configuration management

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PVCS Version Manager VS GIT?

We may need to switch from our long standing, 20+ years use of PVCS VM to GIT.  CM would like to maintain a Master repository with no branching but allow the developers the freedon to do so bur then merge back into the master.  Also are their resources available on pulling information from GIT repository for reports as in a list of files, revisions and change dates for each baseline?  Is their any formal training available for GIT and setting it up?  Thanks for any guidance on this.

Theresa Miller's picture Theresa Miller
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Ajeet Dhaliwal's picture Ajeet Dhaliwal
What kind of software is everyone using to keep track of all documentation related to release management.

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? 

Paul Perry's picture Paul Perry
Configuration Baseline

I'm the Configuration Manager for a large enterprise project. I was added to the team after around 8 months worth of developement/staging had already taken place. We're working toward a short-term ATO, and PMO is looking to baseline our applications. My argument is that we're not ready to baseline, as we're still in developemnt. No configuation items are recorded in Remedy, the Change Managemnet process isn't fleshed out (as that is also my tasking), and we have no historical records that I can find for how are architecture came to this point. Simply, here, this is version one, and now start documenting from this point forward.  Am I worng in my push-back on this stance? Shouldn't I first work to identify the CIs and their historical changes (as best as I can documnet)? Further info: this system will be the subject of an offical audit, not just my configuration audit.

Joshua Robinson's picture Joshua Robinson
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Amit Kumar Pandey's picture Amit Kumar Pandey
What are the current IBM/Rational offerings?

I've used Ratiional ClearCase and ClearQuest in the past, but it's been a long time - at least seven years since I used CQ, and probably a decade since I used CC. On a project where we used both, I had them integrated. (I used them enough to refer to them collectively as "ClearWaste".)

I'm currently tasked with evaluating various CM-related suites for where I'm working now, and I'm finding it very confusing to determine just what IBM is currently offering.

I see ClearCase and ClearQuest are still sold. Are they actively supported?

As far as I can tell, DOORS and DOORSNg have replaced RequisitePro.

I see there's Jazz and Team Concert -- what's the difference between the two?

Does Team Concert use the other tools like ClearCase, ClearQuest, and DOORS? Does it replace them?

And finally, do the IBM tools still have a very cost compared to tools like the Atlassian Suite and Microsoft TFS?

Arthur Adams's picture Arthur Adams
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Matthew Heusser's picture Matthew Heusser

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