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Software Change, Configuration and Release Management

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

342

Duration

3 Days

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About This Course: This course covers configuration activities, such as configuration planning, change control and management, system building and version and release management. You learn how the application core processes of Software Control Management (SCM) contribute to the success of a software project.

You Will Learn How To

  • Proactively manage the components of projects
  • Construct a Configuration Management (CM) plan for traditional and Agile projects
  • Choose hardware and software items to control through Configuration Identification
  • Manage requests by specifying Configuration Control procedures

Course Outline

  • Configuration and Release Management

Analyzing business factors driving CM

  • Determining causes of failure in project scenarios
  • Positioning strong internal CM controls
  • Controlling quality in the development life cycle
  • Releasing stable configurations

Demystifying core CM processes

  • Configuration Identification
  • Version Management
  • Configuration Control
  • Change Management
  • Configuration Status Accounting
  • Reporting
  • Configuration Audits
  • Compliance
  • Build and Release Management
  • Identifying Configuration Items (CIs)

Deriving candidate items for the project

  • Extracting CIs from the product and the project
  • Itemizing six steps to bring a work product under configuration management control

Categorizing and naming items

  • Devising an effective naming scheme
  • Classifying items based on the nature of the project
  • Aligning a CI into one of four categories

Baselining CIs

  • Defining baselining procedures and creating a checklist
  • Declaring configuration or phase baselines
  • Checking CIs into a repository
  • Controlling Change

Determining roles and responsibilities

  • Establishing an infrastructure to manage project change
  • Comparing change control from a traditional to an Agile perspective
  • Specifying the role of the SCM team

Creating a change control process

  • Establishing change control procedures
  • Facilitating change from requirements through maintenance

Distinguishing between defects and enhancements

  • Processing a change request
  • Investigating defects and deciding corrective action
  • Evaluating urgency
  • Determining severity
  • Prioritize
  • Communicating Configuration Status

Planning the reporting requirements

  • Identifying reports required in each phase of CM
  • Determining the communication needs of stakeholders
  • Improving processing by using a configuration database

Matching reporting needs to development life cycle

  • Anticipating report types by role types
  • Planning what to collect in order to report
  • Adding CSA requirements to vendor contracts
  • Auditing in Preparation for a Release

Designing Configuration Audits

  • Distinguishing between QA and SCM activities
  • Clarifying types of SCM audits
  • Timing audits throughout the development life cycle
  • FCA and PCA checklists
  • Baseline and release audits

Assessing release readiness

  • Ensuring the documentation matches the product
  • Verifying product configuration
  • Building and Releasing the Product

Ensuring consistency through the build process

  • Establishing independence by separating development from the build
  • Managing unique code lines and versions
  • Knowing why and when to branch and use variants

Specifying the product release process

  • Planning a release strategy
  • Resources needed for a smooth release process
  • Matching process steps to release types
  • Positioning Quality Gates in the development life cycle
  • Timing the release appropriately
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Tuition

Standard

$2650

Government

$2355

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

This course qualifies for 17 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read more ...

Earn 17 PDUs


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 17 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

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“My experience was nothing less than excellent. The software engineering course added significantly to my knowledge and gave me many helpful ideas—which I could implement as soon as I returned to my job!”

- N. Gasowski, Senior QA Engineer
Level Four Software, Ltd.

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