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CM 3: Change Management (Configuration Control)  

  KM3 - Änderungsmanagement (Konfigurationssteuerung)

  • Product Flow
  • Handling
  • Recommendation
  • Explanation
  • Roles
  • Sub-activities
  • Tools Requirements
  • External Norms
  • Product Flow

    From Product to Methods Tool Req. Ext. Norms
    Activity State Chapter Title Activity State
    CM1 accepted All CM Plan - -     /ISO IEC 12207/

    Acquis. Proc.:
    Contract Prep. and Upd.,

    Operation. Proc.:
    Proc. Implem.,

    Maintenance. Proc.:
    Proc. Implemen.

    Doc. Proc.:

    CM Proc.:
    Config. Control

    External (1) - All Change Request/Problem Report - -    
    External (2) - All Final Project Report - -    
    - - All Change Status List CM4 -    
    - - All Change Order for submodel in question -    
    - - All Change Memo CM4,
    External (1)
    - - All Protocol CM4
    External (1)

    + "Chapter" are extra columns from the original printed version of GD 250


    Figure 6.5

    Figure 6.5: CM3 - Change Management (Configuration Control)

    Following activities are combined in the change management:

    Depending on the progress of development and on decisions made, a change has a certain status:

    Figure 6.6
    Figure 6.6: Status of a Change

    These are typical change statuses. Based on project-specific conditions and the change procedures used it is also possible to make deviating definitions.

    SD, QA, CM and PM roles participate in the change management. The actual involvement of these roles depends on the product(s) to be changed.

    Only those products are subject to the CM 3 "Change Management (Configuration Control)" activity that already have reached the state "accepted". These products may also be part of a baseline.


    When determining the change procedure it should be distinguished whether a product is already delivered to the customer, or not. Before product delivery, a shorter change procedure may be chosen.


    A change may concern results of different submodels like


    Role Participation
    CM Administrator cooperating (CM3.1, CM3.2, CM3.3)
    CM Representative cooperating (CM3.1, CM3.2, CM3.3)
    Project Leader responsible (CM3.1, CM3.2)


    CM3.1 - Change Evaluation,
    CM3.2 - Decision about Change Procedures and Initiation of Change,
    CM3.3 - Completion of Change.

    Tools Requirements

    Being defined

    External Norms

    Norm Process Chapter Obs.
    /ISO IEC 12207/ Acquisition Process Contract Preparation and Update (s. Part 3 - ISO 3.2.1)
    Operation Process Process Implementation (s. Part 3 - ISO 3.2.1)
    Maintenance Process Process Implementation (s. Part 3 - ISO 3.2.1)
    Documentation Process Maintenance (s. Part 3 - ISO 3.2.2)
    Configuration Management Process Configuration Control (s. Part 3 - ISO 3.2.2)


    (1) project member, customer, user

    (2) All those Report Documents/Final Project Reports must be considered that were generated during the modification tasks according to the V-Model.

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