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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 3. An Overview of the Unified Change Management Model

Although most software-development organizations recognize the value of and the need to use a software-configuration management tool to control software development, relatively few understand what effective software configuration management is. Even fewer have constructed a means for software configuration management that provides business value. This chapter explores exactly what Unified Change Management (UCM) is, along with the specific traits that allow it to provide value to a development organization. We discuss the underlying functionality of ClearCase and ClearQuest that serve as the foundations for UCM, and we explore the roles that exist in a software-development project, ...

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