CM Roles, Responsibilities, Skills, and Job Descriptions


What this matrix attempts to highlight is that there really are different responsibilities for various CM roles. Of course, for many CM’ers, several of the CM roles are actually combined together to form their CM responsibilities. For example, a Build Engineer may also perform release packaging and migration responsibilities, or a CM Tool Administrator may also perform build responsibilities. To illustrate this, below is a diagram that shows where specific CM Roles live in the project lifecycle based on where their responsibilities may live.


Figure 2: CM Roles across a Project Lifecycle

About the author

Mario  Moreira's picture Mario Moreira

Mario Moreira is a columnist for the CM Journal, a writer for the Agile Journal, an author, an agile and CM expert for CA. He has worked in the CM field since 1986 and in the agile field since 1998. Mario has experience with numerous CM technologies and processes and has implemented CM on over 150 applications/products, which include establishing global SCM infrastructures. He is a certified ScrumMaster in the agile arena having implemented Scrum and XP practices. Mario is the author of Adapting Configuration Management for Agile Teams  and Software Configuration Management Implementation Roadmap. Also consider visiting Mario’s blog on CM for Agile and Agile adoption at

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