Conducting Software Configuration Management Audits

Software configuration management audits provide assurance by validating that the software products are implemented in accordance with their requirements and that the software configuration management processes were followed and their objectives were achieved. Three types of Software Configuration Management (SCM) audits are typically performed: 1. Functional Configuration Audit (FCA), which is an evaluation of the completed software products to determine their conformance, in terms of completeness, performance and functional characteristics, to their requirements specification(s). 2. Physical Configuration Audit (PCA), which is an evaluation of each configuration item to determine its conformance to the technical documentation that defines it. 3. In-Process SCM Audits, which are ongoing evaluations conducted throughout the life cycle to provide management with information about compliance to SCM policies, plans, processes and systems, and about the conformance of software product to their requirements and workmanship standards. This webinar discusses the purpose of each of these three types of SCM audits. It also provides example audit checklist items that could be used during audit evaluations and suggested evidence gathering techniques for each of the items in those checklists.
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