Writing an SCM plan

As we said in the previous section about pre-implementation planning, you should not attempt to implement the ClearCase architecture and design, or any other SCM tool for that matter, within the production development environment, until an SCM plan, policies, and procedures are in place. To just go out and buy any product and throw at the development organization is a recipe for failure.

In the sections that follow, we give you an example template for the layout of such a plan. Use it as an aid in creating your SCM plan. You decide the level of details that you want to put into the plan.

Appendix A, “Sample SCM plan template” on page 313 contains a template for an SCM plan.


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