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, and has worked in the CM field since 1986 and in the Agile field since 1998. He 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. He holds an MA in Mass Communication with an emphasis on communication technologies. Mario also brings years of Project Management, Software Quality Assurance, Requirement Management, facilitation, and team building skills and experience. Mario is the author of a new book entitled “Adapting Configuration Management for Agile Teams” (via Wiley Publishing). It provides an Agile Primer and a CM Primer, and how to adapt CM practices for Agile Teams. Mario is also the author of the CM book entitled, “Software Configuration Management Implementation Roadmap.” It includes step-by-step guidance for implementing SCM at the organization, application, and project level with numerous examples. Also consider visiting Mario’s blog on CM for Agile and Agile adoption at

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