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DEFINITION: GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) is a concept common to computer science and mathematics: the quality of output is determined by the quality of the input. So, for example, if a mathematical equation is improperly stated, the answer is unlikely to be correct. Similarly, if incorrect data is input to a program, the output is unlikely to be informative. George Fuechsel, an early IBM programmer and instructor,  … 
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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

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

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

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

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

Customer Perspectives on the Benefits of a Collaborative Process to Deliver Software Quality
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Hurwitz and Associates whitepaper shares the successes, challenges and future plans of three companies - Sogeti Group, Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), and Scotiabank.
Posted: 11 Sep 2009 | Published: 11 Sep 2009

IBM

The Dirty Dozen: Preventing Common Application-Level Hack Attacks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes 12 of the most common hacker attacks and provides basic rules that you can follow to help create more hack-resistant Web applications.
Posted: 09 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

IBM

Software Quality Optimization: Business Transformation and Risk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Information technology is undergoing constant innovation. To keep pace, software development organizations need to release business-critical software in less time, but this increases risk and often results in compromised quality. So the question becomes: How can you save time and reduce costs without sacrificing quality? Read on to learn more.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 10 Mar 2009

IBM

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.

Load Testing 2.0 - The Next Generation of Load Testing for the Web 2.0 World
sponsored by Gomez
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn why Load Testing 2.0 solutions are needed and who benefits. Learn best practices to get business value out of advanced load testing features, the limits of load testing 1.0 solutions, how today's approach complements existing 1.0 solutions, and what factors are important for selecting successful Load Testing 2.0 solutions.
Posted: 09 Jul 2009 | Published: 09 Jul 2009

Gomez
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SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE DEFINITION (continued): … GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) is a concept common to computer science and mathematics: the quality of output is determined by the quality of the input. So, for example, if a mathematical equation is improperly stated, the answer is unlikely to be correct. Similarly, if incorrect data is input to a program, the output is unlikely to be informative. George Fuechsel, an early IBM programmer and instructor, is generally given credit for coining the term. Fuechsel is said to have used "garbage in, garbage out" as a concise way of reminding his students that a computer just processes what it is given. The term is now widely used in computer science classes, IT services and elsewhere. In fact, GIGO is sometimes used to refer to situations in the analog world, such as a faulty decision made as a result of incomplete information.A variation on the term, "garbage in, gospel out," refers to a tendency to put unwarranted faith in the accuracy of computer-generated data.
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