standards Questions

Tools like JIRA, Service Now for Incident management, I'm looking for a software platform that will keep track of all related documentation, test plans, user sign offs etc... But what I have not been able to find and is critical for me is a Parent - Child, Child - Child relationship of all changes.

Such as:

CR12345 - is the parent record

  CR12345A - is a child record to CR12345

     CR12345A1 - is a child record of CR12345A

CR12345B is a child record to CR12345

Has anyone seen software that can support this? 

I am looking to established a good CM Baseline, and I need some reference material that walks me through successfully establishing and maintaining a good CM Baseline

By Paul Perry - December 18, 20151 Answer

Hello Everyone,

I'd like to understand how companies using SVN, TFS, Git, GitHub perform backing out production deployments from two perspectives, your re-deployment method but more importantly, how are you indicating in your respective repo that if code was rolled back, what are you doing internally with your SCM tool to force a message to developers that code was backed out.

Thanks

Paul Perry

I would like to know of the latest releases of Rational DOORS, Rational Synergy and Rational Change is Windows Server 2012 compliant.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Stephen

By Karthik SP - June 29, 20151 Answer

Please suggest technical certifications that will add more value to my profile. I have 8 years of SCM experience. Thanks. 

How have others solved the resourcing justification for Build / Release engineers? Based on number of supported developers? number of tools? number of deployments? are there base line ratios or other industry standards based on specific products or supported platforms?

I have a development background, but haven't written code in over ten years. Our shop is primarily C++.

By Kapila Narang - March 17, 20132 Answers

Wondering if such profile exist in industry where one SC Expert can startup a small Consultancy on SCM Setup in new companies or enhance existing SCM profiling using best practices. Something like freelancing kinda.

Would be great knowing such people & companies which started at small scale & how it turned up. If anything such exist in India? How is the response ?

By Bob Aiello - March 10, 20137 Answers

Hi everyone,

my esteemed colleague Marc Bools and I have started working on bringing back the CM Wiki and we want you to help us with the design and requirements of a new CM Wiki!!!

Here is a hight level list of the topics from the old wiki. This is your chance to help!!

Topics you will find in the CM web 

Definitions: 

  • Configuration Management 
  • Software Configuration Management 
  • Build Management 
  • Change Management 

Tools: 

  • CM Tools - Software and tools for Change and Configuration Control - HCM/SCM 
  • CM Integrations - Integration of CM tools with other tools 
  • Frequently Asked Questions 

Concepts and theories: 

  • ConfigurationManagementBodyOfKnowledge (a.k.a. CMBoK ™) 
  • CM versus SCM - Thoughts on the differences between the terms CM and SCM 
  • CM Metrics - What you could gain in time and money when using CM. 
  • CM Metaphors and Analogies -- metaphors and analogies for describing CM 

Processes and practices: 

  • Agile Development and Agile SCM - Ideas on Agile Development and how it affects CM 
  • Configuration Management Process 
  • Change Management Process 
  • Branching and Merging for Parallel Development 
  • CM and Web Engineering 
  • CM and Databases 

Templates and Examples: 

  • CM Templates - Quick templates to help you start implementing a CM solution 

Vendors: 

  • TBD 

Other: 

  • Suite Vs Best Of Breed 
  • SCM Readings - Some recommended SCM books and papers 
  • History of CM 
  • WhosWhoInSCM  

Starting points

  • TBD 

What other topics should we include?? How do we provide more value from our new and improved CM Wiki.

Drop me a line and get involved!

Bob Aiello
Editor in Chief
[email protected]

Hi everyone,

as always we love to get YOUR input on which topics we should be covering in the coming months. 
Obviously, DevOps is hot, Cloud & Mobile are essential. We have had many issues dedicated to CM for Small Teams, Process and more process and tips and strategies for Build Engineers.

What topics would you like us to cover? What topics would you like to write about yourself??
(Hint - I will help you! - just contact me directly)

Bob Aiello
Editor in Chief
http://www.linkedin.com/in/BobAiello
[email protected]

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