Gartner Research

Software Configuration Management

Published: 12 November 2007

ID: G00203417

Analyst(s): Joe Niski


Software development teams require infrastructure to guide the development, testing, and release of applications and services. A software development lifecycle (SDLC) infrastructure provides tools and services for managing and optimizing a development program. This set of Templates expands the Application Platform Strategies Reference Architecture to include development intelligence, requirements management, software configuration management, unit testing, static code analysis, integration and build, system testing, defect management, release engineering, and integrated development environments.

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Template Diagram

Template Description

  • Management Logic
    • Storage and Check-In
    • Retrieval and Check-Out
    • Concurrency Control
    • Asset and Project Versioning
    • Version Compare
    • Version Merge
    • Branching
    • Promotion
    • Change Sets
    • Asset Labeling
    • Access Control
    • Replication and Distribution
  • SCM Repository
    • Project and Asset Metadata
  • Interfaces
    • Graphical User Interface
    • Command Line Interface
    • Programming Interface
    • IDE Plug-Ins

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