

  • Understanding the purpose and scope of configuration identification.

  • Applying the theorietical concept of configuration identification to real scenarios, such as current place of work.

Performed capability

  • Process and/or method descriptions exists for configuration identification, but they are incomplete or too abstract to provide any real support.

  • Configuration identification is performed in a structured manner to some degree.

Managed capability

  • Process and/or method descriptions for configuration identification provide support for all concerned stakeholders.

  • Configuration identification is performed with satisfying results.

The configuration identification process addresses

  • The selection of configuration items and the composition of configuration information

  • How each document, product, and unit or group of units of a product is uniquely identified

  • How relationships are maintained in product structures

  • How the product configuration is baselined for change management


The configuration identification process results in:

  • Organised composition of the product and associated information

  • Defined, documented and baselined product configurations

  • Unique identification of products and product configuration information

  • Consistency between a product and the information about the product

CMplus assets
  • Process description for Configuration identification

  • Generic critera for selecting CI

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