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He was Head of Group Audit from June 2013 to December 2014, prior to which he held a number of management positions in Risk. The Management Board has, as its prime responsibility, the group’s strategic management, resource allocation, financial accounting and reporting, risk management, and corporate control. Keeping track of the state of the board and other system variables can be just as important as knowing what version of the FPGA was loaded at the time of a specific fault or failure. In other words, when a problem occurred did it have the latest group of hardware modifications? The answers to these questions can help identify system problem sources. The block P represents a general plant, whilst block K is a controller.

In general, NASA adopts the CM principles as defined by SAE/EIA 649B, Configuration Management Standard, in addition to implementation as defined by NASA CM professionals and as approved by NASA management. ITIL specifies the use of a Configuration management system (CMS) or Configuration management database (CMDB) as a means of achieving industry best practices for Configuration Management. These frameworks automate many traditional system administrators’ processes.

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Furthermore, ammonia concentration in the effluent and total nitrogen are significantly reduced. Among the different proposed strategies, C1 and C3 are the best in term of pollutant removal, but they are not the most convenient for energy consumption. C2 and C4 reduced AE and PE, but with a little increase of the ammonia and total nitrogen effluent concentration. The best choice as compromise between the two control objectives is configuration C4, which uses five manipulated variables. Consistent with the federated architecture approach described in Section 3, essential architectural information must be registered with DARS so that discovery of reusable architectural data can be accomplished throughout the Department. Individual data entities and other artifacts are similarly registered in the DMR.

He is a lawyer and certified tax consultant and between 1997 and 2016, he worked at a major law firm, where he was made partner in 2002. Since 2008 he has also been an Honorary Professor at the University of Cologne. Stefan Simon was appointed as a member of the Management Board on August 1, 2020. He is Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and is responsible for Regulatory Affairs, Legal and Governance, Compliance, Anti-Financial Crime and the Business Selection and Conflicts Office. In May 2023 he took an additional responsibility for the Americas region.


In 2000, a task force presented their conclusion which generally approved a new runway, but of shorter length (only 2.8 kilometres compared to the other three 4-kilometre-long runways), which would serve as a landing-only runway for smaller aircraft. Additional requirements included improved noise protection arrangements and a strict ban on night flights between 11 pm and 5 am across the whole airport. In 2001, Fraport applied for approval to build the new runway, with three possible options.

Change description, reason for change and who made the change, current revision of the design, date, time, etc. This problem is ready to be solved by the off- shelf software (Gahinet et al. 1995). The MATLAB function, hinfmix in the LMI toolbox, originally designed for mixed H2/H∞ problem has been slightly modified for the generalised-H2/H∞ problem in (2). Two multiobjective Pareto diagrams, the minimum ||Tuw||g against α-stability and the minimum ||Tuw||g against the minimum ||Tew||∞ are to be produced by repeatedly calling the modified MATLAB function. This is achieved by increasing the dissolved oxygen in Z2 and decreasing it in zone Z3 and zone Z4.

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The CCB may, from time to time, establish technical working groups (TWG), as required, to oversee, review, and make recommendations to the board on specific technical aspects of the CM Program, or configuration items. TWGs provide the subject-matter expertise necessary to ensure that documents, the DM2, and other products under configuration control of the CCB are maintained in a responsible manner. TWGs, when tasked by the CCB, provide detailed and comprehensive technical review of proposed changes and recommendations to the CCB on action(s) to be taken that result from recommended changes. During the 1950s the United States Department of Defense developed a technical management discipline to track changes in the development of complex systems.

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During his career, he’s successfully managed enterprise software development tools in all phases of their lifecycle. He has driven organization-wide process improvement with results of greater productivity, higher quality, and improved customer satisfaction. He has built multi-national teams that value self-direction and self-organization.

Configuration Management

The first step establishes a robust and well-disciplined internal NASA Configuration Control Board (CCB) system, which is chaired by someone with program/project change authority. CCB members represent the stakeholders with authority to commit the team they represent. The second step creates configuration change management surveillance of the contractor’s activity. The CM office advises the NASA program or project manager to achieve a balanced configuration change management implementation that suits the unique program/project situation.

