Scandinavian Network of Excellence
Software Configuration Management

Configuration Management Coffee Meeting

Time: Thursday, June 4th, 2020, 16:30-17:30.

Place: video conferencing at your own computer.

Title: SCM, software development - and Coronavirus...

Host: Lars Bendix - Computer Science, Lund University

Denmark seems to be one of the countries that has been hit only relatively lightly by Covid-19. It turns out that in particular three simple measures have had a big influence on that (besides being able to learn from "early adopters" like Italy). They are all very simple, do not require draconic laws or lock-down of all activity: good hand hygiene, social distancing, and coughing in your elbow-pit (instead of your hands).

Software development has "similar problems" - aka bugs (or issues) - draconic (and very expensive) measures (extensive testing / code reviews) to counter those problems.

Could some of the "experiences learned" from the Coronavirus be ported to the software development domain - and could Software Configuraion Management provide some of the solutions/cures/vaccine?

SCM is not responsible for bugs not getting to the users - QA is. However, SCM tools and processes that can help QA - since we provide the infrastructure that supports the collaboration on and exchange of "artefacts".

I do not want to discuss the Coronavirus pandemic or how it has been handled by different countries.

What I do want to discuss is software development problems/challenges and SCM solutions - with inspiration from the pandemic (and Semmelweiz). For example: "social distancing: what could that correspond to in software development? What is the root cause? How could SCM help address that?"

This CM Coffee Meeting is open for all interested, but presentation and discussions will be in Italian. At a later occasion there will be a similar meeting in English.

Registration is mandatory by email to Lars Bendix (