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Title:
Practical CM : best configuration management practices
Author:
Lyon, David D.
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Publication Information:
Oxford ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000.
Physical Description:
xx, 163 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780750647243
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Book

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Beginning with a clear examination of the conventional, classical configuration management (CM) process in a manufacturing environment, this text then proceeds to describe the step-by-step implementation of the new CM process using well-adapted software tools such as PDM. The complete planning, implementation and integration process for a PDM system is also laid out in a series of templates. The book provides sample plans and forms with ideas for tailoring, describes common pitfalls and traps, and covers ISO guidelines and MS2549 requirements.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
List of abbreviations and acronymsp. xv
Introductionp. xix
1 Change philosophyp. 1
2 Engineering development and Configuration Managementp. 2
Design states/levels of controlp. 3
Designer controlp. 3
Design internalp. 3
Formal internalp. 4
Externalp. 5
3 Tailoring and planningp. 6
Tailoringp. 6
Planningp. 7
CM Planp. 12
4 CM basics (today, tomorrow, future)p. 13
Definition of CMp. 14
MIL STD 973p. 15
EIA 649p. 15
Configuration identificationp. 16
Baselinesp. 16
Todayp. 16
Tomorrowp. 17
Futurep. 20
Configuration Itemsp. 21
Technical Configuration Itemsp. 22
Contractual Configuration Itemsp. 22
Serialized Configuration Itemsp. 22
Serializationp. 23
Part markingp. 23
Prototype part markingp. 23
Production hardware markingp. 24
Documentation levelsp. 24
Design Approval Documentationp. 24
Design Disclosure Documentationp. 25
Technical Data Packagep. 25
Configuration Controlp. 25
Todayp. 25
Configuration Control Boardsp. 26
Problem resolutionp. 26
Change proposalp. 27
Change approvalp. 27
Design updatep. 28
Change implementationp. 29
Tomorrowp. 30
Futurep. 33
Configuration Status Accountingp. 34
Todayp. 34
CSA data capturep. 34
CSA data processingp. 35
CSA data reportingp. 36
Tomorrowp. 36
Futurep. 37
Configuration Auditsp. 37
Todayp. 38
Functional Configuration Auditp. 39
Physical Configuration Auditp. 39
Configuration Verification Auditp. 39
Tomorrowp. 40
Futurep. 41
5 Transition to productionp. 42
Transition teamp. 43
Transition team meetingsp. 45
Action item listp. 45
Database verificationp. 45
Release to productionp. 46
Material procurementp. 46
Customer involvementp. 47
Lessons learnedp. 48
FCA/PCAp. 48
Authenticationp. 49
Schedulep. 50
6 Production and supportp. 51
CMPp. 52
Configuration Control Boardsp. 52
Major (Class 1) changesp. 52
Material Review Boardp. 53
Problem Resolution Boardp. 54
Configuration Verification Auditsp. 55
Automated CMp. 55
Supportp. 55
7 Software and firmwarep. 56
Similaritiesp. 56
Differencesp. 56
Firmwarep. 57
Communicationp. 58
Organizational structurep. 59
8 Problems and resolutionsp. 61
Problem Resolution Boardp. 62
Missionp. 62
Membershipp. 62
Processp. 63
9 Automated CMp. 65
Introductionp. 65
Planningp. 66
PDM System Requirements Analysisp. 66
PDM System Requirements Specificationp. 70
PDM tool selectionp. 70
Implementation strategyp. 70
Verification of functionalityp. 71
Documentationp. 71
Trainingp. 71
Resourcesp. 73
Program integrationp. 73
Schedulep. 74
PDM project teamp. 79
PDM project engineerp. 79
PDM project team membersp. 80
PDM implementation and integrationp. 80
Phase 1

p. 81

File check-in/check-outp. 81
Phase 2

p. 82

Viewp. 83
Markupp. 84
Raster editp. 84
Distributionp. 84
Backfile conversionp. 84
On-line CCBsp. 85
Phase 3

p. 85

Integrate design toolsp. 86
Institutionalize WIPp. 87
Integrate strategic systemsp. 87
Integrate office toolsp. 88
As-built processp. 88
Phase 4

p. 89

Integrate software design toolsp. 89
CITISp. 90
Integrate PDM functionality into programsp. 90
User/data securityp. 91
Supportp. 91
Networksp. 92
Summaryp. 93
10 The CM templatesp. 94
CM template setp. 96
Appendix A CMP preparation guidelinesp. 106
Introductionp. 106
Roadmapp. 106
Generic CMP versus programme-unique CMPp. 107
CMPs versus CM proceduresp. 107
CMP templatep. 108
CMP lengthp. 108
Tailoring and planningp. 110
Communication with engineeringp. 110
Obtaining 'buy-in'p. 110
Roles and responsibilitiesp. 111
Checklists and templatesp. 111
Military standards and commercial standardsp. 111
Risk managementp. 112
Configuration Control Boardsp. 113
Internal CCBsp. 113
External CCBsp. 114
CM processesp. 114
Automated CMp. 115
Referencesp. 116
Appendix B Questions and answersp. 117
Introductionp. 117
Question 1 Clarify engineering prototypep. 118
Question 2 Explain 'encapsulation'p. 119
Question 3 Explain Business Items and Data Items in more detailp. 119
Question 4 What is Figure 4.1 trying to show?p. 120
Question 5 Clarify your definition of CIsp. 121
Question 6 MRPII systems -- track doc # and rev?p. 121
Question 7 Explain IGES versus raster formatsp. 122
Question 8 Still need configuration audits?p. 122
Question 9 Why have a transition to production period?p. 123
Question 10 What are the effects of the Perry Initiative?p. 123
Question 11 Identify PDM cost savingsp. 124
Question 12 How can I sell PDM to management?p. 124
Question 13 What would I do different?p. 126
Question 14 Requirements Specification template?p. 126
Question 15 Still need effectivity information on original documentation?p. 127
Question 16 Workarounds for 'tight integration' -- explain in greater detailp. 128
Appendix C PDM tool and vendor evaluation and selection processp. 129
Introductionp. 129
Missionp. 129
Scopep. 129
Planningp. 129
Requirements analysisp. 129
Market analysisp. 130
PDM tool/vendor evaluationp. 131
Vendor demonstrationp. 131
Hands-on evaluationp. 132
Third-party toolsp. 133
Tool customization and integration housesp. 133
Consultantsp. 135
PDM tool/support procurementp. 135
Statement of Workp. 135
Acceptance Test Planp. 136
Phased procurementsp. 136
Licensing provisionsp. 137
Types of licensesp. 137
Costp. 137
Long-term supportp. 138
Appendix D PDM planning and implementation lessons learnedp. 146
Introductionp. 146
Lesson 1 Distributed versus non-distributed networksp. 147
Lesson 2 PDM user resourcesp. 147
Lesson 3 PDM user trainingp. 148
Overviewp. 149
Focusedp. 149
Lesson 4 Design/office tools -- tight integration with PDMp. 149
Lesson 5 Legacy datap. 150
Capturing legacy data for CALS deliveriesp. 151
Lesson 6 UNIX versus DOS issuesp. 152
Lesson 7 PDM system operating speedp. 152
Lesson 8 Image servicesp. 153
View lists and view setsp. 154
Markup overlay filesp. 154
'From/to/delta' composite filesp. 155
Lesson 9 Production and training environmentsp. 155
Lesson 10 Casual viewp. 156
Lesson 11 Customer approval signatures (raster images)p. 157
Lesson 12 Creating new screens and workflows; modifying existing screensp. 158
Indexp. 161

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