Connections tell the Story

In my previous post, ‘Understanding the Impact of Changes‘, I used the analogy of flights, flight plans, gates, control towers to explain how difficult it becomes to manage changes and their dependencies. To address this, CM2 from the Institute for Process Excellence has a solution called the CM2 Baseline or a.k.a. the As Planned/As Released Baseline. And while the SAE-EIA-649C standard for Configuration Management in its latest revision hints at this type… Read More »Connections tell the Story

Impact Analysis

Impact Analysis It is my belief that one of the most critical steps of the change process is the impact analysis. A good impact analysis can make the difference between profit and loss. Most companies use the item hierarchy, product structure, or bill of material to help determine the impact of a change. However it is not as simple as that, especially with the trend of ever increasing complexity of… Read More »Impact Analysis