Activities concerned with ensuring that only authorised and identifiable CIs are recorded throughout their life-cycle and that no CI is added, modified, replaced or removed without appropriate controlling documentation, e.g. an approved RFC. Configuration control also includes controlling access to the information held on CIs. Configuration Documentation Documents that define requirements, system design, build, production, and verification for a Configuration Item.
(IEEE) An element of configuration management, consisting of the evaluation, coordination, approval or disapproval, and implementation of changes to configuration items after formal establishment of their configuration identification. See: change control.
A method for ensuring that a specific version of data and drawings defines the correct requirements and physical description of the intended version of a PCA, and that the actual hardware conforms in all respects to the data and drawings.