Software Configuration Management Patterns - DZone - Refcardz
I have never been a big believer in patterns for software development. As I have grown in my understanding of tools and how consistency plays a part in velocity it is becoming more apparent to me that practical/pragmatic patterns are a good thing. Here is one article I have read recently regarding SCM patterns. Not rocket science, but its undeniable the amount of redundant “discovery” taking place when teams believe they are inventing the wheel.
“Software Configuration Management can mean the difference between clarity and confusion in the development cycle. The 16 patterns discussed in this card together serve as potential ways to increase team agility, and they are further enhanced by the inclusion of some general guidelines for improved SCM, as well as a list of useful resources. These patterns are described in further detail in Steve Berczuk’s book, Software Configuration Management Patterns: Effective Teamwork, Practical Integration.”