Software Configuration Management. Part 4. Change Requests Monitoring

 

In this part we will talk about how to monitor changes in configurations and what tools are used for this. In addition, it will be shown how SCM practices determine the order of tracking changes when working in a team. Also, we will not ignore some formal things, such as collecting metrics and documenting SCM activities.

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Robotic Process Automation. Part 1. About the Technology

Robotic Process Automation (RPA, Robotics) is a revolutionary technology that allows organizations to significantly increase operational productivity by replacing people with robots in order to redistribute the released human resource to perform more complex tasks that bring a large added value. From a technical point of view, it is a technology by which organizations configure software (software robots) to perform repetitive, mechanical operations at the user interface level. Software robots perform the specified operations in the same way that people do, receiving, sorting, processing data and performing certain actions with them, without changing the IT landscape of the organization.

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SOFTWARE CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT. PART 2. Stabilization of the results and the release of the basic configuration

Stabilization

So, we have defined the working products, components, rulers. The development cycle begins. Work is on, working products appear, change, new components are created, rulers are divided. As always, at some point you want to stop, look back and understand – at what point the product is located, what and how has already been done, what are the plans. To get the full picture, you need to bring the development to some common denominator. From the point of view of management, this can be done in different ways – you can, for example, see the progress of work, get a cut of metrics, etc. – and further to make some decision concerning the distribution of tasks.

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Robots-Helpers

We live in the 21st century and such a phenomenon as robots is familiar to us. Earlier, about 50 years ago, robots were something unusual, and we met them only in pages of fantastic books and magazines. Now robots are not news, and are found everywhere. For example, a washing machine is the same robot programmed to wash our things, or a multi-cook, and the computer is also a robot! Indeed, more and more new technologies are being invented by people to make their lives easier, and they are called robots, because simplification of people’s life is a trend of the present. But what are these robots and how do they affect our lives?

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Software Configuration Management. Part 1. Responsibilities and Configuration Definition

Work products are in any project. This can be marketing documentation, requirements for the final product, source codes, tests, support tools. What will be considered a working product depends on the project. Further, each product changes in time (this is the point of development), and these changes must be taken into account somehow: who, when, what exactly he contributed and why he did it. In other words, consider how the product versions appeared.

Software Configuration Management (SCM) is the management of work product sets and their versions. This process is the scope of SCM.

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