Any product configuration data solution must start with a comprehensive yet realistic Configuration Management Plan. The CM plan is the basis for what information to capture, how to acquire or migrate data, then how to manage that data throughout the lifecycle of a product or program.
A good configuration management plan should address a number of elements important in the creation, implementation, usage, and maintenance of a configuration management strategy and software solution. These CM plan elements include: project plan and milestones, organizational authority, role responsibilities, key definitions, requirements specification, configuration identification, configuration items and baselines, change control, configuration reporting, configuration status accounting, process automation and improvement, performance metrics, standards support, training, subcontractor and vendor support, system integrations and interfaces, and data management integrity, retention, and security.
CMstat’s certified Configuration and Data Management professionals have the expertise and experience to create a plan for your organization that will ensure you are getting all product information under control in the most efficient way possible.
We bring our years of on-the-job experience and deep knowledge of industry best practices when developing CM and DM Plans for CMstat customers. Yet, instead of operating as the experts from afar, we collaborate with our customer team as an embedded partner where your employees participate and learn in the process.
Learn more what constitutes a good CM Plan in this recent CMsights post on What is a Configuration Management Plan.
Contact CMstat today to see how we can help you develop a streamlined, successful, proven configuration management plan and process for management of your product data.