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Research Publications in journals:
Managing Software Development Information in Global Configuration Management Activities¿. Journal on Systems Engineering,
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  • Electronic technology and of the communications,
  • Information technology and adata processing
Software Configuration Management (SCM) techniques have been considered the entry point to rigorous software engineering, where multiple organizations cooperate in a decentralized mode to save resources, ensure the quality of the diversity of software products, and manage corporate information to get a better return of investment. The incessant trend of Global Software Development (GSD) and the complexity of implementing a correct SCM solution grow not only because of the changing circumstances, but also because of the interactions and the forces related to GSD activities. This paper addresses the role SCM plays in the development of commercial products and systems, and introduces a SCM reference model to describe the relationships between the different technical, organizational, and product concerns any software development company should support in the global market. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Syst Eng 15 The disappearance of distances and geographic barriers due to the widespread usage of the Internet has led to an increasing globalization of software companies that employ resources located across the world. As reported in Osterweil et al. [2008zaq;1], ?configuration management is a multibillion dollar industry that provides important support for software engineering practice? (e.g., commercial and open source software configuration management tools have generated a live marketplace [Estublier, 2000]). Software Configuration Management (SCM) has been defined ?as the discipline of managing the evolution of large and complex software systems? [Tichy, 1988zaq;1]. It is a software engineering discipline that addresses many of the practical problems related to the identification, storage, control, definition, relation, usage, and change of the pieces of information, so-called Configuration Items (CIs), conforming to a software system at any stage of development and evolution. Any valid set of versions of related CIs represent the configuration to release or baseline, composed either by software or mechanical or electronic pieces, thus making part of the systems engineering management process.1
Journal on Systems Engineering, 2012. Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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  • Autor: Rafael Capilla, (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)
  • Autor: Juan Carlos Dueñas Lopez (UPM)
  • Autor: René Krikhaar (3VU University, Amsterdam)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Sistemas de tiempo real y arquitectura de servicios telemáticos
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos
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