Configuration Management is Lika a Race Track—Really!



In our lives, we are typically very busy. It is important to maximize the output of any task we perform. By focusing on building a CM race track infrastructure with maintainability, reliability and performance, we can derive the most benefit to the product team. This is particularly important in the lives of CM professionals who are inundated with work requests.  The more we build the infrastructure for maintainability and reliability, the more CM professional can focus on other work like automation and the more the product team can ensure what they are building is what they intended to build.  The more we build the infrastructure for performance, the more we can help the team more quickly get to their release finish line!



1) Chapter 6, “6.3  Automate, Automate, Automate for Agile”, p112-114 of “Adapting Configuration Management for Agile Teams” by Mario E. Moreira, 2010, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd Publishing

2) Chapter 1, “4. Examining the Target Levels”, p3-5 of the “Software Configuration Management Implementation Roadmap” by Mario E. Moreira, 2004, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd Publishing.

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, and has worked in the CM field since 1986 and in the Agile field since 1998. He 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. He holds an MA in Mass Communication with an emphasis on communication technologies. Mario also brings years of Project Management, Software Quality Assurance, Requirement Management, facilitation, and team building skills and experience. Mario is the author of a new book entitled “Adapting Configuration Management for Agile Teams” (via Wiley Publishing). It provides an Agile Primer and a CM Primer, and how to adapt CM practices for Agile Teams. Mario is also the author of the CM book entitled, “Software Configuration Management Implementation Roadmap.” It includes step-by-step guidance for implementing SCM at the organization, application, and project level with numerous examples. Also consider visiting Mario’s blog on CM for Agile and Agile adoption at

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