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The World of Configuration Management Hurts, but Welcome

Some things never change.  Configuration Management isn't one of them.  Building a CMS is akin to building a house on a beach:   Your foundation and direction is ever changing.  You have the ocean at your back, sand under your feet, and you never have fewer than five "bosses", not to mention a never-ending tide of potential consumers and providers - many, bad.  Yet, somehow, work gets done.  Yes, I said "art", but it's actually  about as much work as it is art.    Welcome to my world.   So how DO we not merely survive, but get Gartner and EMA awards?  The answer is simpler than you think.

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  • I am the PM of UCMDB and CM. I have a lot of background in configuration management, discovery, integrations, and delivery. I have been involved with the products for 12 years in R&D and product management.
  • This account is for guest bloggers. The blog post will identify the blogger.
  • Jody Roberts is a researcher, author, and customer advocate in the Product Foundation Services (PFS) group in HP Software. Jody has worked with the UCMDB product line since 2004, and currently takes care of the top 100 HP Software customers, the CMS Best Practices library, and has hosted a weekly CMDB Practitioner's Forum since 2006.
  • Karan Chhina is the Product Manager for HP Universal Discovery and has worked with discovery & dependency mapping and configuration management product line for the past eight years.
  • Evangelist for IT Financial Management (ITFM), IT Governance and IT Portfolio Management, consulting IT organisations for Close to 15 years on principles of good governance.
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