Configuration Kit does more than explain the tools, more than show you the latest, we also help you to make the most out of your configuration management approach. Below are some tips to get you on your way.
Usage Takes Priority
The best way to avoid configuration management becoming a write-only process is to focus on how the data is used. Document data describing how the information will be used to create value for the stakeholders involved, instead of purely on the best method to create the process.
Expand the Focus
Focusing solely on discovery tools will result in a configuration designed to manage the infrastructure and applications. Instead, concentrate on the usage pipeline. For example, ask who owns it, who uses it directly, and who approves each phase of use.
Collecting, storing,and managing large unwieldy databases often results in cost overruns, excessive maintenance costs, and delivers very limited usage value. Instead, concentrate on data that you actually need, store, and manage that.
Add Configuration Management Databases as Needs Develop
As you grow in size and responsibilities, you can always add more databases to your Configuration Management Database, or CMBD.
Considering how your CMBD interacts with all of your other processes is important in all IT designs, but especially so with configuration management. This should be designed around the way the processes work.
Business Values over Technical Data
Focus your configuration management on things that affect your business and not merely on the efficiency of the system.
If you follow these tips, investing in configuration management will provide you with the best results for your business’ success in handling new projects and achieving goals.