Configuration Item

What is a configuration item?

A configuration item (CI) is a fundamental structural component of a system that can be identified as a self-contained unit for purposes of change control and identification. CIs are uniquely identified by configuration registration codes. Examples of Cis include software, plans, models, and individual requirement documents.

A configuration-management system oversees CIs through a combination of tools and processes by implementing and enabling the fundamental elements of change management, identification, status accounting, and audits.

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