Configuration Management Metrics: Product Lifecycle and Engineering Documentation Control Process Measurement and Improvement provides a comprehensive discussion of measurements for configuration management/product lifecycle processes. Each chapter outlines one of the most important measures of merit – the need for written policy and procedures. The best of the best practices as to the optimum standards are listed with an opportunity for the reader to check off those that their company has and those they do not. The book first defines the concept of configuration management (CM) and explains its importance. It then discusses the important metrics in the major CM and related processes. These include: new item release; order entry/fulfillment; request for change; bill of material change cost; and field change. Ancillary processes which may or may not be thought of as part of these major processes are also addressed, including deviations, service parts, publications and field failure reporting. Provides detailed guidance on developing and implementing measurement systems and reports Demonstrates methods of graphing and charting data, with benchmarks A practical resource for the development of Engineering Documentation Control processes Includes basic principles of Product Lifecycle processes and their measurement
|Author||: Mario E. Moreira|
|Publisher||: John Wiley & Sons|
|Release Date||: 2004-06-07|
|ISBN 10||: 9780470862643|
|Pages||: 260 pages|
SCM practices are recognised as core functional areas in assisting a project team to identify, control, audit, and report on all configuration items of a project. Consequently they are then better able to control changes to the working environment. Moreira presents a totally unique book, offering a “how-to” guide for SCM implementation for commercial and technology fields. A thoroughly practical approach; this guide includes examples and instruction of SCM tasks. This book has an easy to follow set of tasks that can be customized to assist a SCM professional in implementing SCM in a more efficient and expedient manner while also imparting SCM knowledge. Provides a customisable step-by-step process in implementing SCM Discusses typical SCM activities at project level and includes source control, change control, problem management, etc. An accompanying website contains templates, procedures and other materials to aid understanding and encourage the practical applications of the material discussed throughout www.wiley.com/go/moreira_software/ Anyone who has to implement SCM in his/her company at every level will need this book and find its practical approach useful
|Author||: Charles Donald Carson (Jr.)|
|Release Date||: 2012|
|Pages||: 80 pages|
The ability to organise and measure performance is a key part of the implementation of IT Service Management processes. This publication contains practical information on the provision of useful and meaningful metrics, as well as how best to use them within an organisation, including generic principles (such as SMART and KISS), specific examples and templates for the use of each metricAll metrics discussed are directly related to process objectives, in order to help create a service-focused management system. This publication complements the ITIL, CobiT and ISO20000 service management principles. “If you need to develop metrics for an IT environment, buy this book or hire a consultant who has read it” G. Kieliszek, Healthcare CIO (Amazon) "This is more than a book, it's a practical, useable "A to Z" of IT Service Management Metrics! Peter Brooks (Author) has given us all a crystal clear view of a neglected, blurred piece of the IT Service Management puzzle. As a Principal ITSM Consultant working for Foster-Melliar in South Africa I am continuously disappointed by the many ITSM books produced that generally regurgitate what is already known by many in the industry. Metrics for IT Service Organisations provides a vast array of possible audiences something that many ITSM volumes do not, and this is a Practical, useable view of "How" to plan for, design, manage and improve the critical measures IT Service organisations require from both a strategic, tactical and operational perspective. I don't carry many books around with me, this one, I most certainly will!!" Ian Clark Principal ITSM Consultant Foster-Melliar "With all the focus on IT Governance and IT Business process management. It is easy to see why metric are becoming hugely important for the management of organisations. In reality however, getting the right set of metrics in place is by no means a simple exercise. Metrics for IT service organisations can be a great help. Using ITIL as the basis the book lists many useful examples of metrics. But what is more important, is that it gives us insight into to creation of "good" metrics and the dangers of "bad" metrics. " Emma Speakman IT BPM consultant SA/NL/UK "Looking for a comprehensive, in-depth exploration and explanation of what metrics to use in your ITSM journey? Then 'Metrics for IT Service Organizations' by Peter Brooks may be exactly what you're looking for. This (new) book not only covers what metrics need to be seriously considered, but explains the 'why' and 'how' behind selecting and defining them, pointing out along the way many of the dangers and pitfalls of selecting the wrong ones; or too many. If you tend to agree that 'what gets measured gets done', then applying the ideas in Peter's book will assist you in getting the right things done." Ken Wendle (FISM) previous President of the itSMF USA, works as a Senior Solution Architect for Hewlett Packard's OpenView Software division Given that itSMF is the source, readers of this book will naturally expect a 'best practices' view on metrics, and a highly practical reference text. More particularly, though, the special merit of the text is its carefulness in stressing that metrics must be both useful and meaningful, and that the meaning comes from the business perspective on IT management processes - a perspective always represented by a stated business objective. By encouraging readers to seriously commit to defining clear business objectives, the text aims the reader at measurement that avoids excess or irrelevance. Malcolm Ryder (CA Architect)
Authored by an internationally known expert in configuration management (CM) solutions, this unique new book examines CM from a "business value" perspective. The book provides a thorough overview of CM technology and reveals "best practice" techniques for selecting and deploying automated CM solutions. It also explores nine key challenges facing e-commerce and gives guidelines for avoiding common pitfalls that can quickly derail an e-business.
