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SCM Plan



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SOFTWARE CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT (SCM) PLAN

1.0 Introduction

This section provides an overview of the SCM Plan.

     1.1 Scope and intent of SCM activities

    A description of the overall SCM focus including objectives, organizational responsibilities.

     1.2 SCM organizational role

    Description of where the SCM group sits organizationally (including reporting structure and the manner in which SCM will interact with software engineering teams

 

2.0 SCM Tasks

This section details all important SCM tasks and assigns responsibility for each. Note that many SCM tasks are performed by software team members. Others may be performed by SCM specialists.

     2.1 Identification

    A description of how SCI's will be identified for SCM.

       2.1.1 Description

      Task is described and responsibility is allocated.

       2.1.2 Work products and documentation

      Identification work products and documentation produced as a consequence are described.

     2.2 Configuration Control

    A description of how change will be controlled

       2.2.1 Description

      The configuration control process is described, including a complete process diagram or task flow. Responsibilities for tasks are also described here.

       2.2.2 Description of configuration control task m

      Task is described and responsibility is allocated. Section 2.2.2 is repeated for each of m tasks.

       2.2.3 Work products and documentation

      SCM work product and documentation produced as a consequence of task m is described.

     2.3 Version Control

    A description of how different versions of the software or SCI's will be controlled.

       2.3.1 Description

      The version control process is described

       2.3.2 Description of version control task m

      Task is described and responsibility is allocated. Section 2.3.2 is repeated for each of m tasks.

       2.3.3 Work products and documentation

      SCM work product and documentation produced as a consequence of task m is described.

     2.4 Configuration status accounting (CSA)

    A description of how information about changes is communication to members of the software team and others with a need to know.

       2.4.1 Description

      CSA tasks are described and responsibility is allocated.

       2.4.2 Work products and documentation

      CSA work products and documentation produced as a consequence are described.

     2.5 Audits and Reviews

    A description of SCM audits and review is presented here.

       2.5.1 Description

      The specific audits and reviews (along with responsibilities) are described here.

       2.5.2 Work products and documentation

      Audit work products are described.

     2.6 Data collection and evaluation

    Describes the manner in which change data are collected and stored for future or real-time evaluation.

 

3.0 Standards, Practices and Conventions (SPC)

SPC that will be used to govern SCM work is described here.

 

4.0 SCM Resources

People, hardware, software, tools, and other resources required to perform SQA tasks are noted here.

 

5.0 Software Quality Assurance Overview

A brief overview of the content of the SQA Plan is presented here. Alternatively, the SQA plan is referenced.

 

6.0 SCM Tools, Techniques, Methods

Specialized tools, techniques and methods to be used by the SCM group are described here.

 

7.0 Appendix

Supplementary information is provided here.

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