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Re: Big companies using Subversion ?

From: Talden <talden_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-18 23:28:15 CEST

On 9/19/06, Mark <mark@mitsein.net> wrote:
> Right. The boss should ask why you want to use anything, whether it
> be subversion, clearcase, cvs, perforce, or MS Office :).

I'd expect a boss to ask (and for me to be able to answer).

"What are the best product options"

I expect the boss to want more than one to at least understand the
reason for the choice - this might just be comparing to a current SCM
product of course.

For each they'll likely need to know
- How will this product improve our business (saves time, reduces
risk, new opportunities, ...)
- What will it cost to purchase and install
- What are the ongoing support/licensing costs
- How strong is this products market position (how mature, will the
product continue to be developed/maintained)

They MAY need to know (depending upon their technical interest and how
easy it is to differentiate products without technical detail).

- Technical strengths.
- Technical weaknesses.

Any other manager-types here that have questions they'd ask in these
situations? If we get good coverage we could then produce a ready
written document as a starter for potential adopters.

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