Tool Selection and Implementation

Selecting the appropriate Configuration Management® tool involves an analysis of an organization’s complete development process, including the following areas: requirements management, change control, issue tracking, version control, build and release and software testing.

The software development environment, which includes all tools used to produce software, is analysed in the ALM Assessment. CMI provides clear comparisons of the leading Configuration Management tools that constitute the environment. We recommend the CM tool that best facilitates an automated software development process for your organization, based on information gathered during the ALM Assessment. CMI's process uses objective, weighted criteria for CM tool comparisons based on our extensive experience and knowledge of these tools. A tool-agnostic analysis and recommendation ensures the right tool for your particular environment.

CMI employs a disciplined approach to ensure the successful implementation of a client’s chosen CM tool. We analyse the current development environment during the ALM Assessmentand deploy and configure your chosen tool to support your defined process. We will work with you to make the Tool Implementation seamless and non-intrusive. The Tool Implementation Plan will include time estimates, architecture plan, training documentation, and automation/integration plans. We facilitate the appropriate training to provide the knowledge and skills needed to manage the chosen CM tool effectively.

We also offer a Rapid Release program for customers who choose to implement out-of-box functionality of a given CM Tool; this offers a quick start tool adoption for any customer. We offer Rapid Release packages for all of the SCM tools that we support.

CMI provides services to support on-going administration and technical support of your tool infrastructure. We have in-depth knowledge of a wide range of industry-leading CM technologies such as Atlassian Tools/JIRA, Subversion, IBM/Rational Team Concert, IBM/Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest, CollabNet TeamForge, Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS), Maven, Nexus as well as other Open Source and Commercial Tools.

Contact Us to learn more about our Configuration Management tool selection process.