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An Agile Approach to "Metrics": Applied Macromeasurements to Ensure On-Time Delivery
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: This article challenges the value of traditional metrics for managing product development schedules and presents an alternative compatible with Agile approaches such as Scrum and XP. It is written for development managers or Scrum Product Owners who want to make decisions based on empirically derived schedule forecasts instead of shots in the dark.
Posted: 17 Jan 2011 | Published: 17 Jan 2011


Enabling Organic Growth
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover why organic growth is the means to achieving continuous, profitable growth, and find out how your company can address some of the most common challenges in the quest to achieve it.
Posted: 17 Sep 2008 | Published: 17 Sep 2008

SAP America, Inc.

Agile Business eBook Excerpt - Build the Right Thing
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: Great companies build products that customers love. While this means they build valuable and useful features, it also means they don't build things that aren't valuable. Access this guide to understand how a unifying vision and customer-centric mindset avoids the wasted time, money, and demoralized morale that come with building the wrong thing.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 14 Nov 2013

Rally Software

Creating and managing value-driven product portfolios - Improving product portfolio management to optimize your products, services and projects
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The best products to offer are those that provide a high level of value for both you and your customer. Companies with successful product portfolios often utilize a systematic process to effectively guide which projects are selected. This whitepaper explains how you can take advantage of a value-driven approach to product portfolio management.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009


Agile Transformation Strategy
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: The CollabNet Agile Coaches have observed patterns and key milestones in the way organizations adopt and scale Agile. "Agile Transformation Strategy," by Angela Druckman, CollabNet Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Transformational Coach, outlines a sound strategy and transformational "blueprint" to help guide organizations on the path to Agility.
Posted: 08 Apr 2011 | Published: 08 Apr 2011


IBM Rational Workbench for Systems and Software Engineering
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper illustrates how proven methodologies and best-of-breed tools, such as Rational DOORS, Rational Rhapsody, Rational Team Concert, and Rational Quality Manager, can help you design high-quality products that meet customer requirements.
Posted: 07 Sep 2010 | Published: 30 Jun 2010


The State of Requirement Management - 2011
sponsored by Jama Software
WHITE PAPER: If you're involved in the planning and development of products, software applications or systems, this report is for you. Learn the results of a recent industry survey - get insight on the latest trends, challenges and solutions and learn what development teams are doing to successfully plan and develop new products in a customer-driven economy.
Posted: 07 Jun 2013 | Published: 18 Aug 2011

Jama Software

Connect the Dots: Five tips on traceability to skillfully control change & improve quality
sponsored by Jama Software
WHITE PAPER: Companies with mature requirements management and traceability processes achieve 75% higher success rates. Change, if managed poorly, will wreak havoc on even the most talented and experienced development teams. Learn how traceability can benefit your team by helping you stay connected, manage change, improve quality, and more.
Posted: 08 Dec 2009 | Published: 18 Aug 2011

Jama Software

CFD for Mechanical Design Engineers: “A Paradigm Shift for Better Design”
sponsored by Mentor Graphics
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides CIMdata’s perspective on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, including its motivation for use, value and future. It also describes Mentor Graphics’ FloEFD CFD analysis solution that is designed to provide product designers and engineers with direct access to CFD techniques directly in their design (CAD) environment.
Posted: 10 Jun 2010 | Published: 10 Jun 2010

Mentor Graphics

The Review Center Playbook: A how-to guide to using the Review Center within Contour
sponsored by Jama Software
WHITE PAPER: Review Center is a module within Contour that provides a fast and agile way to collaborate on requirements. It enables teams to discuss, review and approve requirements with stakeholders and customers in real-time. It can also cut requirements approval cycles from weeks to days. This playbook provides a step-by-step guide on how to use it.
Posted: 21 Sep 2010 | Published: 21 Sep 2010

Jama Software
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