Configuration Managers require extensive experience with establishing and maintaining the consistency of information regarding the design requirements, functional and physical attributes, and operational information of enterprise configuration items (CIs). Configuration Managers are responsible for configuration management (CM) of both developmental and operational systems. Configuration Managers work with developmental and operational teams to create and maintain multiple, disparate configuration baselines (e.g., development, test, production) for their systems. Configuration Managers recommend and utilize automated CM tools to implement CM policies and procedures. Configuration Managers develop and modify CM plans, policies, and procedures and tailor them to the complexity and scope of each developmental or operational system. Configuration Managers exercise CM discipline for the entire life cycle of systems, from the initial definition of requirements and capabilities of system baselines through the end-of-life of each system. This includes the periodic performance of configuration audits. Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal, business management, and customer service skills. Typical Duties Include:
- Providing configuration management planning
- Defining provisions for configuration identification, change control, configuration status accounting, and configuration audits.
- Regulating the change process so that only approved and validated changes are incorporated into CIs