Software Configuration Management Jobs

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Software Configuration Management (SCM) is the task of tracking and controlling changes in the software, which is part of the larger field of configuration management.

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Software Configuration Management practices include establishing baselines and revision control, so if something goes wrong, the Software Configuration Management system can identify what has changed and who changed it. If a particular configuration is working well, the Software Configuration Management system can determine how to replicate it across many hosts.

Software Configuration Management helps to remove the confusion that can often be caused by miscommunication among team members. The Software Configuration Management system controls the basic components such as design documents, program code, software objects, test data, test output, and user manuals.

The Software Configuration Management system has the following advantages:

  • Avoids configuration-related problems.
  • Ensures that every defect can be traced back to its source.
  • Effective management of updates occurring simultaneously.
  • Facilitates team coordination.
  • Helps develop managing tools used in builds.
  • Reduces unnecessary work.

Software Configuration Management systems are used by a number of IT professionals who work with software, including Desktop Support Engineers, Build and Release Engineers up to Technical Project Managers.