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Editor’s note: Version control and requirements management tools
This article is part of the ALM and Agile Strategies issue of March 2012, Vol 1. Iss. 1
In Michael Hüttermann’s new book Agile ALM, he lists version control as the very heart of ALM, saying, “Agile ALM enriches ALM with Agile strategies. ALM is heavily inspired and based on configuration management that in turn is based upon version control.” Requirements management is also a key component of Agile ALM,” says Hüttermann. Certainly version control systems, also known as source code control systems (sCCs), and requirements management tools have been around for as long as software has been being developed. However, enterprise leaders need to understand how these tools have evolved over the years, now allowing organizations to deliver higher quality code in delivery cycles that are faster than they’ve ever been. In “Agile ALM Automation strategies: using source Code Control Tactics to improve Configuration Management,” consultant Cameron Laird talks about six key techniques that Agile organizations should take advantage of with their SCCS. These include features that report on the health of the build, style conformance...
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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.