Today we discuss interchangeability of parts. This may sound trivial, but you probably would not even consider replacing your food processor blade with your lawnmower blade. It would be obvious that these are not interchangeable. However, there are times when a part needs to be replaced or design is reworked altering the composition, that is […]
We have discussed the nonfunctional requirements for extensibility in our earlier posts. Now we turn to others in the nonfunctional list of requirements. Today we are going to consider maintainability. Maintainability is the measure of ability to successfully repair or fix the product after manufacturing, usually in the field, and over time. For manufacturing entities, […]
This post was inspired by David Greer who presented us with the topic of devops and continuous delirium. When it comes to devops, continuous delirium has two connotations as in wildly excited, and incoherent and bewildering. When done appropriately, the development personnel and our customer will be wildly excited to be a part of such a wonderful […]
Really, Eliminate Configuration Management? Anybody that believes they are saving project time, engineering time and money by eliminating configuration management does not understand how things really work. This is especially true if the items you are eliminating the configuration management for, interface with other items. Building a system or subsystems that comprise a variety of software components […]
Documentation and Rework Once, a long time ago, I worked at a company that was having some difficulty coordinating their development work. The product that was produced was a complex arrangement of mechanical and electrical / electronic systems. The company was ISO certified and had documentation describing how they would work, including configuration and change management. […]
Software Process and Measurement Cast podcast: The Big Picture of Configuration Management, Tom Cagley and Kim L. Robertson Configuration Management: Theory, Practice, and Application Configuration Management is a common thread that ties the various departments and organization together, facilitating coordination of effort and is fundamental to product and human growth.
We can use a decision matrix to help determine the best test strategy. In this instance, the decision matrix is comparing what we believe to be vehicle testing success criterion (such as the fidelity of the test results and ability to duplicate, the speed at which we can test and meeting critical dependencies) against a number of […]
Joe Dager’s Business901 podcast with Jon M. Quigley Evolution of the Product Through Configuration Management Product Management and Project Management Intersect at Configuration Management
The deviation does not originate from the supplier. The change to requirements is permanent.
by Jon M. Quigley and Kim L. Robertson Words have specific meanings across all industries sectors which allow us to decode what is said by another and come to some understanding. This is a very important activity, as without effective communication not much will happen in a collaborative setting. Waiver: After it is manufactured it […]