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Rational Unified Process, The: An Introduction, Third Edition by Philippe Kruchten

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Chapter 13. The Configuration and Change Management Discipline

This chapter introduces key concepts in software configuration management and then describes the roles, activities, and artifacts involved in the configuration and change management discipline.

Purpose

The purpose of the configuration and change management discipline is to track and maintain the integrity of evolving project assets. During the development lifecycle many valuable artifacts are created. Development of these artifacts is labor-intensive, and they represent a significant investment. As such, they are important assets that must be safeguarded and available for reuse. These artifacts evolve and, especially in iterative development, are updated again and again. Although one ...

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