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Definition of - SI (Supporting Implementation); CAR (Causal Analysis & Resolution), DAR (Decision Analysis & Resolution) & CM (Configuration Management)


SI (Supporting Implementation)
This CA involves identifying and addressing the causes of selected outcomes, creating a decision-making approach and structure, maintaining the integrity of work products, and fostering communication and coordination among stakeholders.

Causal Analysis and Resolution identifies causes of selected outcomes and acts to either prevent reoccurrence of undesirable outcomes or ensure reoccurrence of positive outcomes.

Decision Analysis and Resolution aids in making decisions using criteria-based evaluation of alternatives and recording the results.

Configuration Management establishes and maintains the integrity of work products using configuration identification, control, and audits.


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CMMI Articles/Presentations - SI (Supporting Implementation); CAR (Causal Analysis & Resolution), DAR (Decision Analysis & Resolution) & CM (Configuration Management)

Article:  What is resource management? by Kirsten Bird.


www.apm.org.uk
Resource management is acquiring, allocating and managing the resources, such as individuals and their skills, finances, technology, materials, machinery and natural resources required for a project. Resource management ensures that internal and external resources are used effectively on time and to budget. Resources may be obtained internally from the host organisation or procured from external sources.


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Article: Configuration Management Tools by MITRE.

https://www.mitre.org

Definition: Webster defines a tool as "something regarded as necessary to the performance of one's occupation or professional task. [Words are the tools of my trade.]" Configuration Management (CM) tools come in several forms. For systems engineers and their sponsors, these tools include best practice methodologies, standards, documentation, managed environments, manual tools, automated tools, and leadership skills. These require and enable the discipline and rigor needed to plan, stand up, implement, and carry out CM successfully.

Keywords: automated tools, configuration management policy, program management plan, statement of work (SOW), tools.


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Article: DECISION ANALYSIS AND RESOLUTION PROCESS By a client of The Process Group (By Neil Potter and Mary Sakry)

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One of the Process Areas (PA’s) in the CMMI* is Decision Analysis and Resolution (DAR). This PA is intended to ensure that critical decisions are made in a systematic way and to provide a record of the decision made. In this article, we share (with permission) a process definition from one of our clients used to implement DAR as part of their CMMI Level 3 rating. The process has been trimmed and revised for this newsletter article. A full version can be found at www.processgroup.com/DAR-process-v1.doc. 


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SCRUM Articles/Presentations - SI (Supporting Implementation); CAR (Causal Analysis & Resolution), DAR (Decision Analysis & Resolution) & CM (Configuration Management)

Article: DAR – How to find a better option when you have multiple solutions for a given problem? by Sandeep Jain.

www.agilechamps.com

“You must choose … but choose wisely”   Your decisions play a critical to make or break your future. The company you choose, the girl or guy you marry, the house you buy, the career option you choose. Isn’t it a great idea to have a tool or intelligent mechanism to make the life easy which would help you to choose the best possible decision based on some real facts rather than some random decision?


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Six Sigma Articles/Presentations - SI (Supporting Implementation); CAR (Causal Analysis & Resolution), DAR (Decision Analysis & Resolution) & CM (Configuration Management)

Article: Applying Configuration Management to Agile Teams By Mario Moreira.

https://www.cmcrossroads.com

 Summary:
A variety of agile software development methods and practices have now been around for a solid ten years and existed for at least another ten years prior. Configuration management (CM) for agile development has now been discussed since the turn of the century. So what are the core principles of CM and how can CM help agile teams?

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COBIT - Articles/Presentations - SI (Supporting Implementation); CAR (Causal Analysis & Resolution), DAR (Decision Analysis & Resolution) & CM (Configuration Management)

Article: An Introduction to Digital Records Management by Haris Hamidovic.

https://www.isaca.org
To support the continuing flow of business, comply with the regulatory environment and provide necessary accountability, organizations should create and maintain authentic, reliable and usable records, and protect the integrity of those records for as long as required.
Organizations are increasingly reliant on information communications technology (ICT) as a crucial component of business operations. As a result, information is often partially or fully in electronic form.

The main objective of this article is to introduce the field of management responsible for the efficient and systematic control of the creation, receipt, maintenance, use and disposition of records in an electronic environment, based on international standards ISO 15489, part 1 and part 2.


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Article:  INTEGRATING AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT WITH:  - SIX SIGMA  - BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT  - CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT.
Presented By:  Jason Tice – Vice President – Asynchrony

https://www.agilealliance.org
Agenda 
•  Background
•  Analysis Methodology
•  Agile & Six Sigma
•  Agile & Business Process Management
•  Agile & Configuration Management 

 
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AI - Articles/Presentations - SI (Supporting Implementation); CAR (Causal Analysis & Resolution), DAR (Decision Analysis & Resolution) & CM (Configuration Management)

Article: How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Decision-Making For Businesses by Dan Sincavage.

https://www.tenfold.com

From The Terminator to Blade Runner, pop culture has always leaned towards a chilling depiction of artificial intelligence (AI) and our future with AI at the helm. Recent headlines about Facebook panicking because their AI bots developed a language of their own have us hitting the alarm button once again. Should we really feel unsettled with an AI future?

News flash: that future is here. If you ask Siri, the helpful assistant who magically lives inside your phone, to read text messages and emails to you, find the nearest pizza place or call your mother for you, then you’ve made AI a part of your everyday life. Even current weather forecasting systems, spam filtering programs, and Google’s search engine – among so many other practical applications – are AI-powered. Now, artificial intelligence doesn’t seem that alarming, right?

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Article: Automating Configuration Management for DevOps Test Environments by Capgemini.
Main Author: Renu Rajani, Vice president, Capgemini India.
Contributing Author: Manish Goyal, Senior Manager; Capgemini India.

https://www.capgemini.com

Configuration management represents a key challenge when implementing a robust test environment management framework on cloud.
  
(1) Background
The transformation of business to a customer-centric digital ecosystem, coupled with the advent of agile- and DevOps-based IT processes, has accelerated the adoption of cloud technology solutions.

Migrating these legacy IT systems to the cloud has certain, obvious advantages. By supporting global development and decreasing product deployment time, organizations worldwide have been able to rollout product features faster and accelerate the time to market.

From a QA perspective, testers be able to quickly verify the testing deliverables. It is important that the setup time for test environments is significantly reduced for cloud-based IT systems. Therefore, both automated test environment setup and on-demand provisioning or removal of test environments are becoming an important element of modern-day software projects. In traditional software development projects, configuration management (CM) is a manual process for establishing and maintaining the consistency of a platform’s functional and physical attributes. In modern day projects, it is essential to have an automated process in which the environment provisioning is done instantly and new environments remain consistent with previous ones. Configuration management represents a key challenge when implementing a robust test environment management framework on cloud.


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