Software Configuration Management Whitepapers updated

As part of the regular documentation updates, the Software Configuration Management series of whitepapers are available from My Oracle Support at KB Id: 560401.1. This series of documents covers the various aspects of managing environments, code and data in a product implementation involving Oracle Utilities Application Framework.

The whitepapers in this series include:

  • Concepts - General concepts and introduction.
  • Environment Management - Principles and techniques for creating and managing environments.
  • Version Management - Integration of Version control and version management of configuration items. Now includes Revision Control. 
  • Release Management - Packaging configuration items into a release.  Now includes Bundling.
  • Distribution - Distribution and installation of  releases across environments 
  • Change Management - Generic change management processes for product implementations.
  • Status Accounting -Status reporting techniques using product facilities. 
  • Defect Management - Generic defect management processes for product implementations.
  • Implementing Single Fixes - Discussion on the single fix architecture and how to use it in an implementation.
  • Implementing Service Packs - Discussion on the service packs and how to use them in an implementation.
  • Implementing Upgrades - Discussion on the the upgrade process and common techniques for minimizing the impact of upgrades. Now includes a checklist to assist

These documents have been updated for the latest advice as well as the latest version of the Oracle Utilities Application Framework (v4.1). The whitepaper offers advice for all versions of the Oracle Utilities Application Framework.

At the time of publication the whitepaper is applicable for the following products:

Comments:

Hi Anthony. Based on Software_Configuration_Management_Version_Management.pdf, Branching is not encouraged for Advanced Configuration Environment. However, there is a need for us to do this in our project. Does OUAF provide the capability to do branching for Configuration Tools implementation related work?

Posted by guest on November 03, 2011 at 04:07 PM EST #

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Anthony Shorten
Hi, I am Anthony Shorten, I am the Principal Product Manager for the Oracle Utilities Application Framework. I have been working for over 20+ years in the IT Business and am the author of many a technical whitepaper, manual and training material. I am one of the product managers working on strategy and designs for the next generation of the technology used for the Utilities and Tax markets. This blog is provided to announce new features, document tips and techniques and also outline features of the Oracle Utilities Application Framework based products. These products include Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing, Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management, Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management and Oracle Enterprise Taxation and Policy Management. I am the product manager for the Management Pack for these products.

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