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DEFINITION: Reverse engineering is taking apart an object to see how it works in order to duplicate orenhance the object. The practice, taken from older industries, is now frequently used on computer hardware and software. Software reverse engineering involves reversing a program's machine code (the string of 0s and 1s that are sent to the logic processor) back into the source code that it was written in, using  … 
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Ten Steps to Better Requirements Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Requirements definition and management is an activity that has the potential to deliver a high, fast ROI. This white paper explains the characteristics of a good requirement and presents ten steps to better requirements management. Read on to learn how better requirements translate into easier, higher quality projects.
Posted: 02 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

IBM

Calculating Earned Business Value for an Agile Project
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, CollabNet’s Dan Rawsthorne defines Earned Business Value (EBV), a new metric for Agile projects that replaces standard Earned Value Analysis (EVA) metrics. With EBV, Agile teams see a clearer picture of a project’s progress, which can be used to strategically adapt to evolving business conditions.
Posted: 14 Jul 2010 | Published: 13 Jul 2010

CollabNet

Transforming Your Organization to Agile: The Inside Story of Salesforce.com’s Transformation from Waterfall to Agile
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for the story of how, through the efforts of salesforce.com and CA, agile development has come to the cloud, and why that matters to companies looking to take agile beyond the pilot project stage into their broader organization.
Posted: 10 Jun 2010 | Published: 14 May 2010

CA Technologies.

Collaborative Software Delivery: Managing Today's Complex Environment to Improve Software Quality
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for a discussion on how IBM Rational can help your company build software of improved quality more efficiently using an integrated application lifecycle management solution.
Posted: 19 Mar 2010 | Published: 02 Nov 2009

IBM

Leveraging the Cloud to Transform Software Delivery
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for an explanation of how cloud computing and IBM can help improve security, meet business goals, and improve software delivery efficiency.
Posted: 19 Mar 2010 | Published: 02 Nov 2009

IBM

Software Development and Delivery Performance Measurement and Management: Optimizing Business Value in Software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to gain insight into a new performance measurement and management solution that identifies business outcomes and aids decision makers in leveraging the software delivery process to drive innovation and accomplish competitive differentiation.
Posted: 19 Mar 2010 | Published: 14 Apr 2009

IBM

The Rational Approach to Automation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how team collaboration, task automation, and extensive measurement and analysis can benefit your organization in this white paper, which can help you automate many of your software production and creation activities.
Posted: 17 Mar 2010 | Published: 17 Mar 2010

IBM

Object Persistence and Agile Software Development
sponsored by Versant Corp.
WHITE PAPER: Agile Software Development is one of the most effective methodologies to develop application software. This paper examines and compares RDBMS with several object persistence methods within the context of Agile Software Development by quantifying the impact of these methods on the velocity and success of an agile application development project.
Posted: 03 Mar 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Versant Corp.

Introducing the Agile Desktop: Achieve high velocity with the Klocwork C/C++ developer's desktop
sponsored by Klocwork
WHITE PAPER: As Agile is embraced by development organizations everywhere, the need to produce clean, maintainable software quickly is great. To achieve development agility, developers must maintain velocity, eliminate bug debt, and focus on peer interaction. Read this paper to learn how to automate time consuming development activities to boost productivity.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Nov 2009

Klocwork

Software Development In the Cloud: Cloud management and ALM
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: The latest software development methodologies require a more collaborative and dynamic environment for teams to work. Short iterations and continuous integration mean results and feedback are shared continuously. This paper provides insight, examples, and tools you can use in your environment for software development in virtual private clouds.
Posted: 06 Jan 2010 | Published: 06 Jan 2010

CollabNet

Ten Steps to Better Requirements Management White Paper
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the characteristics of a good requirement and presents ten steps to better requirements management.
Posted: 11 Dec 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

IBM

Requirements Management Redefined
sponsored by Jama Software
WHITE PAPER: Requirements management is critical to the success of a project but can be a pain to fully implement. Read this paper to find out what is really required to be successful at requirements management and how requirements management is being redefined to provide a faster, easier, more collaborative way to ensure project success.
Posted: 08 Dec 2009 | Published: 08 Dec 2009

