SCM and Build: Keys to an Agile Lifecycle

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SCM and Build: Keys to an Agile Lifecycle

Executive Update
Posted May 24, 2011 in Agile Product Management & Software Engineering Excellence

Software configuration management (SCM) and build management are misunderstood disciplines. Many organizations have practices in these areas that either hinder productivity or sacrifice too much traceability in the name of improving short-term productivity. SCM and build, when done correctly, can provide a framework that allows a team to develop code quickly. However, it's also possible to establish practices that can hinder your development team.