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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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Expert Tips for Performance Testing
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: As you're well aware, Web applications and architectures have become very complex, making performance testing equally as difficult to navigate. Read this expert e-guide to learn about the types of testing that exist for Web applications and the best strategies to use when it comes to measuring performance.
Posted: 19 Mar 2012 | Published: 19 Mar 2012

CA Technologies.

Choose an ALM solution that meets your strategic requirements
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This buyer's guide describes the key criteria for application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions for today's high-performance teams. It includes key considerations for enhancing your single- or multi-vendor ALM environment.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

Gartner MarketScope for Application Life Cycle Management
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST BRIEF: Organisations adopting agile practices, utilising global and distributed teams, or exploiting complex processes and technologies are most likely to benefit from using ALM tools to plan, manage and report on their development activities. This MarketScope assesses the market offerings and their providers.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Published: 11 Nov 2010

IBM

Collaborative software delivery: Managing today’s complex environment to improve software quality
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM Rational Team Concert software can help simplify, automate and govern the delivery process. Based on the open standards Jazz platform, it offers a lean collaborative application life cycle management (ALM) solution with integrated planning, work-item tracking, version control, build management and reporting.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

Automation in ALM: The Changing World of Test, Thanks to Automation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EBOOK: Read this e-book to discover a series of expert articles covering: six tips for selecting automated test tools for Agile development; when it's appropriate to automate testing and best practices for implementation; the important role of automated UI testing in exploratory testing; and how automation is changing the role of the software tester.
Posted: 08 Mar 2012 | Published: 27 Feb 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

eBook: Automation in ALM: The Many Flavors of Automation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EBOOK: Designed to help managers and QA groups better understand and take advantage of automation, this e-book describes a variety of techniques including test-driven development, performance testing and continous integration and includes a two-part Q&A with Agile ALM author Michael Hütterman.
Posted: 05 Mar 2012 | Published: 27 Feb 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

E-Guide: Application Lifecycle Management Tools and Processes
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EGUIDE: CIOs are always looking for ways to deliver higher quality software faster, especially in today's bottleneck-prone Agile and iterative environments. As this e-guide explains, streamlining the number of software quality metrics you use as well as implementing lifecycle virtualization can significantly improve your development efficiency.
Posted: 05 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

How will ALM change business, IT and software pros’ jobs, roles?
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this tip guide, readers will learn the future of application lifecycle management (ALM) and its impact on both software professionals and customers.
Posted: 29 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

Automation, continuous integration and continuous improvement in Agile ALM -- Part 2
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This second part of a two-part expert Q & A digs more deeply into automation skills, build automation, continuous integration, and continuous improvement to processes within application lifecycle management (ALM).
Posted: 29 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

Trends in ALM: Requirements management tools
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EGUIDE: This tip guide— aimed at Agile organizations looking for ways to overcome the obstacles of requirements management— looks at trends in requirements management tools and the changing role of the business analyst.
Posted: 29 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

Delivering a Competitive Advantage
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Read this expert e-guide to learn how to leverage application lifecycle management (ALM) to facilitate faster time-to-market, manage risk in software development, meet the demand for quality and predictability in software that drives your business, and address the challenge of dynamic and globally distributed customers.
Posted: 29 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

Handling handoffs the Agile development way
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Many organizations would like to become more agile, but sometimes it is hard to see the way forward. There is an excellent approach to becoming more agile that any organization can implement: improve the speed and efficiency of the handoffs within the organization's existing development processes. Read this expert tip guide to learn more.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

Automation in Agile ALM: Interview with author Michael Hüttermann -- Part 1
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Automation is often touted as a key in successful application development efforts, but it comes in many different flavors. This tip guide describes the variety of automation techniques and benefits of using automation throughout the application development lifecycle.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

Six tips for selecting automated test tools for Agile development
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: With increased use of automation in application lifecycle management (ALM), the role of the tester is changing. In this tip guide managers will get advice on what to look for when selecting automated test tools and will learn more about how they may best want to invest their testing dollars in automation.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

The value of visible requirements
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Agile environments encourage and embrace requirements changes. However, knowing how to effectively manage those changes can be a challenge. This e-guide provides tips on Agile practices that will ensure requirements are managed effectively through the development cycle.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

Agile testing success with Janet Gregory
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: How is Agile testing different from traditional testing? In this tip guide, you'll learn the differences in techniques between traditional and Agile testing and learn how to gain the Agile testing skills needed to become an expert yourself.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

What is behind the rise of Application Lifecycle Management?
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This e-guide provides expert insight on trends that are driving application lifecycle management (ALM) adoption, and breaks down the process itself so organizations can implement it to their advantage.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

Is automated testing replacing the software tester?
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: With increased use of automation in application lifecycle management (ALM), the role of the tester is changing. In this tip guide managers will get advice on what to look for when selecting automated test tools and will learn more about how they may best want to invest their testing dollars in automation.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

How are Agile testing and traditional testing different? Interview with George Dinwiddie – Part 1
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: How is Agile testing different from traditional testing? In this tip guide, you'll learn the differences in techniques between traditional and Agile testing and learn how to gain the Agile testing skills needed to become an expert yourself.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

Forrester Report: Development Testing: A New Era In Software
sponsored by Coverity
WHITE PAPER: In August 2011, Forrester Consulting surveyed over 200 leading IT firms in North America and Europe to answer the question, “What are the implications of expanding testing in development, and what does it mean to development quality?”. Read this report to see the results.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 23 Nov 2011

Coverity

Change control councils for successful software releases
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Proper application lifecycle management (ALM) planning and the appointment of a change and configuration team can help align business goals with development goals, explain concepts to management, and improve quality throughout the lifecycle. In this e-book, readers will learn best practices for a timely, organized and strong product release.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

IBM

eGuide: Agile Testing in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: For test teams in some application development shops, cloud computing has broken down many of the limitations caused by testing on internal resources. This expert e-guide will cover how to use the cloud for improved Agile testing and how this move to the cloud may help conquer internal limitations.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 16 Nov 2011

IBM

Is Time to Market King?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The common thread of successful software development is enabling collaboration in context - making the process transparent so stakeholders remain informed and empowered to contribute. Once this thread is established, technology can be implemented that provides the glue for stakeholders to collaborate and meet their time to market or goals.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 2011

IBM

Case Study: Dow Corning Shaves 400 Hours off Manual SAP Testing
sponsored by Worksoft
CASE STUDY: In this white paper, learn about Worksoft Certify for SAP, a system that provides business process experts and IT users with a single solution to validate, document, and record SAP business processes without writing, generating, or maintaining any code.
Posted: 07 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

Worksoft

ALM eBook: Mastering Application Lifecycle Management: Effective ALM planning and management
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: In this e-book, readers will learn keys to application lifecycle management (ALM) planning, effective ways to introduce ALM to the organization, and best practices for a timely, organized and strong product release.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011

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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