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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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REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT 101: The four fundamentals that everyone should know
sponsored by Jama Software
WHITE PAPER: Too often projects fail due to poorly managed requirements. This paper discusses the significance of requirements management without using industry jargon and explains the four fundamentals every team member and stakeholder needs to know.
Posted: 07 Oct 2011 | Published: 06 Oct 2011

Jama Software

Paradigm shift in test automation The solution to the maintenance problem
sponsored by Tricentis
WHITE PAPER: Many companies have failed to realize a return on their test automation investments due to the underestimated, inordinate associated maintenance costs. Read this white learn how to reduce the TCO of your automated software testing with dynamic steering.
Posted: 28 Sep 2011 | Published: 28 Sep 2011


Solution Brief: IBM InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how properly managing continued data growth can drive business results.
Posted: 07 Sep 2011 | Published: 07 Sep 2011


Requirements engineering solutions for developing smarter products
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Companies developing complex product offerings need to make sure that all components work together to deliver the desired result. Download the paper to learn how IBM Rational solutions can help companies achieve these results.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011


Delivering high quality applications faster with reduced risk & cost
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Improve time to value and quality by reducing rework and cost through faster stakeholder consensus, increased productivity, better process automation, and anytime-anywhere decision support for application software. Download the paper for more information on delivering high quality applications faster with reduced risk & cost.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011


Top 10 reasons why HP software customers are moving to IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Take a moment to see how many of these top 10 benefits you’re realizing with your HP Software solutions. And then remember: With IBM, you can achieve them all.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011


Assuring Enterprise-Quality Agile Development
sponsored by HP Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the advantages of hybridizing agile development methods with the QA lessons learned from previous methods. Learn how this strategy provides the best of both worlds for developing flexible, secure software products.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 15 Aug 2011

HP Software

Improving the Reliability and Performance of SAP Software: Creating a Road Map with Testing Strategy Assessment
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover a full portfolio of testing tools designed to easily integrate powerful application testing into your development lifecycle. Continue reading to learn how these tools can help lower risk, reduce costs and boost efficiency.
Posted: 28 Jul 2011 | Published: 28 Jul 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Controlling Risk Through Software Code Governance
sponsored by Coverity by Synopsys
WHITE PAPER: Software code governance is a large part of mitigating risks. Discover how this strategy can proactively establish policies or thresholds around code quality and security, test against these policies early in the project lifecycle, and control risk through better visibility into areas of risk in the project or in the supply chain.
Posted: 27 Jul 2011 | Published: 26 Jul 2011

Coverity by Synopsys

7 Steps to Centralization
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: Centralization Checklist: Lower costs and improve productivity and quality for your software development processes. Here's how to start, by centralizing you assets.
Posted: 14 Jul 2011 | Published: 14 Jul 2011


All you Need to Know About Oracle Siebel Application Testing
sponsored by HP and Infosys
WHITE PAPER: This paper discussed the origins of the solution and examines its key features which provide compelling benefits such as improving time-to-market by up to 30% and reducing testing costs by 40%.
Posted: 09 Jun 2011 | Published: 09 Jun 2011

HP and Infosys

Empower your Developers
sponsored by Coverity by Synopsys
WHITE PAPER: The repercussions of releasing unsecure software in today’s markets are severe – due in large part to the proliferation of constantly-connected, mobile devices. This white paper provides an overview of these challenges, and demonstrates the steps you can take to arm your developers against the risks of modern application development.
Posted: 16 May 2011 | Published: 16 May 2011

Coverity by Synopsys

Agile Transformation Strategy
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: The CollabNet Agile Coaches have observed patterns and key milestones in the way organizations adopt and scale Agile. "Agile Transformation Strategy," by Angela Druckman, CollabNet Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Transformational Coach, outlines a sound strategy and transformational "blueprint" to help guide organizations on the path to Agility.
Posted: 08 Apr 2011 | Published: 08 Apr 2011


A Practical Guide to Identifying Slow Code During Development
sponsored by Micro Focus, Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Many seemingly innocent coding practices can cause code to execute slowly. It’s far better for software quality, and less costly for the business, to find slow code before it becomes a business problem. This white paper examines the main causes and provides a practical guide to identifying them.
Posted: 07 Apr 2011 | Published: 07 Apr 2011

Micro Focus, Ltd

Managing Quality in Product Line Engineering - An Automotive Story
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to receive answers about how to address quality within product line engineering frameworks.
Posted: 30 Mar 2011 | Published: 30 Mar 2011


Reducing Rework Through Effective Requirements Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: There's a secret about poor requirements management that everybody knows but nobody wants to talk about: up to 85% of rework costs are due to requirements defects. This paper discusses how improving your requirements management process offers one of the most effective ways to cut costs.
Posted: 23 Mar 2011 | Published: 23 Mar 2011


Quality Management Across the Product and Application Lifecycle
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM Rational offers a life-cycle approach to managing quality through quality management solutions, test integration, integrated requirements management and lean collaborative development to help you achieve greater consistency, efficiency and predictability in your delivered solutions. Download this paper to learn more. 
Posted: 23 Mar 2011 | Published: 23 Mar 2011


Balancing Risk and Complexity with Quality Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how a combined IBM and Wind River quality management solution can help you deliver higher-quality products to the marketplace faster.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011


Lean Development Governance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Effective governance for lean development isn’t about command and control. Instead, the focus is on enabling the right behaviors and practices through collaborative and supportive techniques. Learn how to form a lightweight, collaboration-based framework that reflects the realities of modern IT organizations.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011


Application Note: Structured Testing - The Path to Thorough Code Coverage
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Basis path testing, also known as Structured Testing, is the primary code-based testing strategy recommended by McCabe Software and supported by McCabe IQ. The main idea behind this testing is that decision outcomes within a software function should be tested independently. This article provides an overview of the benefits of basis path testing.
Posted: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 15 Mar 2011

McCabe Software, Inc.

Software Agitation: Your Own Personal Code Reviewer
sponsored by Agitar Software
WHITE PAPER: Agitator helps you debug your code while you write it - a benefit that no other existing Java Testing tool can claim. Agitator can also be extremely beneficial when run on legacy code - even code that has been reviewed by other developers and deemed to be “sufficient” and “properly written.” Learn how Agitar can be your own personal code reviewer.
Posted: 10 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

Agitar Software

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


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


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

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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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