configuration management Questions

By Derick Williams - September 7, 2021No Answers

Does anyone have an example of a "completed" up to date Data Management Plan?  

I have been assigned as CM on an OTA project or Other Than Authority Project, very similar to IR&D or prototype. I have written a cm plan based on a department cm plan and modified for the project.  But after discussion with the project lead today, and answered responses to a review of drafted CM plan.  They want little to no CM support, not even recording or archiving their CDRLs.  They would much rather rely on each area to draft, review, and provide CDRLs to customer early on, plus they are using Sharepoint as well to allow customer to review their CDRLs.  

here is a definition of an OTA found on the web. What is Other Transaction Authority (OTA)?

Other Transactions (OTs) are legally binding instruments that may be used to engage industry and academia for a broad range of research and prototyping activities. OTs are typically defined by what they are not: they are not standard procurement contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements. As such, they are generally not subject to the federal laws and regulations that apply to government procurement contracts (e.g., FAR/DFARS).

A past company we allowed IR&D projects to do their own work and CM was only contacted if they wanted to release any of their documents, drawings, or SW as engineering releases.  But none of their products could be used as  formal released because they didn't go thru full formal testing.  Ideas or thoughts, or suggestions. 

what is the role of software builds like private, integration and release builds in software development life cycle? What kind of documentation is required at build level? Can i allocate version no to a build and when version allocation came into action?

By Michael P - January 31, 2020No Answers

hello,

I am trying to passwd the number of redhat release into the file:

 

    - name: To get the RHEL Release

      shell: cat /etc/redhat-release | awk '{ print $7 }' |cut -c1

      register: RH_REL

#

    - shell: touch /etc/yum.repos.d/wfpatch.repo

    - shell: echo [RHEL-{{ RH_REL }}-2020_{{ WW }}-OS] > /etc/yum.repos.d/patch.repo

 

 

 

but instead of just 1 number that should be = 6 or 7 (we run only rhel6 or 7)  , so instead I am getting all 

 

ok: [dmzpnet6.wellsfargo.net] => {

    "RH_REL": {

        "changed": true,

        "cmd": "cat /etc/yum.repos.d/rh_rel",

        "delta": "0:00:00.003045",

        "end": "2020-01-31 18:26:06.342559",

        "failed": false,

        "rc": 0,

        "start": "2020-01-31 18:26:06.339514",

        "stderr": "",

        "stderr_lines": [],

        "stdout": "7",

        "stdout_lines": [

            "7"

        ]

    }

}

 

 

how I can pass only 6  or 7   based on SO release ?

By Theresa Miller - June 27, 20191 Answer

We may need to switch from our long standing, 20+ years use of PVCS VM to GIT.  CM would like to maintain a Master repository with no branching but allow the developers the freedon to do so bur then merge back into the master.  Also are their resources available on pulling information from GIT repository for reports as in a list of files, revisions and change dates for each baseline?  Is their any formal training available for GIT and setting it up?  Thanks for any guidance on this.

Tools like JIRA, Service Now for Incident management, I'm looking for a software platform that will keep track of all related documentation, test plans, user sign offs etc... But what I have not been able to find and is critical for me is a Parent - Child, Child - Child relationship of all changes.

Such as:

CR12345 - is the parent record

  CR12345A - is a child record to CR12345

     CR12345A1 - is a child record of CR12345A

CR12345B is a child record to CR12345

Has anyone seen software that can support this? 

By Joshua Robinson - June 6, 2018No Answers

I'm the Configuration Manager for a large enterprise project. I was added to the team after around 8 months worth of developement/staging had already taken place. We're working toward a short-term ATO, and PMO is looking to baseline our applications. My argument is that we're not ready to baseline, as we're still in developemnt. No configuation items are recorded in Remedy, the Change Managemnet process isn't fleshed out (as that is also my tasking), and we have no historical records that I can find for how are architecture came to this point. Simply, here, this is version one, and now start documenting from this point forward.  Am I worng in my push-back on this stance? Shouldn't I first work to identify the CIs and their historical changes (as best as I can documnet)? Further info: this system will be the subject of an offical audit, not just my configuration audit.

With help of Oracle Virtual Box provider, how we can create our own customized vagrant box with in-house tools?

I've used Ratiional ClearCase and ClearQuest in the past, but it's been a long time - at least seven years since I used CQ, and probably a decade since I used CC. On a project where we used both, I had them integrated. (I used them enough to refer to them collectively as "ClearWaste".)

I'm currently tasked with evaluating various CM-related suites for where I'm working now, and I'm finding it very confusing to determine just what IBM is currently offering.

I see ClearCase and ClearQuest are still sold. Are they actively supported?

As far as I can tell, DOORS and DOORSNg have replaced RequisitePro.

I see there's Jazz and Team Concert -- what's the difference between the two?

Does Team Concert use the other tools like ClearCase, ClearQuest, and DOORS? Does it replace them?

And finally, do the IBM tools still have a very cost compared to tools like the Atlassian Suite and Microsoft TFS?

I'm kind of limited in what I can see at IBM's web site since they use a great deal of YouTube videos and YouTube is blocked here. The only browser we have is IE and the IBM web sites to try demo version of the tools won't on IE, either.

What steps must the CM Manager perform to properly complete a CM project?

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