Configuration Management

The complexity of the project and the product also demanded much more formal program configuration management than was necessary when only a few people were working on a few thousand lines of code. However, there was no configuration management system or tool available on the Motorola Tandem system. Therefore, the PIMS team created both a process and an integrated tool to support configuration management and change tracking.

The PIMS program management system provides for work request tracking, security, and change management. All work requests (e.g., proposed enhancements and defect reports) are tracked through an automated system. All program files are secured to prevent unauthorized modifications. When work is to be performed, a program is signed out using a work request reference number, and only the person who signed out the program is allowed to work on it. After modifications are made and the program passes unit quality assurance (QA), it is signed back with the previous version saved. Sign-out and sign-back procedures update work request status, and every PIMS program maintains a complete change history.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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