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I was asked by Mr. Peter Hastings (NH DoIT Commissioner) to document the benefits and activities behind the Standardization and Centralization Initiative (SACI). This initiative concerns the standardization of the software configuration management tool, defect tracking tool and standardizing production compiles across the enterprise of state government. In addition this includes the storage of assets for disaster recovery purposes, securing and controlling state source data assets, intellectual property and mission-critical data assets across the enterprise of state government. This article will cover how the State of NH is working to save money in efficiencies related to standardizing and centralizing state data assets. Every state wants to save money for its citizens and stakeholders but saving money in state government can be a very challenging task. The fact th... (more)

Software Inventory Control Systems

This article will focus on Software Inventory Control Systems (SICS). Recently, I was asked by Bill Rogers (NH DoIT Commissioner) and Peter Hastings (NH DoIT Director) to take a look at SICS, investigate them and provide a recommendation. When I started this research I knew nothing about SICS. I didn't understand their value. I ate, slept, and breathed these tools for a period of time so that I could understand their value. I got a good education from some smart folks: individuals in DoIT who were familiar with these products, research from the Internet, testimonials from other u... (more)

Visual Studio 2008 Integration with SCM Tools

I am presently the administrator of SCM AllFusion Harvest. SCM AllFusion Harvest is a process-based software configuration management (SCM) tool for managing application source code. I manage 121 applications housed in SCM AllFusion Harvest and support 180 users using the product. The development tools we currently use are PowerBuilder PBV8, PBV11, Visual Studio 2003, 2005, 2008, Java, and Visual Basic. As software configuration manager, I provide the administration of the source code management tools. This includes the entire infrastructure of the environment for development, f... (more)

PBDJ Product Review: AllFusion Harvest Change Manager

p> I began my career at RCA Aerospace and Defense in 1983 and worked at MITRE Corp., BAE Systems, and the State of NH. I worked in the defense field performing software configuration management (SCM) and release engineering activities from 1983-1996. In July of 1996, I began working for the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, performing the software configuration management role. I am the administrator of AllFusion Harvest. I presently manage 100 applications housed in AllFusion Harvest and support 180 developers using the product. The development tools we curre... (more)

Eclipse Europa 3.3.2 Integration with SCM Tools

Presently, I am the administrator of SCM AllFusion Harvest. SCM AllFusion Harvest is a process-based Software Configuration Management (SCM) tool for managing application source code. I manage 121 applications housed in SCM AllFusion Harvest and support 185 users using the product. The development tools we currently use are PowerBuilder PBV8, PBV11; Visual Studio 2003, 2005, 2008; and Java. As the Software Configuration Manager (SCM), I provide the administration of the source code management tool. This includes the entire infrastructure of the environment for development, from ... (more)