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'Practical CM: Best Configuration Management Practices for the 21st Century' presents basic and advanced Configuration Management (CM) instruction, guidelines and lessons learned. It includes money-saving CM 'best practice' planning and process methodologies. This book describes a generic, step-by-step strategy for the planning, implemention and integration of Product Data management (PDM) systems within businesses of all sizes. Hardware and software CM 'best practices' are covered within its pages. 'Practical CM' guides the CM professional through the establishment of systems and processes appropriate for the transition into the 21st Century.
Chapters on CM requirements tailoring and CM program planning, product change philosophy, CM during development and CM during the transition to production add to its comprehensive nature. The four state level of control system model, a powerful methodology for integrating CM with engineering, manufacturing and quality assurance activities, as developed and implemented by the author, provides the basis for the coverage of the integration of CM with all product life cycle activities. Also included is the information necessary for the reader to establish effective and efficient control of design data plus hardware and software physical products. The methodologies, processes and procedures provided in this book assure that the reader's business remains compliant with current and future customer requirements, while operating in a cost effective manner for the entire product life cycle. The systems described herein have been implemented in businesses of all sizes around the world and have withstood the test of real world operation.
'Practical CM' offers more scope, depth and clarity than the typical CM textbook. It fills a void in the literature for both basic and advanced CM instruction. Its numerous figures and templates assure its readers of a failsafe means to plan and execute their CM programs, while maximizing control and accessability of data and minimizing risk and cost. It provides CM methodologies which can easily be leveraged for full compliance with the latest Capability Maturity Model (CMM) requirements. Beginning with a clear examination of the conventional, CM process in today's typical manufacturing environment, this text then proceeds to describe a practical, step-by-step implementation of CM 'best practices' in a safe and sane manner.
'Practical CM' is an easy to use 'how-to' book for both beginning and experienced CM practitioners as well as technical and program management personnel. ISO guidelines and DoD requirements are discussed in the context of today's business climate. This book contains four appendices dedicated to detailed and thorough descriptions of CM Plan generation, PDM tool/vendor evaluation and selection, questions and answers, and lessons learned.
The third edition of 'Practical CM' provides updated figures and templates plus adds to the previous coverage of PDM system implementation, integration and technological advances. It also contains updated references to government and commercial CM-related internet sites, standards and guidelines and describes the state of the ongoing transition from military standards to commercial 'best practices'.
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This book has been superseded and replaced by ISBN 0966124820, 'Practical CM: Best Configuration Management Practices for the 21st Century', by David D. Lyon (same author), Fourth Edition, Spiral Bound with CD-ROM, Year 2002 Edition.From the Author:
The spiral bound version of 'Practical CM' is identical in content to the hard cover/CDROM version. It continues to be made available upon request by my readers for use as a reference document. It has the advantage of laying flat on a surface, open to the page selected, so that the reader can have both hands free to perform other tasks. It is also the version which I hand out during my CM seminars. The large pages are ideal for jotting down notes and comments. I hope that my readers will continue to find it useful.
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Book Description Raven Pub Co. Plastic Comb. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2918330728