Category Archives: identification

How to plan software as a configuration item

Yesterday I got a question from a colleague about configuration items. In our projects we use a deliverable list to identify which items are being delivered by the project and which are being received from outside the project. To help … Continue reading

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SCM tools are not configuration management tools

The main reason why most so-called SCM tools are not really SCM tools is because they don’t support managing software configurations. Making software is more than writing source code and converting them into executable code and data models for databases. … Continue reading

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Identification is not a primary CM element

Although it is generally accepted that Configuration Identification is a basic element of Configuration Management (CM), I don’t agree that is should be. Why not? The core of CM is control of configurations. To know what configurations we are controlling, … Continue reading

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