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Bob Aiello is the Editor-in-Chief for CM Crossroads and author of Configuration Management Best Practices: Practical Methods that Work in the Real World, published by Addison Wesley, 2010.
Bob is a Principal consultant at CM Best Practices Consulting ( where he specializes in Software Process Improvement including Software Configuration and Release Management.

Bob has over 25 years experience as a technical manager in several top NYC Financial Services firms where he had company-wide responsibility for CM, often providing hands-on technical support for enterprise Source Code Management tools, SOX/Cobit compliance, build engineering, continuous integration and automated application deployment.
Bob serves on the IEEE Standards working groups (including IEEE 828 CM Planning) and is a member of the IEEE Software and Systems Engineering Standards Committee (S2ESC) Management Board. He holds a Masters in Industrial Psychology from NYU and a B.S. in Computer Science and Math from Hofstra University. You may contact him at or link with him at

  • 14/04/2010 Getting started with CMDBs
    Getting started with CMDBsConfiguration management databases (CMDBs) have been around for a long time. That said, I find it rather entertaining that some of my colleagues have suggested that the CMDB...
  • 30/11/2009 Implementing configuration management using ITIL v3
    The ITIL framework provides guidance on establishing excellent IT service management with a strong focus on continuous process improvement. I have been working in the process improvement field for...