Practical CM: Best Configuration Management Practices
- Publish Date: 2000-04-11
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: David D Lyon
Practical CM: Best Configuration Management Practices for the 21st Century includes money-saving CM control methodologies and provides comprehensive and user-friendly guidelines for the transition from paper-based CM Systems to electronic Product Data Management (PDM) systems.
Practical CM covers both Hardware and Software CM best practices , and describes the process for planning, implementing and integrating PDM systems into existing business processes to put these CM best practices to their most effective use. Also included are templates and sample plans and forms with many ideas for tailoring them to the overall CM process. Common traps and pitfalls to be avoided in the CM process are also described.
Beginning with a clear examination of the conventional, classical CM process in a manufacturing environment, David D Lyon then proceeds to describe the step-by-step implementation of the new CM process using well-adapted software tools such as PDM. The complete planning, implementation and integration process for a PDM system is also clearly laid out in a series of templates.
Through the use of specific procedures and guidelines, the book clearly maps out the steps to implement a fully automated CM environment in a cost-effective manner.
A practical 'how-to' book for professionals.
Provides CM 'best practices', processes, procedures, methodologies, guidelines, and lessons learned.
Provides a generic methodology that can be utilized to plan, implement and integrate PDM systems within businesses of all sizes.