This handbook establishes a common framework for generic product life cycle CM. It addresses tailored implementation based on differences that may exist in organization policies and procedures, in the phase of the product life cycle, in the acquisition method, in the project size and complexity, and in the system requirements and development. A characterization of these differences will aid in the determination of the extent of the required CM process. A CM process should be tailored to the context and environment to which it is applied.
Tailoring for a specific product may involve: more or less stringent criteria, implementing only some of the functions and principles, or implmenting to a lesser or greater degree of complexity.
The attributes of the context and environment will dictate which of these individual tailoring approaches will be used for each of the CM functions in the CM Plan.