Accession Number : ADA324922

Title :   Software Configuration Management Technology Report.

Corporate Author : SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER HILL AFB UT

PDF Url : ADA324922

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : Software Configuration Management (SCM) is the backbone of the software development process, and when implemented correctly, helps ensure software quality and process improvement. Use of this report should be the first step in transferring effective SCM principles, processes, and products into practical use. This report defines the basic principles of SCM and identifies their value in improving software quality. SCM adoption issues are discussed, and guidance is provided for the development of a long-term SCM solution. This report emphasizes the need for organizations to plan for the SCM implementation, to develop a detailed SCM plan, and to define the SCM process before implementing an automated SCM system. Information about SCM products in the marketplace is also included. Finally, future directions of the SCM domain are identified. This report addresses SCM issues that concern Air Force agencies developing embedded software by presenting an overview of SCM technology and by providing references for those who wish to study the subject in more detail. A detailed SCM tutorial is beyond the scope of this document. Information presented concentrates on SCM technology for software engineers responsible for developing and maintaining medium to large-scale software systems. Other DoD organizations should find the majority of the information useful as well.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *QUALITY ASSURANCE, *CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, AIR FORCE, EMBEDDING, ENGINEERS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE