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DEFINITION: SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination) is an international framework for assessment of software processes developed jointly by the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission). SPICE is specified in ISO/IEC 15504. Essentially, ISO/IEC 15504 comprises a guide to performing an assessment for software development  … 
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5 Reasons Why Software Outages Occur
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: Downtime is a business nightmare – not only do companies lose business, their brand and public perception are compromised as well. This resource considers five possible reasons for software outages, and discusses how companies end up with these problems as well as how to fix them.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

Automic

Mobile Testing: Manual Vs Automation
sponsored by Orasi
WHITE PAPER: With so many devices, screen sizes, and capabilities, what method of testing makes sense? This valuable whitepaper provides incredible insight into the world of mobile application testing, and which solutions work best for different situations.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

Orasi

What makes a complete mobile testing solution?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this whitepaper now to discover the differences in a complete testing environment versus a focused testing environment, and how automation can outperform manual testing.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

IBM

Mobile Load Testing Challenges
sponsored by Neotys
WHITE PAPER: Developers have seen an increase in the number of mobile projects; however, their load testing tactics have not adapted to facilitate the new popularity. This whitepaper discusses seven key steps to successfully testing and analyzing your organization's mobile load capabilities.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Neotys

Improve quality, increase business agility with automated testing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how test automation tools can help address the complex testing needs of financial services organizations, while cutting costs and keeping quality high.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Requirements Management Solution for Electronics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper breaks down a new requirements management solution that can improve your engineering efficiency, productivity, and overall design quality.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Jun 2013

IBM

Assure the Reliability of Complex, Mission-Critical Applications and Deliver a Flawless End-User Experience
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover an application performance management (APM) technology that can help you better understand the end-user experience and the performance of application service delivery.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

CA Technologies.

Load Testing in Agile Environments: Overcome the Challenges
sponsored by Neotys
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper is intended to not only outline some of the challenges of load and performance testing in an Agile environment, but also provide key best practices like prioritizing performance goals and automating testing with Continuous Integration servers like Jenkins.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 28 May 2014

Neotys

Raise Quality Together for Better Software Delivery
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: Complexity in software delivery cycles, due to a fast pace of change and new delivery models, presents many challenges -- especially for software testing teams. In this white paper, get advice for requirements validation and testing, and how to adapt to Agile development requirements with automated testing.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Apr 2014

Borland, Micro Focus

Get Control of Change
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: In this strategy brief, get advice for maintaining control of the software development lifecycle with effective change and configuration management strategies. Learn why a "loose coupling" approach may be the best strategy.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

Borland, Micro Focus

Five critical steps to achieving an effective application security program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides an overview of the application threats that your organization faces and describes which risks you need to prioritize. Also inside, find five practical steps you can take to build security into your development processes.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

5 Factors for Continuous Delivery Success
sponsored by Perforce Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover 5 prominent factors that leading companies are using to enable successful continuous delivery. Learn how to think beyond the code, what to automate, and more.
Posted: 11 Feb 2014 | Published: 11 Feb 2014

Perforce Software, Inc.

Accelerate and Improve Software Release with Continuous Delivery
sponsored by Perforce Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover the 4 key steps to abide by that will help you achieve continuous delivery capabilities. Learn how by applying these practices, you can effectively improve nearly every aspect of release, ultimately saving both time and capital.
Posted: 11 Feb 2014 | Published: 11 Feb 2014

Perforce Software, Inc.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Agile Measurement
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper sets you up for success in quantifying the impact of Agile adoption.
Posted: 02 Dec 2013 | Published: 02 Dec 2013

Rally Software

The Secret to Agile Delivery? Tap into the ALM Hub of Activity and Insight
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, discover how a new approach to ALM can prepare you for the high velocity and increased quality required of Agile development.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

ROI: The Value of Deployment Automation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: While automated release has obvious benefits such as increased compliance and drastically slashed lifecycle times, what is the concrete advantage to automation - in terms of dollars and cents? In this resource, explore the ROI of deployment automation and learn what you need to take into consideration in order to calculate an accurate ROI figure.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Service Virtualization: Test Earlier, Faster, and More Completely
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Software developers know that testing is often one of the greatest barriers to delivering software quickly. Unavailable or constrained systems can cause testing delays or make it altogether impossible. But you need testing to ensure your applications perform to the quality standards required -- so what can you do?
Posted: 12 Mar 2014 | Published: 12 Mar 2014

Parasoft Corporation

Application Testing Survey Results
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Software testing is a critical component of application delivery -- no matter what industry you're in -- in order to ensure applications meet your business needs. Unfortunately, software testing is often underfunded -- so how are successful organizations balancing budgets with testing strategies?
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

AdvizeX Technologies

Assuring Software Security Through Testing
sponsored by (ISC)2 UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers key recommendations for software developers to test for quality and security assurance before releasing products to the market.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

(ISC)2 UK Ltd

Analyst report: A Forrester Total Economic Impact Study - IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (June 2013)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative Forrester report explores the economic impact and ROI of a collaborative lifecycle management tool that improves software quality and delivery. Read now to learn how this technology encourages collaboration between software development and deployment teams, and explore the cost, benefits, and risk of deploying this toolset.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

Market Snapshot™ Report: Service Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Increasing customer and business demands are forcing organizations to rethink the way they develop and delivery business-critical applications. One of the most innovative strategies developed to streamline application delivery is service virtualization, which reduces constraints that impact cost, quality, and schedule.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 11 Dec 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Graduate from Load Testing to Performance Engineering
sponsored by Compuware
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the role of load testing in the past and the current state of load test practices. Also, discover how a new technology brings full automation to load testing, and can help you fill the gaps in current test automation procedures.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 25 Oct 2013

Compuware

10 Ways You Can Improve Web App Performance
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down 10 issues that development and testing teams should consider in order to derive maximum performance from their Web applications.
Posted: 06 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SOASTA, Inc

Testing Doesn't Raise Barriers, It Eliminates Them
sponsored by CSC
WHITE PAPER: Did you know the cost to fix bugs after an application release can be 30 to 40 times more than for defects identified during development? Since it's a key consideration for developers to release applications quickly, it may seem like adding more testing could slow down the process -- but that couldn't be farther from the truth.
Posted: 12 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

CSC

Capgemini and Sogeti - World Quality Report 2013-2014
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this World Quality Report from Capgemini, Sogheti, and HP, explore the current state of application quality and testing practices among businesses around the globe. Discover how successful companies are adjusting testing and QA methods to accommodate Agile, cloud, and mobile trends
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company
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SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE DEFINITION (continued): …  projects. It includes a description of this assessment process, a model for performing an assessment, a description of tools that may be used as part of the assessment process and a discussion of factors that contribute to the success of such an assessment. ISO/IEC make reference to more specific standards but do not set them out. The SPICE standard seeks to describe the preferred order in which activities should occur in a software development project, with particular emphasis on an organization's management and process definition structures. The ultimate goal of ISO/IEC 15504 is to achieve process … 
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