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July Nothern Virgina Section 0511 Program Meeting on 8 July 2020

ASQ Section 0511 July 2020 Meeting Announcement

Section 0511 Program Meeting


Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 7:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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How Configuration Management Works with Quality to Ensure Mission Success
Presented by
Jeffrey Parnes MS, MIS, CCM, Product Assurance Professional

Seema Garg

Speaker Background:

Jeff Parnes has been a product assurance professional for all of his post-college employment. He was a Quality Assurance specialist (GS-1910) with the Defense Contract Administration Service (DCASRs NY and Atlanta) and with the Defense Logistics Agency on HQ staff.

He served as Software Quality Assurance Manager on the Peace Shield program working for CSC under Boeing. He lateralled to Configuration Management while employed at Hughes Training Systems which built simulators for domestic and foreign military uses.

He has served as CM manager for many of the major government contractors in the Northern Virginia area including Litton/PRC, Northrop Grumman, EDS, ITT, Maximus, ASM Research, CSRA and others. His professional experience includes systems, software and hardware development and compliance auditing.

Jeff holds a Master of Science in Operational Research and Management Science from GMU and a Master of Information Systems from Virginia Tech. He is a certified Configuration Manager. He has been a member of ASQ since 1980, and a charter member the Northern Virginia ASQ section, having served as its treasurer, chair (twice) and its webmaster/e-media chair since 2007.

Short Narrative/Description:

How Configuration Management works with Quality to ensure Mission Success

Configuration Management is comprised of the following five activities:

  • Configuration management planning: A configuration management plan describes any project specific procedures and the extent of their application
  • Configuration identification: Involves breaking down the project and creating a referencing system for each item.
  • Configuration control: Ensures that all changes to configuration items are controlled. Configuration control of specifications and test plans is vital for quality control to be effective.
  • Configuration status accounting: Provides records and reports that relate to a deliverable and its configuration information.
  • Configuration verification audit: Determines whether a deliverable conforms to its requirements and configuration information
The key output of a well-controlled configuration management process is:
  • confidence that the current version of any configuration item is known; and
  • documented traceability between versions of each configuration item.
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