Dimensions of SCM Challenge #4 - Schedule & Technological Diversity


development. Requirements Management can help tame technological diversity by forcing all the interfaces to be made explicit, and forcing the exact needs of both sides to be documented. References to existing standards generally are not enough-many "standards" are really only as standardized as one or two reference implementations. Documenting the exact structure and sequence of an interface is challenging, but having a single hardcopy can prevent a lot of fingerpointing and misery.

[1] The resulting SQL looks like this:

       INSERT INTO table VALUES (‘$name', ‘ X'); DELETE FROM table WHERE (‘x' != ‘y ')

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