Beyond Software: Agile for Product Development
Agile methods are increasingly popular in application, enterprise and embedded development. Yet the question remains: Do the 12 agile principles apply to more than just software? ......
September 2012- Whether it's in our professional or social lives, the majority of us are becoming increasingly reliant on mobile Internet and Smartphone technology. But as the number of apps, operating systems and devices proliferates, so does the risk of application error. Clinton Sprauve, product marketing director at Micro Focus reports.
September 2012- Borland has developed a pragmatic approach to software process improvement to help organizations identify and remediate sources of waste and risk. It starts with a brief, innovative, online Applications Value Profile (AVP) - an online self-assessment - to identify initial sources of improvement opportunity, highlight critical business alignment issues and provide peer comparisons.
September 2012- It is imperative that the applications that your customers rely on perform as expected. That requires effective performance testing. But as the costs and complexity of managing these tests rise, you should investigate more cost-effective and powerful alternatives. Cloud-based performance testing provides the answer. You can quickly scale to even the largest peak loads - all while paying just for what you use when you use it.
Software development projects suffer most when changes in requirements set off a chain reaction of delays, revisions, and rework. This happens all too often, as existing processes for establishing requirements are ad-hoc and inefficient, making it difficult for business people to communicate their needs to technology teams. This leads to miscommunication and insufficiently defined requirements that drive up development costs and delay projects.
To address the root cause of the problem, you need ...
Mingle from ThoughtWorks Studios is an Agile project management solution that offers unparalleled visibility into software initiatives and unprecedented collaboration among business and delivery teams.
For software development to translate into business value, it has to be driven by adaptive project and program leadership. Flexible, adaptive planning and estimation can improve team performance and morale. Easier said than done? See how Mingle Plus can help you plan adaptively by providing visibility of changes ...
September 2012- This paper will explain how Development Testing techniques such as pattern-based static code analysis, runtime error detection, unit testing, and flow analysis can be used together to find defects in an embedded C application. These techniques will be demonstrated using Parasoft C/C++test, an integrated solution for automating a broad range of best practices proven to improve C and C++ software development team productivity and software quality. The same techniques can be applied to ...
As the amount of information we generate grows, and as our relationship with information grows more complex, there is a race to innovate new products and services to help us harness information, manage it, and tap into it more easily.
These new innovations allow us to connect more simply and effectively, when and how we like. This paper discusses these dynamics and explains how you can leverage technology to better capitalize on information ...
Companies can win or lose in today's hyper-competitive market based on how well they use their data - both in day-to-day operations and in analytics. In this paper, learn how a new class of technology called NewSQL is key to bringing the power of distributed computing to relational databases and the applications powered by them, giving companies a competitive advantage right when it's needed most.
For decades, relational database management systems (RDBMS) have ...
Micro Focus has developed and released its latest application modernization product set for mainframe organizations in order to help them:
• Deploy core applications that maximize business value
• Provide business functionality at the lowest operational cost
• Modernize systems according to business need without any associated risk
• Build greater flexibility and operational efficiency
June 2012- Read this whitepaper and learn how you can gain a deep level of understanding of your mainframe applications and develop a modernization plan that will transform it into an agile platform, which will meet fast changing business needs both now and in the future.
It requires game-changing thinking to evolve mainframe systems with greater creativity, lower cost, and with an end-to-end solution that releases maximum value for your business.
Read this brochure and learn how you can implement a range of enabling technologies that will help support your IT strategic journey, reduce cost and change your business agility.
June 2012- This whitepaper explores the evolving nature of the mainframe and how the Micro Focus Enterprise product set enables organizations to redistribute the application workload to deliver maximum benefit from the mainframe; creating an infrastructure that is fit to deliver value for years to come.
This white paper examines the alternative approaches to testing mainframe applications, and highlights the most cost-effective and pragmatic ways of addressing mainframe testing concerns.
Learn how Micro Focus is changing the game - revolutionizing how mainframe applications are tested and how key IT services are delivered.
In order to boost productivity, remove IT bottlenecks and accelerate innovation, it is important to understand your current application landscape.
Read this whitepaper and learn how Micro Focus can help plan and execute major IT modernization and transformation projects by providing business intelligence through its application portfolio management solution.
This whitepaper examines how you can maximise the value of your mainframe applications, and highlights the most cost-effective and pragmatic ways to improve your ROI.
Learn how Micro Focus are revolutionising the way mainframe applications are developed, modernised and tested in order to significantly benefit your business.
June 2012- Even when using an application with the best security, the only way to keep data truly secure across the network is to ensure that your database middleware supports the latest security features. Kerberos authentication and SSL encryption are no longer cutting edge "nice-to-have" options. They are mandatory elements to any successful security strategy. Some drivers may not support these security features - others may only offer support from some platforms. Still other driver options may ...
May 2012- A puzzle becomes a test case for optimization through parallelization. Two talented engineers from Oslo share how they created what may be the world?s first 39-clue Sudoku puzzle - and much faster code.
May 2012- This IBM Limited Edition ebook, "Systems Engineering For Dummies," explains what systems engineering is and how it can help you simplify the development of smart, connected products. If you're looking for ways to expedite time-to-market, ensure business agility, and deliver high-quality smart products while cutting costs, this ebook is for you.
Android smartphones and other mobile and interconnected devices are rapidly growing in popularity.
This white paper outlines ways to accelerate Android mobile application development using the IBM Rational platform for software and systems development and requirements management. In addition, this white paper discusses six key functions to address these emerging challenges.
April 2012- This paper examines key data management challenges facing modern businesses and explains how DataStax Enterprise provides the first post-relational database solution to handle real-time, analytic, and search data in a way that solves problems without the major compromises and costs associated with using RDBMS solutions.
As embedded software becomes more mobile and connected, organizations must take additional steps to ensure their code is secure. To accomplish this goal and combat ever-changing security threats, software engineering teams need to incorporate threat modeling, combined with updated tools and processes into their development plans.
This paper examines threat modeling and explains how it can be used in concert with secure development best practices, including defensive coding, automated source code analysis, peer ...
March 2012- This paper outlines the steps required for increasing application performance by optimizing cache memory utilization. Following this workflow in the proper order, you'll find a greater number of opportunities for optimization while eliminating unnecessary work.
Software configuration management (SCM) comprises of factors such as compliance, workflow, security, process management, code review, build management and team work. An important piece of any software development process, SCM practices define for development teams how software will be developed and eventually released. Teams can maximize their effectiveness by applying best practices that enable rapid delivery.
This white paper introduces the five SCM best practices that are essential for software development success.
Software configuration management (SCM) practices are at the forefront of managing a process for a development team. Choosing the correct branching pattern can either make a good development team great, or cause confusion and pain for the development team. In this white paper, AccuRev explores:
• The underlying reasons and goals for creating branches
• Branching pattern options and how they apply to today's development practices
• The tools ...
November 2011- Recursion Software?s Time Toolkit offers APIs (Application Programming Interface) that reduce the complexity of handling issues like time zones and daylight saving time. It is portable and its components are available as source code.
November 2011- In the "terrestrial" world of enterprise computing, organizations depend on advanced JDBC and ODBC technologies to provide efficient, high-performance access to relational data. And when it comes to cloud-centric data access, enterprise IT organizations expect the same levels of functionality and performance they enjoy in traditional data access architectures. As the enterprise data connectivity industry leader, Progress DataDirect offers a full array of high-performance ODBC and JDBC database drivers to ensure robust and reliable data ...
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Beyond Software: Agile for Product Development