Configuration Management & E-Commerce.
Can you afford the risk in NOT formally defining it?
|Monday, 10th July 2000
University of London
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Configuration Management & E-Commerce:
E-Commerce is making enormous in-roads to the way business is done. There is, however, a balance between speed, accuracy and control. Change and Configuration Management play a key role in any E-Commerce strategy. Knowing what has been built, what has to be tested plus relationships and change impact between components is essential if business continuity is to be maintained. This seminar looks at the Change and Configuration Management issues in establishing and running an E-Commerce business.
09:00 - 09.30 Registration & Coffee
09:30 - 10.00 Welcome - Ed McMahon. CMSG Chair.
10:00 - 10:45 E-Commerce CI Structure.
10:45 - 11:15 COFFEE and NETWORKING
11:15 - 12:00 CM Implications for E-Commerce
12:00 - 12:30 CMSG Training + ISM Model Update
12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH and NETWORKING
14:00 - 14:45 Infrastructure Management for E-Change.
14:45 - 15:30 Debate plus Questions and Answers
15:30 - 16:00 TEA and NETWORKING
16:00 - 16:30 When Worlds Collide
16:30 - 16:45 Panel Question and Answer Session
Ed McMahon & Shirley Lacy, CMSG.
This presentation looks at the various Configurable Items that could be identified, an example hierarchical structure and identification of relationships. It also shows how this can be extended to determine Testing and Release Strategies and the types of Infrastructure support required for E-Commerce.
Charles Maier, Charles Maier Associates.
implementers, network administrators and internet users. He will explain many problems created by hyperlinks, scripting languages, web crawlers and search engines and describe some innovative solutions that actually use internet technologies.
Shirley Lacy & Bill Smirthwaite, CMSG.
Steve Ransom, Serena UK
Today the demand for rigorous Change Management spans the enterprise, from legacy mainframe environments to web content. Traditional approaches to Change Management are having to adapt to provide greater agility in the change process; to support rapid rates of change; to co-ordinate change across diverse technology environments, and yet deliver cost-effective infrastructure management to the business.
Two arguments will be presented with the purpose of identifying some of the issues surrounding CM and E-Commerce. There will be 10 minutes allowed for each argument with 25 minutes allowed for questions and answers.
Position 1. CM is an unnecessary overhead that stalls the speed of delivery required for E-Commerce.
Position 2. Without effective CM the risks are too great for E-Commerce.
John Bishop, EDS.
Based on John's experiences in the delivery of Intranet/Internet solutions over the last two years he will present a discussion on the meeting between the brave new world of "e" and internet time and that of Configuration Management and common sense . This presentation will cover
Why "e" is "I"?
CM - the same principles apply.
Challenges (more CIs, different CI forms, more relationships to track)
Culture shock - creative design versus managed development