Roles and Activities > Configuration Manager

The configuration manager provides the overall Configuration Management (CM) infrastructure and environment to the product development team. The CM role supports the product development activity so that developers and integrators have appropriate workspaces to build and test their work, and so that all artifacts are available for inclusion in the deployment unit as required. The configuration manager also has to ensure that the CM environment facilitates product review, and change and defect tracking activities. The configuration manager is also responsible for writing the CM Plan and reporting progress statistics based on change requests.

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The configuration manager should understand configuration management principles, and preferably have experience or training in the use of Configuration Management tools.  A good configuration manager pays attention to detail.  He should be assertive, in order to ensure that developers do not bypass configuration management policies and procedures.