This text shows how the integration of PDM and SCM can help organizations quickly and efficiently develop new products and efficiently maintain and update existing products.
Because today’s products rely on tightly integrated hardware and software components, system and software engineers need to have an understanding of both product data management (PDM) and software configuration management (SCM). This groundbreaking book offers that essential knowledge by:
- Showing how the integration of PDM and SCM can help organizations quickly and efficiently develop new products and efficiently maintain and update existing products
- Providing comprehensive coverage of PDM/SCM principles, pointing out the similarities and differences of these two processes
- Presenting the immense range of PDM/SCM tools available to professionals in the field
- Including in-depth case studies that provide practical knowledge for successful PDM and SCM use and integration
About the Authors
Ivica Crnkovic is a professor of industrial software engineering at Mälardalen University, Sweden. A frequent contributor to the literature on component development, Professor Crnkovic is the coeditor of Building Reliable Component-Based Software Systems (Artech House, 2002). He received his M.Sc. in electrical engineering and in theoretical physics, and his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Ulf Asklund is an associate professor of configuration management at Lund University, Sweden, where he earned a Ph.D. A regular presenter at international conferences on software configuration management, he has organized workshops and a conference for the IEEE.
Annita Persson Dahlqvist is a software configuration and product data manager for Ericsson, AB. She earned her B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She has been a program committee member of software configuration management symposia and workshops and is a regular presenter at international conferences on software and system configuration management.