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Software Configuration Management Strategies and IBM® Rational® ClearCase®: A Practical Introduction, Second Edition by Tom J. Milligan, David E. Bellagio

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Chapter 2. Growing into Your SCM Solution

When you understand the best practices behind software configuration management (SCM), you need to understand how to apply SCM processes and tools successfully. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is assuming that one size fits all or that one solution is the “right” solution. In reality, different software projects have different requirements and varying degrees of complexity. Thus, an SCM tool and process that works well for one project might be woefully inadequate for another. Requirements can also change over time. A software project that is just beginning likely has a very different set of requirements than those of a project that has been running for 18 months.

The key to successful SCM on ...

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