The project will generate information on many things including products and management.
There will be different versions of products to control.
Information must be retrievable quickly and reliably.
A good project filing system, established at the start of the project, that is pragmatic will prove very useful.
This sub-process takes the information from the Project Plan and adds the project filing structure to t he Configuration Management Plan.
A suggested project filing structure for management documents is given in the file ‘filing system.doc’ in the product package.
The objectives are:
A configuration management system may exist that can be used for these facilities and some or all of the project’s products.
To achieve the above certain steps are required:
The Issue Log and the Lessons Learned Log are also created during this sub-process.
The Project Manager is responsible with assistance from Project Support and advice from those with Project Assurance responsibilities.
Where the project is part of a programme any filing system structure must be consistent with that at the programme level.
|Project Plan||Input||Contains all the information about the products that the project is expected to produce.|
|Project Quality / Configuration Management Plan||Update||Updated with the project filing structure as part of the Configuration Management Plan.|
|Issue Log||Output||Created in readiness to record all Project Issues.|
|Lessons Learned Log||Output||A blank log ready to record aspects of the project that go well or badly.|
These are given in tabular form in the file ‘IP4 setting up project controls.doc’ in the product package.
Computerised design can make sure that all necessary persons have access to correct versions of documents and other information.
There must be firm control on all master copies and the distribution procedures of copies.
The naming conventions and version numbering should be rigorous and make it clear what items are being looked at.
A Configuration Librarian should be appointed with control over a formal configuration system, whether the system is paper based or computer based ‘Files’ are not just paper items they could cover a wide range of media items.
Has consideration been given to the geographical spread of project personnel?