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Title: Creating a strategic plan for configuration management using computer aided software engineering (CASE) tools

Creating a strategic plan for configuration management using computer aided software engineering (CASE) tools This paper provides guidance in the definition, documentation, measurement, enhancement of processes, and validation of a strategic plan for configuration management (CM). The approach and methodology used in establishing a strategic plan is the same for any enterprise, including the Department of Energy (DOE), commercial nuclear plants, the Department of Defense (DOD), or large industrial complexes. The principles and techniques presented are used world wide by some of the largest corporations. The authors used industry knowledge and the areas of their current employment to illustrate and provide examples. Developing a strategic configuration and information management plan for DOE Idaho Field Office (DOE-ID) facilities is discussed in this paper. A good knowledge of CM principles is the key to successful strategic planning. This paper will describe and define CM elements, and discuss how CM integrates the facility`s physical configuration, design basis, and documentation. The strategic plan does not need the support of a computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool. However, the use of the CASE tool provides a methodology for consistency in approach, graphics, and database capability combined to form an encyclopedia and a method of presentation that is easily understood and aids the process of reengineering. CASE tools have much more » more capability than those stated above. Some examples are supporting a joint application development group (JAD) to prepare a software functional specification document and, if necessary, provide the capability to automatically generate software application code. This paper briefly discusses characteristics and capabilities of two CASE tools that use different methodologies to generate similar deliverables. « less
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OSTI Identifier:10160331
Report Number(s):EGG-M--93143; CONF-9304134--1
ON: DE93013663; TRN: 93:015224
DOE Contract Number:AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:Conference
Resource Relation:Conference: 1993 National Department of Energy (DOE)/contractors and facilities data acquisition and control user`s group meeting,Livermore, CA (United States),13-16 Apr 1993; Other Information: PBD: [1993]
Research Org:EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; ORGANIZATIONAL MODELS; PLANNING; ENGINEERING; OPERATION; MAINTENANCE; DECOMMISSIONING; DESIGN; PROCUREMENT; CONSTRUCTION; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; COMPUTER GRAPHICS 990100; 420000; MANAGEMENT; ENGINEERING