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Example of Perforce Consultancy and Training

 


 

Scenario

 

A very typical situation is to perform a combination of training and consultancy.

The key factors are a pragmatic approach so that theory is tailored to the specific organisation's requirements. If the system is not going to be implemented, or there is significant developer or manager resistance, then that needs to be addressed or the implementation will fail.

Recent engagements have included:

For a large US company with over 1,000 developers:

  • Comprehensive review of existing Perforce usage
  • Analysis of existing problem areas
  • Detailed report proposing enhancements for presenting to management
  • All recommendations were accepted.
  • This was a fairly high profile

For a company with 20 developers on a single site

  • focussed user training for core developers including branching and merging
  • brief training/presentation for casual users and managers
  • administrative training
  • development of repository structure and branching process to be used
  • integration with current development tools
  • migrating the old history from PVCS into Perforce and cutting over work in progress

For a company with 40 developers split across two sites:

  • initial training in Perforce for majority of users
  • more detailed training for senior users
  • review and revision of proposed branching patterns
  • proposing solutions to best handle multi-site implementations

For another client the work included:

  • help with evaluation of Perforce
  • help with developing a staged implementation strategy including a migration process from the current "chaotic" process to a more manageable approach
  • presenting (selling) the new strategy to key management
  • focussed user training for core developers including branching and merging
  • help with preparing in house training materials
  • administrative training
  • development of repository structure and branching process to be used
  • implementing defect tracking integration
  • integration with current development tools (on Windows and OpenVMS)
  • migrating the old history from Visual SourceSafe (VSS) into Perforce

From single to multiple day implementations many options are possible.

 

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