Software Configuration Management (SCM) has two major types regarding items

1) Development Item

2) Configuration Item

Items that are not approved yet are known as Development Item.

Development Items can be changed without any formal approval.

Configuration Item

Approved and accepted deliverable is known as Configuration Item.

Changes are made through formal change control procedure.

Typical Software Configuration Items

List of CI’s involved in the Software Configuration Mangement process is as follows.

  • ¬†Managemenet Plans
  • Specifications ( Requirements, Design )
  • User Documentation
  • Test Design, Case and procuedure specifications
  • Test data and test generation procedures
  • Data dictionaries and databases
  • Source code, executable code
  • Libraries
  • Maintenance documentation
  • Support software
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