Configuration Management: Emerging Practices and Applications

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In this course, developed by IEEE Educational Activities with the support of IEEE Computer Society, we examine configuration management practices including Supply Chain Management (SCM). Applicable industries include banking and financial services, medical systems and hospitals, engineering, automotive, and aerospace and defense. The course will also cover how CM enables the implementation of supply chains through the emerging best practice known as the Software Bill of Materials (SBOM), which is now required for U.S. government contractors and may be required by more countries in the future. Some real-world examples include building safe, secure, and reliable medical devices that cannot be compromised, as well as identifying software defects and enabling rapid building, packaging, and deployment of desired changes.

What you will learn:

  • Review emerging CM practices including SCM in the supply chain
  • Examine the software bill of materials (SBOM) and understanding why it is important
  • Consider how to balance safety, risk, and the need for velocity
  • Align CM to emerging practices including artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Discuss how to apply CM to implement highly secure and reliable systems

This course is part of the following course program:

Software & Hardware Configuration Management in Systems Engineering

Courses included in this program:

Who should attend: Managers, practicing professionals, academics, undergraduates, electrical engineers


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Bob Aiello

Bob Aiello is an internationally established leader in configuration management (CM), application lifecycle management (ALM), and DevOps. He co-authored the 2012 IEEE 828 CM Standard that this course references and is currently the working group chair of the IEEE P828 CM working group, which is engaged in revising the 828 CM Standard. For over 25 years, Aiello has been a successful consultant across many industries, including finance, medicine, and cybersecurity. He has also served as a consultant for engineering companies working in the aerospace, defense and automotive fields. He was the first to identify the need for a DevOps standard in highly regulated industries and was assigned to lead the IEEE working group effort to create the international standard for implementing DevOps known as ISO 32675. The standard was adopted by ISO, IEEE, and the EIA. Aiello has also authored several books on CM, ALM, and DevOps, and in 2021 he was awarded the IEEE Standards Association Medallion for his outstanding achievement in the development and implementation of standards. Today, he is an IEEE liaison to ISO, focusing on DevOps and agile/lean methodology as well as serving on the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) G33 Configuration Management committee.

Publication Year: 2023

ISBN: 978-1-7281-7852-3

Configuration Management: Emerging Practices and Applications
  • Course Provider: Educational Activities
  • Course Number: EDP710
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH