Scandinavian Network of Excellence
Software Configuration Management
Time: Thursday, June 25th, 2020, 15:30-16:30.
Place: video conferencing at your own computer.
Title: SCM, software development - and Coronavirus...
Host: Lars Bendix - Computer Science, Lund University
Denmark seems to be one of the countries that has been hit only relatively lightly by Covid-19. It turns out that in particular three simple measures have had a big influence on that (besides being able to learn from "early adopters" like Italy). They are all very simple, do not require draconic laws or lock-down of all activity: good hand hygiene, social distancing, and coughing in your elbow-pit (instead of your hands).
Software development has "similar problems" - aka bugs (or issues) - draconic (and very expensive) measures (extensive testing / code reviews) to counter those problems.
Could some of the "experiences learned" from the Coronavirus be ported to the software development domain - and could Software Configuration Management provide some of the solutions/cures/vaccine?
SCM is not responsible for bugs not getting to the users - QA is. However, SCM is responsible for tools and processes that might be able to help QA - since we provide the infrastructure that supports the collaboration on and exchange of "artefacts".
I do not want to discuss the Coronavirus pandemic or how it has been handled by different countries.
What I do want to discuss is software development problems/challenges and SCM solutions - with inspiration from the pandemic (and Semmelweis). For example: "social distancing: what could that correspond to in software development? What is the root cause? How could SCM help address that?"
This CM Coffee Meeting is a continuation of a previous CMCM in Italian. Italians are very welcome also at this CMCM, but presentation and discussions will be in English this time.
Registration is mandatory by email to Lars Bendix (bendix@sneSCM.org).