GEIAHB649A Configuration Management Standard Implementation Guide



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This handbook is intended to assist the user to understand the ANSI/EIA-649B standard principles and functions for Configuration Management (CM) and how to plan and implement effective CM. It provides CM implementation guidance for all users (CM professionals and practitioners within the commercial and industry communities, DoD, military service commands, and government activities (e.g., National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)) with a variety of techniques and examples. Information about interfacing with other management systems and processes are included to ensure the principles and functions are applied in each phase of the life cycle for all product categories.
Initiated to synchronize content and harmonize terminology contained in both the GEIA-HB-649 and the MIL-HDBK-61A with its companion standard ANSI/EIA-649B by consolidating the content of two handbooks. This handbook provides a one-stop shop for all CM professionals and practitioners to obtain recommended practice implementation guidance information that has actual use cases provided by Industry/Commercial and the Government/Department of Defense representing a cohesive and aligned community.
This handbook is periodically revised to incorporate new ideas, examples and improvements as requested or identified by the using community. User input is expressly requested.
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