Perform configuration audits to maintain the
integrity of configuration baselines.
Configuration audits confirm that the resulting
baselines and documentation conform to a specified standard or
requirement. Configuration item related records may exist in multiple
databases or configuration management systems. In such instances,
configuration audits should extend to these other databases as appropriate
to ensure accuracy, consistency, and completeness of configuration item
information. (See the definition of “configuration audit” in the
|Examples of audit types include the
- Functional configuration
audits (FCA): Audits conducted to verify that the as-tested
functional characteristics of a configuration item have achieved
the requirements specified in its functional baseline
documentation and that the operational and support documentation
is complete and satisfactory.
- Physical configuration audits
(PCA): Audits conducted to verify that the as-built configuration
item conforms to the technical documentation that defines
- Configuration management
audits: Audits conducted to confirm that configuration management
records and configuration items are complete, consistent, and
Typical Work Products
- Configuration audit results
- Action items
- Assess the integrity of
- Confirm that configuration management
records correctly identify configuration items.
- Review the structure and integrity of items
in the configuration management system.
- Confirm the completeness and correctness of
items in the configuration management system.
Completeness and correctness of the configuration
management system’s content is based on requirements as stated in the
plan and the disposition of approved change requests.
- Confirm compliance with applicable
configuration management standards and procedures.
- Track action items from the audit to