Call for Participation IEEE P828 – Configuration Management

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IEEE Standards Association

Call for participation in the IEEE P828 Standard for Configuration Management in Systems and Software Engineering

This standard establishes the minimum requirements for Configuration Management (CM) in Systems and Software Engineering, without restriction to any form, class, or type.

This standard describes CM processes to be established, how they are to be accomplished, who is responsible for doing specific activities, when they are to happen, and what specific resources are required. It addresses CM activities over a product’s life cycle. This standard is consistent with IEEE’s Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK), ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207 and ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288.

Need for the Project: We currently have only one active standard for CM (IEEE 828-2012) The current standard establishes the minimum requirements for Configuration Management (CM) in Systems and Software Engineering.

A revision of 828 needs to be consistent with the CM process as described in 15288 and 12207. The revised 828 should be consistent with the ISO/IEC 19770 IT Asset Management series and should answer the question of what CM data to track for what types of object. The revised 828 should recognize differences between hardware and software CM and could also discuss CM of services and should work with open source and current tools and release practices. The revised standard must be usable with any life cycle model and including Agile, Lean and iterative waterfall and the revised 828 must be aligned with IEEE P2675 – IEEE Standard for DevOps: Building Reliable and Secure Systems Including Application Build, Package and Deployment as well as related SC7 standards.