Note: Arrows denote primary relationships and information flow
FIGURE 1-1 BASIC RELATIONSHIPS IN CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
Fulfilling the configuration management objective is accomplished through the key
configuration management elements as illustrated in Figure 1-2.
FIGURE 1-2 KEY CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT ELEMENTS
The Chapters 3 through 7 in this standard address each of the key elements in Figure 1-2
and provide additional details on how they can be implemented.
The contractor must have a formal policy that endorses the use of configuration
management and defines key roles and responsibilities. The contractor must also ensure
that sufficient resources are provided to adequately implement the configuration
management process. The contractor should establish and document the configuration
management requirements at the earliest practical time prior to facility operation or
initiation of the activity. Configuration must be controlled for the life of the facility or
the duration of the activity. Prior to the end of life of the facility or activity, the