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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

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

EZ Insight Report: IBM Rational Jazz Strategy for Collaborative Application Lifecycle Management (Full report)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Analyst report which includes new or expanded discussion of Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration, Rational Requirements Manager, Quality Manager, Insight, and IBM Software Delivery Services for Cloud and Rational Asset Manager.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Published: 13 Mar 2009

IBM

5 Reasons CIOs Are Adopting Cloud Computing in 2009
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing is transforming the way IT departments build and deploy custom applications during lean times and changing the economics of information technology. Here are the 5 reasons why thousands of companies are betting that cloud computing is the right technology strategy for 2009 and beyond.
Posted: 10 Mar 2009 | Published: 10 Mar 2009

Salesforce.com

Performance Center of Excellence
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: As the application lifecycle evolves, components that drive efficiency and quality become more crucial. Organizations building centers of excellence (CoE) around performance testing find that the CoE centralizes resources and utilizes the full capabilities of today's robust automation products. Read on to learn more about the benefits of CoE.
Posted: 27 Feb 2009 | Published: 27 Feb 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Agile Development Poster
sponsored by VersionOne Inc.
WHITE PAPER: "Agile Development" is an umbrella term for several iterative and incremental software development methodologies and this document gives a single view of the entire process for agile software production.
Posted: 11 Feb 2009 | Published: 11 Feb 2009

VersionOne Inc.

Reducing Risk through Requirements-driven Quality Management: An End-to-end Approach
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains a structured way to manage requirements and how risk-based requirements and quality management are inseparable from the larger process of managing the planning, test and release of a software system.
Posted: 29 Dec 2008 | Published: 23 Dec 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Why Business Rules: A Case for Business Consumers of Information Technology
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the relationship between business and IT groups within the typical enterprise and explores how the implementation of a Business Rules Management System (BRMS) allows both groups find common ground.
Posted: 02 Dec 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2006

IBM

Getting a Head Start in Software Asset Management: Managing Software for Improved Cost Control, Better Security and Reduced Risk
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc
WHITE PAPER: Software Asset Management (SAM) can deliver increased efficiency, better cost control, risk mitigation and patch management. This paper provides an overview of SAM benefits, and addresses the specific issues in getting SAM running in your company.
Posted: 24 Oct 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

FrontRange Solutions Inc

Five Myths of Agile Development
sponsored by VersionOne Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain insight into five myths commonly associated with agile development. Explore what agile development is in reality, what it is not, and the true benefits of transitioning to agile methods in your organization.
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 | Published: 26 Sep 2008

VersionOne Inc.

Strengthening Web Application Security: Charting a Robust Strategy That Starts at Development.
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the current dilemma that security auditors face with the bottleneck for Web application deployment.
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 | Published: 04 Oct 2008

IBM

IBM Software: A Green Strategy for Your Entire Organization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores optimization strategies and demonstrated benefits being achieved today with IBM Software solutions. Utilization of these capabilities can help you meet the increasing challenges of energy efficiency, cost containment and compliance.
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 | Published: 04 Oct 2008

IBM

Agile Development: A Manager's Roadmap for Success
sponsored by VersionOne Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the key characteristics of successful agile managers as they introduce and scale agile methods. Learn what agile managers can do to help their teams and organizations adopt agile development practices to deliver real...
Posted: 02 Oct 2008 | Published: 26 Sep 2008

VersionOne Inc.

The Agile Business Analyst
sponsored by VersionOne Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the significant impact of agile development techniques on the business analyst community. Gain insight into the skills required by analysts for effective agile development, as well as the steps for a transition to agile...
Posted: 02 Oct 2008 | Published: 26 Sep 2008

VersionOne Inc.

Mastering the Iteration : The Heartbeat of Agile Development
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is an excerpt from the book "Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises", and describes the iteration pattern and activities that a team engages in to create tested, value-delivered code in a short time box.
Posted: 14 Aug 2008 | Published: 14 Aug 2008

Rally Software

Principles of Agile Architecture
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: The benefits of Agile methods are becoming more obvious and compelling. While the most popular practices were developed and proven in small team environments, the interest and need for using Agile in the enterprise is growing rapidly...
Posted: 14 Aug 2008 | Published: 14 Aug 2008

Rally Software

Four Starting Points for Effective Project and Portfolio Management
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Many IT project management initiatives often miss goals, exceed budgets and fail to deliver benefits. Read this paper to learn how optimizing project management can help organizations transition from managing IT projects to managing business outcomes.
Posted: 01 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

When Requirements Go Bad - Understanding the causes for Requirements errors can help prevent them
sponsored by Ivar Jacobson Consulting
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how to eliminate common requirements errors for a more effective software development lifecycle.
Posted: 17 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

Ivar Jacobson Consulting

Smart SOA: Best Practices for Agile Innovation and Optimization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses SOA deployment best practices and lessons learned. Learn how to use SOA technology to better support agile business innovation and optimization.
Posted: 10 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

IBM

Improving Agile Development with Continuous Build Scripts & Build Avoidance
sponsored by OpenMake Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how realize the full benefits of continuous integration in agile development.
Posted: 22 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

OpenMake Software
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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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