You know the rules and you are ready to go, but you need a map to take you through the maze of pitfalls and swamps. The following sections offer a roadmap for deploying your ClearCase/ClearQuest SCM solution.

Where are we?

Step 1: Establish the current state of your SCM systems

One thing that all serious software methodologies, from eXtreme Programming (XP) to Rational Unified Process (RUP®) to Capability Maturity Model (CMM), agree on is that version control and configuration/change management are essential to the success of any development team. The first thing you have to do is an assessment of your current organization, system/processes, and infrastructure. You do this by interviewing developers and other stakeholders in your organization, ...

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