What is Configuration Management?

This week we look at Configuration Management Planning and its role in the Software Development Lifecycle.

Definition: Configuration Management focuses on: establishing and maintaining consistency of a product’s performance and its functional and physical attributes with its requirements, design, and operational information throughout its life.

Configuration Management can be further defined as the management of ‘security features and assurances through control of changes made to hardware, software, firmware, documentation, test, test fixtures, and test documentation throughout the life cycle of an information system.’ Wikipedia

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