At the time of an unsuccessful product deployment, you might ask yourself. “What went wrong with the product delivery?” The simple answer lies in configuration management. Lack of it leads to nothing but last minute panic. You can’t go through pages and pages of code just to spot a minor insignificant customization you made months ago. Configuration management helps you put all the puzzle pieces together while figuring out what went south with the product launch. Avoids wastage of resources You can rid your process of duplication and eliminate inefficient usage of resources via configuration management. It’s easier to find records of everything since configuration management has everything listed in place, as a single source of information. You can find: Change requests Change logs Configuration status Keeps everyone informed of the changes Configuration management documents all the changes made in the system. Team members can see even the smallest of changes. Configuration management keeps everybody on the same page and no information gets buried in the stack of numerous last minute changes. Transparent change reporting helps in keeping the staging and production environments in sync. Faster restoration during any product crashes When trouble knocks at your door, having a handy guide of all the updates and changes help in containing the collateral damage. This is exactly what Configuration management does. Proper documentation of the changes makes it easier to detect faulty bits and restore the product. Reduces system downtime In case of system outage, lack of change documentation delays the correction process. Error detection becomes easier if proper change logs are in place. Knowing which component of the system is affected makes recourse action quicker. Protection from security breach It’s easier to spot any irregularities in organised data. Any unauthorised access sends immediate alerts to all the teams involved. Maintaining a detailed record can help in eliminating such threats. To sum it up Configuration management won’t fail-proof your product, it just makes sure that every failure or issue can be traced back to its root cause. Integrating configuration management in your process ensures your product’s safety and stability. If you already have an effective configuration management in place then let us know how you do it and what tools do you use? And If you’re looking to integrate configuration management in your process then drop us a message here.