I have been involved in efforts around the configuration management features in the IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management and Continuous Engineering Solution. These Configuration Management capabilities are a completely new approach to versioning and variant management across the different disciplines such as Requirements Management, Quality Management, Modeling, and Software Change and Configuration Management. We realize that there is a whole new area for best practices and our subject matter experts have been working on creating necessary information for some time. There is already some content available on Jazz.net. For example from Kathryn and Tim in the Deployment Wiki.
As we learn we try to create more content, involving more SMEs. Today we published the article Maintaining the Rational DOORS Next Generation type system in a configuration-management-enabled environment. Part 1: Manual procedures.
I am currently working on Part 2. If you want to know what that could be, check the article.
I am pretty excited, I hope to publish soon!