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

7 Essential Tips to Ensure Success with RM
sponsored by Jama Software
WHITE PAPER: A company’s overall success largely relies on the software team’s success. Organizations that embrace this concept experience less frustration, fewer errors, and faster planning and development cycles. Read this guide to learn about seven essential tips to help you be more successful with requirements management and software development.
Posted: 08 Dec 2009 | Published: 18 Aug 2011

Jama Software

Software Manufacturers and Embedded BI: the Build Vs. Buy Question
sponsored by LogiXML
WHITE PAPER: This paper helps software manufacturers wanting to embed BI functionality into their solution whether it is best to "build" or "buy".
Posted: 08 Oct 2009 | Published: 08 Oct 2009

LogiXML

Seven Best Practices for Managing Software Intellectual Property in an Open Source World
sponsored by Black Duck Software
WHITE PAPER: Over the past decade, a powerful new approach to development - open source software - has risen to prominence, dramatically increasing the opportunity to re-use existing software. This report describes a set of seven best practices whose objective is to encourage development based on component re-use and software assembly.
Posted: 07 Oct 2009 | Published: 07 Oct 2009

Black Duck Software

A Library Based Approach to Threading for Performance
sponsored by Intel Software Network
WHITE PAPER: Libraries play an important role in threading software to run faster on Intel multi-core platforms. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 14 Aug 2009 | Published: 22 May 2008

Intel Software Network

The Three Stages of Preparation for Optimizing Parallel Software
sponsored by Intel Software Network
WHITE PAPER: Improving software performance on parallel software requires a structured approach that makes good use of development resources, obtaining good results quickly. This paper breaks down such an approach into three distinct stages. Read on to find out what the stages are.
Posted: 14 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Intel Software Network

The Agile Checklist
sponsored by VersionOne Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents a set of agile meeting and facilitation checklists that offer an easy framework to help guide software development teams through the various agile cycles. Read on to learn about the Agile Development Rhythms and start using the checklists presented herein to help get through the various agile cycles.
Posted: 24 Jul 2009 | Published: 24 Jul 2009

VersionOne Inc.

An Integrated Approach to Requirements and Quality Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, we'll outline the many benefits of an integrated approach to requirements and quality management, as well as offer best practices for effective requirements-driven testing.
Posted: 22 Jun 2009 | Published: 22 Jun 2009

IBM

The Agile Project Manager
sponsored by VersionOne Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will explore the impact agile development methodologies are having on the Project Management community, what new skills are required, and what the Project Manager can do to ease the transition.
Posted: 08 Jun 2009 | Published: 08 Jun 2009

VersionOne Inc.

Getting your Requirements Right: Collaborate with Stakeholders to Work Smarter
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers the changing focus of the requirements space and how requirements definition differs from requirements management. A business analyst's struggles with defining requirements using common office software and tools are related. Finally, a requirements definition solution is introduced and discussed.
Posted: 26 May 2009 | Published: 26 May 2009

IBM

The Top 3 Cost-Cutting Mistakes CIOs Make And How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: The current economic downturn has resulted in contraction of IT Department budgets and a mandate to allocate resources to only the most critical projects, then execute it flawlessly. In these tough times, it is imperative for CIOs to deliver more value as IT budgets fall.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 03 Apr 2009

Rally Software

Leaning IT : Applying the Principle of "Pull" to Scale Agile Teams
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: Is your organization ready for this Agile "means to an end" or is Agile adoption inadvertently creating a classic "fix that fails?" Can Agile truly work at the Program level? This white paper is based on actual experiences of professionals who helped steer many of the largest Agile implementations done over the last five years.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 03 Apr 2009

Rally Software

Requirements Definition as the Foundation for Effective Software Delivery
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the challenges that impede teams as they try to collect, analyze, and evaluate ideas to define the best solution requirements. The paper also provides information on the four critical areas to defining great requirements and how IBM Rational® solutions help teams address these areas.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Published: 13 Mar 2009

IBM
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SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGIES DEFINITION (continued): …  program language statements. Software reverse engineering is done to retrieve the source code of a program because thesource code was lost, to study how the program performs certain operations, toimprove the performance of a program, to fix a bug (correct an error inthe program when the source code is not available), to identify malicious contentin a program such as a virus or to adapt a program written for use with onemicroprocessor for use with another. Reverse engineering for the purpose of copying or duplicating programs may constitute a copyright violation. In some cases, the licensed … 
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