Configuration Management has always had a critical role in the software development process. However, with today’s almost unilateral requirements for faster, better, more cost effective software development, you could easily say that CM’s importance over the past decade has increased 100 fold. In this program expert, Bob Aiello, a consultant and software engineer, offers viewers Configuration Management best practices that will help development teams maximize all the benefits that a well-run CM process can offer. This report is based, in part, on Aiello’s book titled, Configuration Management Best Practices. Learning Objectives: After successfully completing this segment, you should be able to understand what Configuration Management is all about and why it matters, recognize the challenges development teams can face with CM, and identify the best practices to keep in mind in order to fine tune your Configuration Management processes and environment.