Accession Number : ADA325038

Title :   Software Configuration Management Technology Report.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER HILL AFB UT

PDF Url : ADA325038

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 311

Abstract : This report defines the basic principles of Software Configuration Management (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, *CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT, DATA BASES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DATA MANAGEMENT, OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS), QUALITY ASSURANCE, COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, ADA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY, GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE