A Guide to Software Configuration Management

Author: Alexis Leon
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ISBN: 1580530729
Publisher: Artech House (April, 2000)
Edition: Hardcover
Sales Rank: 70,715
Average Customer Rating: 4.44 out of 5

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Rating: 4 out of 5
Accessible style; good introduction
Good introduction to the topic of software configuration management. The field attracts those who (there is no way to say this kindly) have rather dry writing styles, but this was more accessible than most.

The book focused on preparing for a CM system, and provided adequate food for thought on some of the relevenat topics. However, details of implementation, and actual CM system use were neglected. Also would have been nice to include some appendices providing model CM plans and model suporting processes / procedures, but the book did provide a thorough list of resources.

All-in-all, a quick, accomodating read. Good introduction to SCM.

Rating: 5 out of 5
An easy-to-read, jargon free book on SCM
This book is not like the other books on SCM. It is written in an easy-to-read and jargon free style and explains the SCM concepts, advantages and benefits of SCM. It also tells you how to implement SCM and what are the problems that you should be aware off. The chapter on SCM tools is excellent and so is the chapter on SCM in very large projects. Overall a very practical and user-friendly book. As a project manager of a large development project (more than 60 people), I have greatly benefitied from this book.

Rating: 1 out of 5
Same old coverage
I was sorely disappointed in this book. I went by other reader's recommendations and I'm at a loss as to why it's got a 5-star rating. I was, and still am, looking for a source that will get past the theory & history and describe how to complete the process: What do you do after you've baselined & have to produce a build?

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