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Agile ALM automation strategies: Using source code control tactics
This article is part of the ALM and Agile Strategies issue of March 2012, Vol 1. Iss. 1
Implementing a version control centric software configuration management (SCM) strategy can help organizations reduce surprises, improve quality and speed results from software development through application lifecycle management (ALM). Senior managers who adopt an overall, automated and Agile development-based source code control (SCC) approach to version control and revision control in SCM can help their teams accomplish those goals. Source code control (SCC) is a holistic approach to SCM and a mature one. Yet, despite its familiarity, many organizations don’t yet take advantage of well-documented best practices in SCC and even fewer recognize the value of automating source code control systems (SCCS). Learn six concrete, agile techniques to ensure you’re taking advantage of the latest features and functions in SCCS. Any SCCS can be customized There are a number of SCCS technology selections: Git, Mercurial, distributed, hosted, cloud-based, open source and proprietary. Whichever underlying SCC tool you select, it’s crucial to...
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Organizations that move quickly to automating version control in software configuration management can boost quality and speed results in Agile development and application lifecycle management. The key to success is adopting an overall source code control strategy.
Though all development shops will be using source code control (SCC), hosting the repository in the cloud is now an option that should be carefully considered.
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Requirements management continues to be a challenge to software development organizations, but tool vendors are working to address those challenges. In this interview with Forrester analyst Mary Gerush, we hear about five important ALM trends in requirements management tools and explore questions organizations may want to consider when selecting a requirements management tool.
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In this issue, experts will share source code control system automation strategies, hosting options for code repositories and trends in requirements management tools.