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software configuration management
IEEE Std 1042. The purpose of this guide is to provide guidance in planning Software Configuration Management (SCM) practices that are compatible with IEEE Std 828. The guide focuses on the process of SCM planning and provides a broad perspective for the understanding of software configuration management.
IEEE Std 828. This standard is similar in format to IEEE Std 730, but deals with the more limited subject of software configuration management. The standard identifies requirements for configuration identification, configuration control, configuration status accounting and reporting, and configuration audits and reviews. The implementation of those requirements provides a means by which the evolution of the software product items are recorded, communicated and controlled. This provides assurance of the integrity and continuity of the software product items as they evolve through the software development and maintenance life cycle.