Software configuration management practice in Malaysia

Syahrul Fahmy, Aziz Deraman, Jamaiah Yahaya

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Abstract

This study investigates the practice of Software Configuration Management (SCM) in Malaysia. A survey was carried out involving three types of software organizations namely the Government, IT Companies and Institutes of Higher Learning to identify the approach for SCM implementation the aspects of: Process, People and Documentation. Results revealed that Malaysian organizations are adopting key SCM Process where versioning of artifacts and releasing of baselines are highly exercised; policy and procedures for change control exist; audits are carried out periodically; and software libraries are used in software projects. In terms of tools, commercial tools are dominantly used which include Serena Dimensions, Borland Calibre and Oracle Discoverer. Documentation efforts are carried out comprising of internal and external conformances; software quality factors; controlled artifacts; and audit results. Main project reports generated include software development, audits and change requests. Among the issues observed are the exclusion of some artifacts as controlled artifacts; the lack of effort to document software quality evaluation techniques; and little effort to include SCM and software quality documentations in software delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
Volume94
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2016

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Keywords

  • Software configuration management
  • Software engineering
  • Software quality

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Software configuration management practice in Malaysia. / Fahmy, Syahrul; Deraman, Aziz; Yahaya, Jamaiah.

In: Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, Vol. 94, No. 1, 15.12.2016, p. 1-17.

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