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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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Release Management: Closing the Gap in Application Lifecycle Management
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are struggling to keep up with the massive amount of change to their software applications. By strategically automating release management, companies can create a crisp, accurate Release Management function that dramatically boosts the competitive edge gained from application change. Control application change or let it control you.
Posted: 18 Jan 2011 | Published: 18 Jan 2011

SERENA Software, Inc.

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

CollabNet

Agile in the Cloud - Keeping Development Teams Grounded
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: Agile makes teams responsive to the needs of the business and empowers them to be adaptable and flexible. Agile processes help to break down barriers between development and production, allowing teams to work together to meet stakeholder expectations. Agile and Cloud free developers to innovate and to ultimately bring value to the business.
Posted: 13 Jan 2011 | Published: 13 Jan 2011

CollabNet

Identify and Leverage Your Existing Service Life Cycles
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This executive brief will illustrate the progression of service management since the 1990s, illuminate the hidden service life cycles and discuss how, once they are visible, we can start to make them work — to improve services and better align IT with business objectives.
Posted: 03 Dec 2010 | Published: 03 Dec 2010

IBM

Using Cyclomatic Path Analysis to Detect Security Vulnerabilities
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The paper discusses how path coverage is better than branch or statement coverage in testing to uncover security vulnerabilities, including showing how several CWE vulnerabilities could be undetected by branch coverage but detected by path coverage. Download this paper and find out how Cyclomatic Path Analysis can uncover these vulnerabilities.
Posted: 10 Nov 2010 | Published: 10 Nov 2010

McCabe Software, Inc.

Value-Driven Quality Management for Complex Systems: Six Strategies for Reducing Cost and Risk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at quality strategies which deliver a positive operational return on investment, improving quality whilst reducing cost and risk. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 02 Nov 2010 | Published: 08 Jul 2010

IBM

Deliver Robust Products at Reduced Cost by Linking Model-Driven Software Testing to Quality Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Your customers expect the highest quality in the products you deliver. Discover how a comprehensive, integrated, automated requirements centric model and code based test environment managed with an extensible quality management system can increase market acceptance, ensure customer loyalty and deliver superior outcomes.
Posted: 02 Nov 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

IBM

Open Source at Intel: Building with the Ecosystem
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: To enable a broad spectrum of software environments and programs to run best on Intel processors and platforms, Intel offers deep technical expertise, makes significant contributions, and actively participates in standards bodies. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 29 Oct 2010 | Published: 26 Mar 2010

Intel

Tools and Frameworks for Collaborative Development Communities in the Enterprise A New Model for Distributed Teams
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: Collaboration has become an operational necessity for organizations. To succeed in today’s intensely competitive markets, an enterprise must enable collaboration among all members of its global development organization. This requires new tools and processes. Read this paper for insight into deploying an enterprise-class ALM platform.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 04 Oct 2010

CollabNet

Issue Tracking in an Agile Development Environment
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: The term "issue tracking software" is often associated with bug trackers. Yet in software development, the definition of an "issue" is much broader. As more organizations embrace Agile methods for development, they’re turning to agile project management tools to help manage the many issues that arise during the course of a software release cycle.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 04 Oct 2010

CollabNet

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

6 Tips to Get Started with Automated Testing
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WHITE PAPER: Automated testing will shorten your development cycles, avoid cumbersome repetitive tasks and help improve software quality but how do you get started? The best practices discussed in this white paper help ensure results and a successful foundation for improving your software quality.
Posted: 14 Sep 2010 | Published: 14 Sep 2010

SmartBear Software

11 Best Practices for Peer Code Review
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper recommends best practices for efficient, lightweight peer code review that have been proven to be effective via scientific study and extensive field experience. Use the techniques discussed in this paper to ensure your code reviews improve your code and make the most of your developers' time.
Posted: 14 Sep 2010 | Published: 14 Sep 2010

SmartBear Software

Uniting Your Automated and Manual Test Efforts
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WHITE PAPER: Software development teams are always looking for an edge to produce features more quickly while retaining a high level of software quality. This document describes best practices for uniting both automated and manual test efforts to improve your software releases and obtain the highest quality releases in the shortest amount of time.
Posted: 14 Sep 2010 | Published: 14 Sep 2010

SmartBear Software

Cutting Edge Multicore Development Techniques for the Next Wave of Electronics Products
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As more and more software is embedded into both consumer and industrial electronics, the electronics industry is being challenged with ensuring rigor within its software development process, often a new core competency, and the integration of hardware and software. Read this paper to learn about solutions that address these complex challenges.
Posted: 01 Sep 2010 | Published: 19 Mar 2010

IBM

Building Smart Products: Best Practices for Multicore Software Development
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM Rational software - the market-leading provider of platforms for software lifecycle management - is teaming with Wind River - the global leader in the embedded and mobile industries - to help companies take the risk out of multicore software development.
Posted: 01 Sep 2010 | Published: 25 May 2010

IBM

MIPS Core PSP
sponsored by CriticalBlue
WHITE PAPER: This application note provides a detailed tutorial of how to use the features of the MIPS Core PSP within Prism. End users who are either considering migrating existing software applications onto the 34K or 1004K core, or who already use those cores but wish to optimize their operation are the target audience for this paper.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 17 Jun 2010

CriticalBlue

Rational Team Concert Evaluation Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how this software can aid in starting new projects and adding and transitioning team members quickly, thereby increasing your ability to respond to changes in your business as well as marketplace demands.
Posted: 04 Aug 2010 | Published: 29 Dec 2009

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

HP and CollabNet: Collaborating for Quality
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: Working together, HP and CollabNet offer a true end-to-end ALM solution. This paper describes the integration that offers efficiency improvements leading to higher quality software delivered at increased velocity. Enterprise-wide, stakeholders can stay in their specialized environments and still take advantage of improved processes.
Posted: 14 Jul 2010 | Published: 13 Jul 2010

CollabNet

Build your bottom line: Drive innovation with a collaborative requirements-driven quality solution.
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper investigates the reasons why effective collaboration amongst project teams is so difficult, and identifies the top three methods by which collaboration can be improved with a requirements-driven quality solution.
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 | Published: 11 May 2010

IBM

A Lifecycle Approach to Systems Quality: Because You Can’t Test in Quality at the End
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at approaches for effectively integrating quality management into lifecycle activities and the potential benefits this can deliver for project and business outcomes.
Posted: 17 Mar 2010 | Published: 17 Dec 2009

IBM

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

Building and Managing a Performance Center of Excellence
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains advice on improving application performance. It also gives 10 tips for building and managing a performance center of excellence.
Posted: 09 Feb 2010 | Published: 09 Feb 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Automation Evolution: An Analysis of the Evolution of Automation in Software Quality Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the benefits of quality management automation, the progression of its adoption and future opportunities for expanding it.
Posted: 25 Jan 2010 | Published: 25 Jan 2010

IBM
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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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