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An Automated Configuration Management System To Benefit Software Developers


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D. Cayford


An automated configuration management system to benefit software developers D. Cayford ComW ABSTRACT ' The referee had a good game, I hardly noticed he was there!' is probably the best compliment a football referee will receive. His task , which can be frustrating and thankless, is to support the football players but also ensure that the rules of the game, as defined by the Football Association (FA), are adhered to, in order that paying customers receive value for money and therefore return again. These sentiments could be applied to a Software Configuration Management System (SCMS), whose purpose is to support software developers, but also ensure that the controls defined by Project Management are adhered to in order that the paying customers receive a reliable, quality product. Of course, it is quite possible for footballers to produce a good match without a referee at all, as lon