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One way to organize information for the CM Baseline

Organizing the data in our organizations properly to support the CM Baseline will improve efficiency, flexibility, and agility. People tend to fear structure as they see it as a bureaucratic, a hindrance, a slowdown. While in reality, when done right, the structure provides the opportunity to speed up, be more flexible, and be more efficient.  When we would randomly put books on a library shelf, how long would it take for someone… Read More »One way to organize information for the CM Baseline

5 Ways a CM Baseline brings value

The CM Baseline is one of the foundations of the CM2 Model as it provides you with the correct information about the configuration. It also gives you insights into the changes to the configuration over time and enables the flexibility needed to deal with all these changes without losing configuration control. While there are many use cases, this post will highlight five ways how a CM Baseline brings value to… Read More »5 Ways a CM Baseline brings value

Timing

Timing is Everything

In air travel, timing is everything because we do not want to miss our flight or miss a connecting flight. Also, in stories, timing is everything, as it can make or break a story. The same holds for changes; timing can make or break a change. This article will explore the fourth and last component of the CM Baseline: Planning to be more precise Implementation Plans. If you missed any… Read More »Timing is Everything

Dependencies

Dependencies limit the possible sequences of events

If you missed the previous articles from the CM Baseline series, please check them out first: Understanding the Impact of Changes introduces the need for the CM Baseline. Connections tell the Story introduces the first component of the CM Baseline, the Business Object Graph. Intentions are the desire for new Stories, introduced the second component of the CM Baseline, the Impact Matrix. This article will explore the third component of the CM… Read More »Dependencies limit the possible sequences of events

Intentions are the desire for new Stories

In the CM Baseline series, I have used the analogy of flights, flight plans, gates, control towers to explain how difficult it becomes to manage changes and their dependencies to explain the need for the CM2 Baseline, a.k.a. As Planned/As Released Baseline ( ‘Understanding the Impact of Changes‘).  In ‘Connections tell the Story,’ I explained how a Business Object Graph connecting the data from a business perspective across the expert domain… Read More »Intentions are the desire for new Stories

Connections tell the Story

In my previous post, ‘Understanding the Impact of Changes‘, I used the analogy of flights, flight plans, gates, control towers to explain how difficult it becomes to manage changes and their dependencies. To address this, CM2 from the Institute for Process Excellence has a solution called the CM2 Baseline or a.k.a. the As Planned/As Released Baseline. And while the SAE-EIA-649C standard for Configuration Management in its latest revision hints at this type… Read More »Connections tell the Story

Understanding the Impact of Changes

Imagine a world in which we do not have air traffic control, we do not have flight plans or track the progress against these flight plans, but we do have all the flights we have pre-covid19 and we only have line of sight. Every 45 seconds, a plane arrives or departs at any given major airport. How would you prevent catastrophic plane crashes in such a world? Probably flying would… Read More »Understanding the Impact of Changes