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IBM Rational Team Concert 2 Essentials by TC Fenstermaker, Suresh Krishna

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Chapter 4. Team and Source Control

Change in all things is sweet.

--Aristotle

Source control is a fundamental aspect of modern software development. The source control system helps us to store, version, and control the requirement documents, design documents, architecture blueprints, test documents, and of course, our source code.

The following is a quote about SCM from Roger Pressman's book Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach:

Source Control Management (SCM) is a set of activities designed to control change by identifying the work products that are likely to change, establishing relationships among them, defining mechanisms for managing different versions of these work products, controlling the changes imposed, and auditing and reporting ...

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