Every enterprise that employs software developers manages software configuration. Solid software configuration management (SCM) practices enhance software quality, maximize developer productivity, and aid regulatory compliance. This research note provides an introductory guide to SCM, covering the following areas:
- An outline of the six major SCM activities and their components.
- Major benefits of implementing formal SCM processes.
- An overview of the SCM solution market.
Understand the six key activities of configuration management and determine whether or not development teams need to revise their processes.