Learn from the mistakes of others documented here in this hard-hitting, humorous, and career-enhancing book from the authors of the best-selling AntiPatterns. Rise above the industry-wide malaise of mass denial and realize that you too can, and definitely must, master Software Configuration Management (SCM) for successful software engineering. In this much-needed book, the authors provide 16 new AntiPatterns covering the most common SCM mistakes and pitfalls. They also supply you with proven solution strategies including 3 Process Patterns and other tested-in-the-trenches approaches. As in AntiPatterns, they present each AntiPattern and Pattern using the same entertaining, practical, and pull-no-punches approach. AntiPatterns and Patterns in Software Configuration Management arms you with: *The knowledge that SCM is neither too hard, nor too complicated, for software engineers, developers, architects, and project managers * The most valuable ROI process you can have--SCM * 8 SCM AntiPatterns, 4 Management and Process AntiPatterns, 4 Requirements and Testing AntiPatterns, and 3 Process Patterns that address process, people, and tool issues.