- Implement effective source code management practices including multiple variants
- Automate application build, package, and deployment
- Establish effective IT controls that can support IT governance and compliance
- Utilize industry standards (e.g. IEEE, ISO, EIA) and frameworks (e.g. Cobit, ITIL) to establish best practices
- Create a configuration management function that continuously grows and improves
Based upon industry standards and frameworks this course introduces the technology professional to all of the principles, concepts, and hands-on best practices necessary to establish comprehensive configuration and release management functions. Discussing both CM as it is practiced in product companies and IT organizations; Bob Aiello and Leslie Sachs provide expert guidance on establishing configuration management best practices.
2-Day Course Outline
Configuration Management Concepts
Configuration auditing (physical and functional)
Source Code Management
Sandboxes and workspaces
Versions IDs and branding executables
Automating the build
Build tools to choose from including Ant, Maven, Make and MS Build
Role of the build engineer
Supporting code promotion
Practical use of CMDBs
Types of change control
Rightsizing the change control process
The 29 minute change control meeting
Driving the process through change control
Packaging the release
Ergonomics of release management
RM as coordination
Driving the RM process
Staging the release
Architecting Your Application for CM
How CM facilitates good development
Build engineering as a service
Managing hardware configuration items
Hybrid hardware/software CM
Process Engineering (Rightsizing)
Agile process maturity
Establishing IT Governance
Establishing IT governance
Improving the process
What You Need to Know About Compliance
Common compliance requirements
Establishing IT controls
Standards and Frameworks
What you need to know about standards and frameworks
Evaluating the existing CM practices
Documenting “as-is” and “to-be”
Writing your CM best practices implementation plan
Day 1: 1:00pm-4:00pm ET/10:00am-1:00pm PT
Day 2: 1:00pm-4:00pm ET/10:00am-1:00pm PT
Virtual Package Includes:
- Easy course access: You attend training right from your computer, and communication is handled by a phone conference bridge utilizing Cisco’s WebEx technology. That means you can access your training course quickly and easily and participate freely.
- Live, expert instruction: See and hear your instructor presenting the course materials and answering your questions in real-time.
- Valuable course materials: Our live-virtual training uses the same valuable course materials as our classroom training. Students will have direct access to the course materials.
- Hands-on exercises: An essential component to any learning experience is applying what you have learned. Using the latest technology, your instructor can provide students with hands-on exercises, group activities, and breakout sessions.
- Real-time communication: Communicate real-time directly with the instructor. Ask questions, provide comments, and participate in the class discussions.
- Peer interaction: Networking with peers has always been a valuable part of any classroom training. Live-virtual training gives you the opportunity to interact with and learn from the other attendees during breakout sessions, course lecture, and Q&A.
- Convenient schedule: Course instruction is divided into modules no longer than three hours per day. This schedule makes it easy for you to get the training you need without taking days out of the office and setting aside projects.
- Small class size: Live-virtual courses are limited to the same small class sizes as our instructor-led training. This provides you with the opportunity for personal interaction with the instructor.