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2014 Edition, October 2014

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Configuration Identification for Digital Computer Programs

Includes all amendments and changes through Stabilization Notice (No longer revised / updated) , October 2014

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  • Revision: 2014 Edition, October 2014
  • Published Date: October 2014
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: SAE International (SAE)
  • Page Count: 29
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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There are two aspects of configuration identification that must be considered, First , is the identification of the computer program, a s described by technical data/documentation during its life cycle. Second, is the associated identification of the computer program by means of a tag, usually its name (mnemonic), and/or a unique number and other selective identification characteristic $ which correlate the specific code t o its documentation and enable trace ability back to the development requirements. The first aspect of this identification is an evolutionary process, which occurs over the life cycle of the computer program, while the second is usually accomplished by selecting and applying a scheme which ensures that each element is identified with its own unique identifier .

Contractors use such technical data/documentation to manage the development of computer programs on a day-to-day basis. ' Configuration management planning is based upon the establishment of reference points for specific milestones during a configuration item's life cycle, At these milestones, a "snapshot" of the data required for program management is made. The snapshot data are designated a s configuration documentation (technical descriptions) while the milestone is designated a baseline.
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