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Software Configuration Management (SCM) by Mind Map: Software Configuration Management (SCM)
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Software Configuration Management (SCM)

A discipline for managing the evolution of computer systems throughout all stages of systems development.


Organizes tasks and activities

Help manage assets

Provide ability to track changes

Ensures correct configurations of software

Ensures that engineering are implementing changes into the correct baseline.

Provides the ability to trace the process from requirements to product.

Limits legal liability by recording all data

Helps reduce the life-cycle cost of of maintaning software, which can easily exceed the initial cost of development.

Allows responsibility to be managed to be traced to the source.

Provides a stable enviroment fo the software development process to be defined, repeated and improved.

Enhances compliances with standards being applied.

Provides an environment in wich meaningfull measures can be gathered and used.

Allows quick and easily auditing

Provides the ability to reproduce circumstances/conditions under which the product was by retaining information relative to the production process.

Provides communication channels between groups.

Fosters an ability to improve wihout being punitive in nature.

Provides an understanding of when the product is ready for release.

Helps produce higher quality software.

Functional areas

Configuration identification

Configuration change control

Configuration status accounting

Configuration Auditing