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PRINCE2® 2009 - Change part 3

Change defined

Configuration management

Configuration management is the technical and administrative activity concerned with the creation, maintenance and controlled change of configuration throughout the life of a product (or item).

A configuration item is an entity that is subject to configuration management.
The entity may be a component of a product, a product or a set of products that form a release.

For example:

  • A component of a product: an electronic motor that is part of a piece of machinery
  • A product: a piece of machinery
  • A release: a piece of machinery, the refitted machine room, training materials, and the necessary health and safety certificates.

A release is a complete and consistent set of products that are managed, tested and deployed as a single entity to be handed over to the user(s).
Issue and change control procedures need to be integrated with the configuration management system used by the project.

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Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 - 2005 edition
Managing successful Projects with PRINCE2 – 2009 edition
Directing Projects with PRINCE2.
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