Application, Project, and Organizational Configuration Management


CM Level: Organization

·         Determining CM awareness

·         Assessing CM risk (at the organization level)

·         Evaluating support and sponsorship for CM

·         Defining an SCM budget

·         Establishing a CM personal structure

·         Defining an organizational level CM Plan

·         Defining common CM terminology

CM Level: Application

·         Assessing an application’s CM needs

·         Selecting a CM technology best suited for the application

·         Defining an application level CM Plan (if none exists at the organization level)

·         Establishing a CM environment for an application

·         Establishing CM processes for an application (checkout/checking, build, release, change control, problem management, etc.)

·         Performing CM training for those that work on the application

About the author

Mario  Moreira's picture Mario Moreira

Mario Moreira is a columnist for the CM Journal, a writer for the Agile Journal, an author, an agile and CM expert for CA. He has worked in the CM field since 1986 and in the agile field since 1998. Mario has experience with numerous CM technologies and processes and has implemented CM on over 150 applications/products, which include establishing global SCM infrastructures. He is a certified ScrumMaster in the agile arena having implemented Scrum and XP practices. Mario is the author of Adapting Configuration Management for Agile Teams  and Software Configuration Management Implementation Roadmap. Also consider visiting Mario’s blog on CM for Agile and Agile adoption at

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