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TesCom, Mercury Interactive and Merant PVCS Host One Day Conference: Configuration Management Solutions

Insufficient infrastructure for software project management, time and resource pressures, and inadequate training are still contributing to poor standard working practices in many professional software development projects. As a result, flexibility and response times are hindered, claims software quality assurance specialist TesCom. The consultancy, together with Merant PVCS and Mercury Interactive, is hosting a one-day conference to address business and technical issues putting configuration management practices in place, fielding experts from such organisations as Rational, Computer Associates, Telelogic and the BCS configuration management special interest group. The event takes place in central London on 19 March 2002.

“The scenario is all too familiar: Your company wins a new major deal and the race begins… Then two developers work on the same file and run over each others’ code, unusual errors start occurring. Just the time spent solving the problems and checking you have the right files takes you past your deadline. Then you fix all the bugs in your testing environment but transfer the wrong files to production and re-introduce the same bugs in the customer live environment,” explained Lee Farman, CTO of TesCom. “You then lose the benefits of testing effectively because it’s so difficult to track what version was tested and where bugs were found and fixed. People know about configuration management in theory but it’s just not being put into practice and in a world that’s putting ever more pressure on organisations to manage their business with integrity and efficiency, we can’t keep doing without these basics.”

The conference brings together recognised experts in a one-day programme to present on the following issues:

· Configuration management and your business: What is the real CM ROI, how it supports timely critical business decisions, enhances creativity and reduces development costs

· Market and technical trends in configuration management solutions

· End-to-end configuration management: People – Processes – Tools with case studies

Mercury Interactive and Merant PVCS are conference partners with TesCom, with additional sponsorship from Telelogic, Rational, Aris Education and Computer Associates.

There is no charge for attendance but delegates are invited to register in advance:
Tel: Itay Haber: 020 7022 6747.

The conference takes place at Grocers’ Hall, 7 Princes Street, London EC2R 8AD.

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Company Contact

Lee Farman
CTO, TesCom
020 7022 6700

PR Contact

Catherine Eyres/Mary Brain
Strategic Relations
01494 434434

About TesCom Ltd

TesCom mitigates business risk and reduces time to market by delivering independent, tailored software testing and quality improvement services. TesCom is the largest specialist global provider of testing services with a flexible service offering, based on best practice techniques and an in-depth market understanding of its clients’ business sectors. TesCom’s goal is to promote and deliver effective testing to make IT-based business services and applications more user-focused, responsive and robust to meet ever-increasing performance demands.

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