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Configuration Management originated in the United States Department of Defense in the 1950s as a technical management discipline for hardware material items—and it is now a standard practice in virtually every industry. The CM process became its own technical discipline sometime in the late 1960s when the DoD developed a series of military standards called the “480 series” (i.e., MIL-STD-480, MIL-STD-481 and MIL-STD-483) that were subsequently issued in the 1970s. Many of these functions and models have redefined CM from its traditional holistic approach to technical management. Some treat CM as being similar to a librarian activity, and break out change control or change management as a separate or stand alone discipline. Software configuration management is a systems engineering process that tracks and monitors changes to a software systems configuration metadata. In software development, configuration management is commonly used alongside version control and CI/CD infrastructure.

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For example, configuration requirements may be different for a network firewall that functions as part of an organization’s Internet boundary versus one that functions as an internal local network firewall. Configuration management is a systems engineering process for establishing consistency of a product’s attributes throughout its life. In configuration management board the technology world, configuration management is an IT management process that tracks individual configuration items of an IT system. An IT asset may represent a piece of software, or a server, or a cluster of servers. The following focuses on configuration management as it directly applies to IT software assets and software asset CI/CD.

  • This reverse engineering process is wasteful in terms of human and other resources and can be minimized or eliminated using CM.
  • The Management Board has, as its prime responsibility, the group’s strategic management, resource allocation, financial accounting and reporting, risk management, and corporate control.
  • IT Ops teams are concerned with interdependencies, licenses, contracts, and the services and budget required to keep everything running.
  • Configuration change management is achieved through the systematic proposal, justification, and evaluation of proposed changes followed by incorporation of approved changes and verification of implementation.
  • For this reason, engineers, contractors, and management are frequently forced to develop documentation reflecting the actual status of the item before they can proceed with a change.

On 30 December 2005, the Rhein-Main Air Base in the southern part of the airport ground was closed and the US Air Force moved to Ramstein Air Base. The property was handed back to Fraport which allows the airport to use it to build a new passenger terminal. The property of the housing area for the soldiers, called Gateway Gardens, which was located north-east of the airport site, was given back to the city of Frankfurt in the same year and will be developed as a business district in the following years. In 1962, it was decided to build an even larger terminal with a capacity of 30 million passengers per year.

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In 1970, a new hangar was inaugurated; this accommodated six jet aircraft and was the world’s largest hangar at the time. From 2014 to 2019, he was responsible for product development and innovations as well as the Digital Business Services division on the Executive Board. He brings 25 years of experience in product development at the leading Germany-based software firm.

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Passengers and visitors can change terminals with the people mover system SkyLine which has three stops in Terminal 1 (at gates AZ, B and C) as well as one in Terminal 2 for all gates. Some stops can only be used by passengers in or outside the Schengen zone which is achieved by separated cars and station entrances. The travel time between the terminals is 2 minutes with trains arriving every 2–3 minutes during the day. Each train has two cars, one airside (outside the Schengen area) and one landside (within the Schengen area). Most stations have a platform on each side of the train, so landside passengers can only step out onto the landside platform, and airside passengers can only step out onto the airside platform.

Any changes applied to the configuration must be reviewed and accepted by the team. In 2009, the German government decided to create third terminals for both Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport in order to handle expected passenger flows of 90 million in Frankfurt by 2020 and 50 million in Munich by 2017. The new terminal is scheduled to be built by Fraport, south of the existing terminals on the grounds of the former Rhein-Main Air Base. The new Terminal 3 is to accommodate up to 25 million passengers and will feature 75 new aircraft positions when completely constructed.

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Licenciada en Ciencia Política y Relaciones Internacionales por el CIDE (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas) y Maestra en Políticas Públicas por Macquarie University. Se especializa en análisis político y comunicación estratégica. Colaboradora de The HuffPost México, Gluc MX y ENEUSmx.

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