There are two types of CM Audits:
- Physical Configuration Audit: To determine that the configuration item conforms to physical characteristics expected.
- Functional Configuration Audit: To verify that a Configuration Item’s actual performance agrees with its software requirements.
Configuration audits are performed differently for development and maintenance projects.
For development projects:
- When software is being delivered / major release
- End of each phase
For maintenance projects:
- Periodically, considering that there are no major releases.