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Opportunities by Learning SCM

by Ram
(India)

Hi,


As a refresher I have joined our SCM team to support our project. I am learning different tools and processes.

What are the benefits and opportunities from learning and working in SCM and doing software builds?

Can someone make a successful career out of performing software builds and software configuration management duties??

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SCM as a Career
by: Sanjeev

I followed a very similar path. I was asked to join our team that supported builds and SCM Tools.

At first, I thought why would I do that? I was a developer and I did not think that it would lead to any opportunities.

15 years later, I am still working on the SCM Team. I have had many opportunities to leave for other roles including Project Management, Architecture and Development Management roles, but I really enjoy want I do.

First, you are in the middle of all the action. It is fast paced and fun. It can be a little frustrating at times when deadlines are past due and everyone is waiting for you to get your stuff done or trouble shoot a build issue, but I would not go back for a second.

I definitely think you can make a successful career out of a role in Software Configuration Management. Especially if you are able to balance many assignments, highly technical problems and love problem solving and analysis.

Good Luck and have fun!!!!

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Thanks Sanjeev
by: Ram

Thank u Sanjeev..:)

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Opinion of SCM
by: Sanjeev

I am glad I can be of assistance Ram.

How is the job going so far?

What do you like and what do you not like?


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Good SCM advice
by: SCMWise

Hi Ram,

I agree with everything Sanjeev said. I followed an almost identical path into Software Configuration Management.

My plan was to work in SCM for a short time and go back into development, but I got hooked.

I really like SCM work. Obviously, part of SCM is development, writing code and programming, but I also love doing the SCM Tool administration.

Someone else asked of very similar question if you are interested:

Software Configuration Management Career Path

Good Luck and let us know how your experience with SCM goes for you.

SCMWise

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SCM Career concerns
by: Prashanth

Hi SCMWise,

I am really happy i found this website, i have been wanting to ask this question related to SCM as a career.

I am working as a senior SCM engineer at a software firm in bangalore, India. This is my third company in my career and i m not able to see my career path correctly. In my career beginning i was forced to work as SCM and i have tried a lot to learn new tools but the SCM career path still bothers me.

Could you please help in telling me which other career paths i can choose for Deveopment/ Mangement.

Thanks in advance
Prashanth

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