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									                                                      Comparative Summary of SCM Tool Requirements/Features
                                                                                                                               Configuration Management Tools
          Category                                                        Requirement                                         A         B         C         D
  1           Language             Can it manage my HOL files?                                                                Y         Y         Y         Y
                                   Can it parse, scan, process HOL files                                                      Y         N         Y         N
  2       Process Control          Can I define my development processes/workflows?                                           Y         Y         N         Y
                                   Tool enforces Process                                                                      Y         Y         N         Y
                                   Roles associated with process steps                                                        Y         Y         N         Y
                                   Trigger actions based on process steps                                                     Y         P         N         Y
  3          Versioning/           Multiple Revisions of units                                                                Y         Y         Y         Y
             Baselining            Multiple versions of baselines                                                             Y         Y         N         Y
                                   Automated generation of baselines                                                          Y         Y         N         Y
                                   Accessibility of previous baselines                                                        Y         Y         N         Y
                                   Supports variant units in baseline                                                         Y         Y         Y         Y
                                   Can roll system back to previous baseline                                                  Y         Y         N         Y
                                   Supports paralel as well as incremental development                                        Y         Y         Y         Y
                                   Generation of identification numbers                                                       Y         Y         N         Y
                                   Enforces project unique identification                                                     Y         Y         Y         Y
  4             Access             Multiuser access                                                                           Y         Y         Y         Y
               Control             Control and modify access to units                                                         Y         Y         Y         Y
                                   Control via change documents                                                               N         Y         N         Y
  5            Change              Supports problem/change reports                                                            N         Y         N         Y
            Management             Unique identifiers                                                                         N         Y         N         Y
                                   Disallow modifications to problem/change reports                                           N         Y         N         Y
                                   Allow user to close report rather than unit                                                N         Y         N         Y
                                   Automated support for merging changes                                                      N         Y         N         Y
                                   Change impact analysis                                                                     N         Y         N         Y
                                   Supports merging of different file version                                                 Y         Y         Y         Y
                                   Lifecycle interaction/rules with versioning                                                N         Y         N         Y
  6           Reporting            Status of changes                                                                          N         Y         N         Y
                                   By status                                                                                  N         Y         N         Y
                                   Progress of changes                                                                        N         Y         N         Y
                                   Version information                                                                        N         Y         N         Y
                                   Differences between versions                                                               Y         Y         Y         P
                                   Site defined custom reporting built in                                                     Y         Y         N         Y
  7              Misc.             Support multiple project databases                                                         Y         Y         Y         Y
                                   Multiple operational modes (batch, command line, interactive)                              Y         Y         N         Y
                                   Support industry standard SQL                                                              N         Y         Y         Y
                                   Archive database                                                                           P         Y         P         Y
                                   Automated database setup                                                                   Y         Y         Y         P
                                   Non-Ascii file storage (binary & object)                                                   Y         Y         Y         Y
                                   Use non-proprietary underlying database                                                    N         Y         N         Y
                                   All User functions/tasks executable from GUI                                               Y         Y         Y         P
                                   Utilizes context sensitive on-line help                                                    Y         Y         Y         N
  8            Platform            Heterogeneous Interoperability                                                             Y         Y         Y         Y
                                   Makes changes to operating system                                                          Y         N         N         N
  9              Other             Product Maturity                                                                          1991     1985      1993      1986
                                   Concurrent file checkout                                                                   Y         Y         Y         Y
                                   Interfaces to other CM tools?                                                              Y         P         P         Y
                                   Interfaces to CASE & 3rd party tools (execute from CM Tool)                                Y         N         P         Y
 10              Costs             Software (single or min price), list price                                                $4k       $6k       $2k       $5k
                                   Software (12 licenses), list price                                                        $36k     $52K      $15k      $50k
                                   Maintenance - % of list price                                                             15%       18%       22%       15%
                                   Training                                                                                  $2-8k    $2-8k     $2-8k     $2-8k
                                   Consulting                                                                                $2-8k    >$8k      $2-8k     >$8k
                                   Package deals? (sfwr, maint, train, consult)                                               Y         N         Y         N
      Evaluation Key: Y - Yes meets requirement, N - No does not meet Requirement, P - Partially meets requirement
Based on Table 3 of "Software Configuration Management Tools: Getting Bigger, Better, and Bolder", Crosstalk, January 1996

								
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