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RE: Change Management for small shops



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Yeah, I'm definitely interested in something that handles deployments. I have my own file implementation service program that I developed over time, but I would much rather have a robust tool to handle implementations.

Kurt Anderson
Sr. Programmer/Analyst - Application Development, Service Delivery Platform

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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Charles Wilt
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:53 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Change Management for small shops

Kurt,

Let me point out that there's a different between "change management" and version control of source.

Granted, version control of source is usually built into CMS.

But there's a world of difference between for instance using Git for version control and using Aldon LM(i) or PTC Implementor; the latter not only controls source but handle automated deployments of new objects to production (useful even if you have development and production on the same
system)

Also note that for instance, Aldon LM(i) only works with objects in the library file system. If for instance, you've got java/php source, .html files or other types of stream files in the IFS you'd want handled by the CMS, you have to move up to the LM(e) product; which IMHO is overkill (and
overpriced) for IBM i centric shop. Even if you don't currently need IFS support...you will sooner or later.

Charles


On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 1:21 PM, Kurt Anderson <Kurt.Anderson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Hi,

We're a shop of at most 4 people who would be checking in and out source.
I'm doing a little preliminary investigation to pass on to my
manager to see about budgeting some change management software for the next year.

I know there are people on the list who work with CM companies (such
as David), so I'm open to both vendor responses as well as small shop
CM software experiences people have had.

One product I looked at while at the last conference I attended was
TD/OMS. Has anyone had experience using that product?

Thanks,

Kurt Anderson
Sr. Programmer/Analyst - Application Development, Service Delivery
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