Introduction to Configuration Management



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Course Content

Product life cycles
Configuration management through the product development life cycle         
Configuration management policy
Configuration identification
Configuration control
Configuration status accounting and release
Configuration audits
Configuration management planning
Responsibility and authority
Quality procedures
Managing vendors and subcontractors
Configuration management software and tools

Target Audience

This short course is designed to introduce the technical administrator to the essential elements of configuration management.

The course is recommended for any technical administrator involved with products that change during their life cycle, specifically electronic hardware development and software development.


This two-day short course is presented in a classroom environment.

A maximum of twenty students are accommodated.

Lecture notes are provided.


Delegates will understand the management of change and the record keeping required in the management of change.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module learners will be able to:

  • Understand the essence of Change Management
  • Describe the Product Development Life Cycle
  • Explain the nature of records required throughout the product development cycle
  • Define a configuration management policy
  • Explain the four primary elements of configuration management
  • Understand Release management
  • Determine areas of responsibility and authority
  • Implement quality procedures
  • Manage vendors and sub-contractors
  • Determine the configuration management software requirements for his organisation.

Completion requirements

  • This course is not aligned to any SAQA standards.
  • There is no final examination and no credits are awarded.
  • There is an assignment which delegates must complete.
  • This assignment is due two weeks after the course is completed.
  • Successful completion of the assignment will ensure that the delegate receives a Certificate of Merit indicating that they have successfully passed the assessment.
  • Delegates not submitting the assignment or not completing the assignment successfully will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
  • This certificate will not indicate whether the delegate has passed or failed.
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