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What Is the Real Difference between Software Configuration Management and Hardware Configuration Management?

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In his CM: The Next Generation Series, Joe Farah recently noticed an increasing level of discussion on CM communities discussing software configuration management (SCM) versus hardware configuration management (HCM). Remember that there are many similarities between hardware and software, but there are certain differences that significantly impact your ability to develop and manage.

In his CM: The Next Generation Series, Joe Farah recently noticed an increasing level of discussion on CM communities discussing software configuration management (SCM) versus hardware configuration management (HCM). Remember that there are many similarities between hardware and software, but there are certain differences that significantly impact your ability to develop and manage.

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Automating a Process to Attain Higher Quality

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In his CM: The Next Generation Series, Joe Farah examines the following three steps that deal with process: defining the process, automating the process, and improving process quality. When a process is automated, problems can be repeated and are much easier to diagnose and correct. As the problems are corrected, we attain higher quality.

In his CM: The Next Generation Series, Joe Farah examines the following three steps that deal with process: defining the process, automating the process, and improving process quality. When a process is automated, problems can be repeated and are much easier to diagnose and correct. As the problems are corrected, we attain higher quality.

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What Is CM Architecture, Anyway?

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In his CM: The Next Generation Series, Joe Farah writes that there are two sides to answering that question. One deals with your CM solution’s architecture, and the other, which may be closely related, deals with the architecture of your tools.

In his CM: The Next Generation Series, Joe Farah writes that there are two sides to answering that question. One deals with your CM solution’s architecture, and the other, which may be closely related, deals with the architecture of your tools.

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After Ten Years: One Person's Stance on the Agile Manifesto

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In his CM: The Next Generation Series, Joe Farah often writes about ALM relative to agile. In this article, he lays out his views on the Agile Manifesto specifically. From collaboration and clear communication to the focus on individuals over tools, Joe covers what works, and what he thinks could work better.

In his CM: The Next Generation Series, Joe Farah often writes about ALM relative to agile. In this article, he lays out his views on the Agile Manifesto specifically. From collaboration and clear communication to the focus on individuals over tools, Joe covers what works, and what he thinks could work better.

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CM and ALM for Global Software Development

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In his CM: The Next Generation Series, Joe Farah writes that there are many reasons that organizations or government agencies use distributed development. Whatever the reason, a software development team, and indeed the entire product team, needs to do all it can to ensure that development proceeds smoothly.

 

In his CM: The Next Generation Series, Joe Farah writes that there are many reasons that organizations or government agencies use distributed development. Whatever the reason, a software development team, and indeed the entire product team, needs to do all it can to ensure that development proceeds smoothly.

 

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Defining a Software Configuration Management Process to Improve Quality

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Joe Farah explains that to successfully build a software configuration management (SCM) process, you must have a solid understanding of the objects you need to manage and a good feel for what SCM is supposed to accomplish.

Joe Farah explains that to successfully build a software configuration management (SCM) process, you must have a solid understanding of the objects you need to manage and a good feel for what SCM is supposed to accomplish.

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What a Small Team Really Needs for Software Configuration Management

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In his CM: The Next Generation series, Joe Farah writes that software configuration management (SCM) can be a daunting venture for a small team. It seems that many solutions require a lot of effort and money, but this is not always the case. This article looks at what a small team really needs for CM.

In his CM: The Next Generation series, Joe Farah writes that software configuration management (SCM) can be a daunting venture for a small team. It seems that many solutions require a lot of effort and money, but this is not always the case. This article looks at what a small team really needs for CM.

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Top Ten Requirements for Your CM and ALM Strategy

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Joe Farah takes an in-depth look at the top ten requirements needed for a successful next-generation configuration management and application lifecycle management solution strategy.

Joe Farah takes an in-depth look at the top ten requirements needed for a successful next-generation configuration management and application lifecycle management solution strategy.

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How to Build a CM and ALM Strategy

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Joe Farah writes that a next-generation CM and ALM strategy may seem aggressive, but it will help ensure that you're happy with the result. It will make sure that you deal with the entire problem domain from an organization perspective, rather than just the part your team is traditionally comfortable with.

Joe Farah writes that a next-generation CM and ALM strategy may seem aggressive, but it will help ensure that you're happy with the result. It will make sure that you deal with the entire problem domain from an organization perspective, rather than just the part your team is traditionally comfortable with.

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Ten Capabilities that ALM Tools Must Support

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Joe Farah writes that next generation ALM tools must not interfere with development by adding overhead. Instead, they must help to increase efficiencies and productivity of all roles as part of the agile backbone. Here is a list of capabilities that ALM tools must support in an increasingly agile world.

Joe Farah writes that next generation ALM tools must not interfere with development by adding overhead. Instead, they must help to increase efficiencies and productivity of all roles as part of the agile backbone. Here is a list of capabilities that ALM tools must support in an increasingly agile world.

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