ENT 201 Quality Assurance II 3 credits
Principles of Configuration Management (CM)
Note: ENT 201 is part of the core Quality Assurance
(QA) sequence of courses. The QA course sequence serves both as preparation for
ASQ professional certification, and towards a degree. The other courses in the
core QA sequence are ENT 186, ENT 171, ENT 192, and ENT 202.
- Definition of Configuration Management (CM)
and its inclusion in the quality sciences. Relevance of CM to the ISO 9000
- Purpose and exercise of CM. Project
- CM Environment:
Hardware, Software, and Firmware processes.
- CM Planning: CM and
project Metrics, Procedures.
- Configuration Identification (ID):
Baselines, Selection, Inputs, Process outputs, Software CM Library (SCML).
- Hardware ID Considerations:
Parts, Cost effectiveness.
- Software ID Considerations:
Selection of categories and production processes, Identifiers-files &
- Firmware ID Considerations:
Programmable parts (types 1-5), Drawing requirements, labeling & marking.
- Document Controls,
ID, and Classifications.
- Configuration Controls:
Problem reporting, Failure analysis, Corrective action, Evaluation,
Coordination, Approvals, Change implementation.
- Configuration Control of Hardware:
Nonconforming materials & product, retrofits.
- Configuration Control of Software:
Vendor considerations, Product support, maintainability, and CM library.
- Configuration Control (CC) Documentation
Configuration Status: CM database
- Changes to base-lined: items, hardware, software,
firmware, documents, drawings.
- CC documents, engineering change notice and
approval, deviations, waivers, specification changes
- Automating Process Improvements
Implementation and Facility: Establish
requirements, Resources, Implementation.
Configuration Auditing: Functional, Physical,
9000 International Quality Standards and CM
Comprehensive case study-CM in practice. Class
19. Use of
CM software will be demonstrated (CVS, QVCS,
Course will include weekly homework assignments (20%),
quizzes (20%), CM projects (10%), and three exams (50%).