Appleton, B.http://www.enteract.com/~bradapp/acme/ Appleton maintains an incredibly thorough set of links on software development at his web site. The page listed above contains several useful papers, patterns, and other writings on software configuration management.
Babich, W. Software Configuration Management . Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1986. Babich's book is a timeless classic. It is short, direct, and to the point. It provides a solid foundation for understanding configuration management issues.