An effective systems development and design process is far easier to explain than it is to implement. A framework is needed that organizes the life cycle activities that form the process. This framework is Configuration Management (CM). Software Configuration Management discusses the framework from a standards viewpoint, using the original
Configuration management (CM) is frequently misunderstood. This discipline is growing in popularity because it allows project participants to better identify potential problems, manage change, and efficiently track the progress of a software project. This book gives the reader a practical understanding of the complexity and comprehensiveness of the discipline.
Explains configuration management, an engineering discipline and process for maintaining the integrity of hardware, software, and firmware products as they evolve through the development and production stages, for implementers in both commercial and government environments. Outlines the four basic tasks: identification, change control, status accounting, and audits.
Essential strategies from Harold Kerzner on measuring project management performance The maze-like path of today's projects reflects a business environment that's growing in complexity. Factors influencing projects, such as new advancements in computer technology, an unpredictable economy, and the increase in stakeholder involvement make metrics and key performance indicators (KPI) for project management an important focus. Such measures are commonly used to help an organization define and evaluate how successful it is, typically, in terms of making progress towards its long-term organizational goals. Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards helps functional managers gain a thorough understanding of what metrics are and how they can be best implemented to gain traction in a fast-paced and diverse working atmosphere. With content aligned with PMI's PMBOK® Guide, this book offers extensive coverage on KPIs and how they may be monitored, using techniques such as business dashboards to assist in prescribing meaningful business strategies. After reading this book, functional managers will bolster their awareness of what good metrics management really entails—and be armed with the knowledge to measure performance more effectively. This book begins with basic KPI principles, helping functional managers deal with such key issues as: Successfully integrating KPIs and metrics into managing a project within a business strategy Important business dashboard techniques used in monitoring performance What is really important to different stakeholders in a project Managing resistance to change Next the book explores the key questions to ask before implementing a dashboard or reporting system. Some of these questions include: What are your needs? What is involved in integration? What's involved in operations and maintenance? What does the system cost? How long will the system last? Throughout the book, helpful illustrations clarify complex concepts and processes. These illustrations are also available as PowerPoint slides for course and seminar presentations.
How do you measure and report your IT services and processes? Which metrics matter the most to senior executives? Finally, here is a book that shows you how! Not theory, but a practical guide that shows you the operational metrics to use and how these can be calculated into key performance indicators (KPIs) and critical success factors (CSFs) that resonate with senior management. In this book, you will learn about the following: Defining and building a comprehensive metrics program Metrics that are the most important and how to calculate them How to measure your IT services Tips and suggestions for what to do if inadequate tools and reporting exist Suggested approach for how to build your metrics program step-by-step In addition, this book directs you to free sources for IT service management process and service metrics and reporting dashboards that you can use yourself. Simply enter your key operational metrics and the KPIs and CSFs get automatically calculated! "A comprehensive guide for building any service management metrics program with all the information you need in one place!" "No theory here . . . this gives us real metrics we can easily go after." "A fantastic addition to our IT service management solution set!""