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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)

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)

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)

An End-to-End Solution

I was asked by Mr. Peter Hastings (NH DoIT Commissioner) about my understanding and knowledge of "End to End Solutions". I have witnessed these solutions before but I wanted to find a good definition. So, I began my research and found this definition: One supplier or one company that can provide all of your hardware and software needs in a suite of tools that meets all of the customers requirements and no other suppliers need to be involved. I think this is a good one and makes sense to me. I'm sure there are many other definitions that exist and this is simplistic in nature but... (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)