This document, within the context of methods and tools that support the configuration management (CM) capability of software and systems product line engineering:
— specifies processes for product line CM (the processes are described in terms of purpose, inputs, tasks, and outcomes);
— specifies method capabilities to support the defined tasks of each process;
— specifies tool capabilities that automate or semi-automate tasks and methods.
This document does not concern the processes and capabilities of tools and methods for a single system but rather deals with those for a family of products.