Is your organization Configuration Management (CM) ready?
While most organizations have heard of Configuration Management (CM), but very few can explain why it’s imperative to have robust configuration management teams and processes in place. Whether you use a traditional software development process such as Waterfall or some other agile methodology, CM is essential to maintain user satisfaction and develop a quality product. In short, an effective configuration management helps track and process obsolete builds while streamlining the release process.
Lyra’sSoftware Configuration Management (SCM) services helps organizations establish CM at the very beginning of the software development life cycle (SDLC) — a boon for any organization. Let’s understand this how. By integrating configuration management early on, organizations can expect consistency in a product’s performance, functional, and physical attributes. Understandably, without CM, it would be difficult to control documentation, source code, and other data that define your software systems.
Lyra’s extensive expertise has enabled multiple organizations to adopt CM seamlessly. Here are 10 steps by which our software configuration management services can help you ensure successful CM adoption:
Identify configuration items (CIs) based on several criteria such as system allocation, application functionality, data requirement, cost and schedule, etc
Determine suitable development methodology for the software system
Specify required documentation for each product based on the contract requirements and standards
Set up configuration control library to provide complete operational control
Set up a change management process to expedite critical modifications
Issue numbers and identifiers for each product and related documentation
Prioritize planned functional releases based on architectural needs
Establish configuration baselines for increased management and control over release processes
Set up QA and test validation that complement your CM requirements and eliminate bottlenecks of development process
Provide ongoing SCM consultation for continuous CM implementation, evaluation of success, and training on effective application
Our SCM services help you be in charge of the entire SDLC — from version control and build management to deployment & continuous integration. While DevOps may be taking the IT world by the storm, SCM is riding it.
If you want a version control system that promotes data integrity and supports distributed, non-linear workflows, what you’re looking for is the oldest yet most reliable tool in SCM technology — Git. However, migrating from a centralized version control system to Git alters development workflow and transforms the way development teams create software. This can impact your entire business. Naturally, every IT company that relies on software for mission-critical applications needs to collaborate with the right partner to manage projects with speed and efficiency.
Lyra’s Software Configuration Management services helps organizations integrate Git into their systems in a hassle-free manner. Our robust SCM services tackle multiple Git-adoption challenges and align developer preferences with organization needs as seamlessly as possible.
Lyra’s SCM team recommends the following 7 best practices when adapting Git into the organizational framework:
Focus on your branching strategy with emphasis on defined steps and automating the code flow
Integrate reviews into the branching strategy
Provide all the teams, tools best-suited to their needs to maximize productivity
Assemble all content in a single version management tool
When reviewing content and choosing a solution, consider whether your DevOps can engage in repository management
Use a Git management solution that avoids Git sprawl to the extent possible
Visibility and Traceability
Assess your information priorities and determine critical metrics
Investigate tools and techniques for aggregating data as needed
Partner with a vendor that can provide both, custom metrics and broad integration with other tools for optimized outputs
With Lyra’s expert SCM services, enterprises can identify and select an effective Git management solution best-suited to their needs and minimize roadblocks in the long term. Engage with us, to not only leverage an efficient software development tool — Git, but also build together an agile business in the long run. So get in touch with us right away!