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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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Team Forge
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SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: CollabNet TeamForge can enable you to accelerate software delivery, from idea to code, build and test, to application release. Download now to start experiencing these benfits today.
Posted: 07 Jul 2011 | Premiered: 07 Jul 2011

CollabNet

Case Study: Modernize Your Requirements Management Practice
sponsored by HP Software
WEBCAST: View this webcast to how Novartis, a global health care company, improved requirements management in their SAP environment to provide more complete traceability, ensuring that they developed against their requirements and successfully tested them.
Posted: 16 Jun 2011 | Premiered: Jul 19, 2011, 13:00 EDT (17:00 GMT)

HP Software

Evaluate: IBM Rational AppScan
sponsored by IBM
TRIAL SOFTWARE: With Web applications exposing more sensitive information to anyone with an Internet connection, new security threats are emerging all of the time. IBM Rational AppScan is a leading application security testing suite designed to help manage vulnerability testing throughout the software development life cycle.
Posted: 09 Jun 2011 | Premiered: 09 Jun 2011

IBM

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
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

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

CollabNet

Micro Focus SilkPerformer
sponsored by Micro Focus
TRIAL SOFTWARE: IT Problem: SilkPerformer enables the rapid creation of performance tests that accurately simulate peak demand loads and isolate performance bottlenecks.
Posted: 08 Apr 2011 | Premiered: 08 Apr 2011

Micro Focus

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

IBM

E-Guide: Agile Development Process
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This e-guide examines organizational and team challenges of implementing the agile process. This e-guide also will detail how to scale agile software development to large organizations by scaling agile practices and agile work; how to transition small and large development teams to Scrum; and more.
Posted: 30 Mar 2011 | Published: 29 Mar 2011

IBM

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

IBM

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

IBM

Application Performance Testing
sponsored by Neotys
EGUIDE: Application performance is always in the minds of development lifecycle professionals. This e-guide explores effective strategies for managing some of the tradeoffs associated with application performance testing and monitoring. Learn performance testing strategies for improving application performance without touching a performance test tool.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 22 Mar 2011

Neotys

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

IBM

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

IBM

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

The Full Team Approach to Managing Requirements
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
EGUIDE: Software development teams are often faced with requirements to add new features to an existing code base. For many reasons, this sort of work can entail a lot of risk. This Expert Tip examines mistakes in managing the requirements process and how by looking at requirements from the perspective of all team members, these mistakes can be avoided.
Posted: 24 Feb 2011 | Published: 24 Feb 2011

SERENA Software, Inc.

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

E-Guide: Avoiding Application Security Pitfalls
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This e-guide will explain why people aren’t integrating security with application lifecycle management, the risks businesses take by not taking security measures seriously and what you can do. Read this e-guide to learn why application security measures often fail and what can be done to mitigate them.
Posted: 14 Jan 2011 | Published: 14 Jan 2011

IBM

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

Presentation Transcript: Delivering Value Through Quality Management and Best Practices: Strategies for Reducing Cost and Risk
sponsored by IBM Rational
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this presentation transcript from IBM as it explores quality management strategies that can deliver a positive ROI while at the same time improving delivered quality and reducing risk and uncertainty in development projects.
Posted: 06 Jan 2011 | Published: 05 Jan 2011

IBM Rational

DataSheet: Rational Quality Manager
sponsored by IBM
DATA SHEET: IBM Rational Quality Manager offers two views on the individual user’s dashboard: A work-item list that shows a tester what work has been assigned to him or her, and a team event log that updates automatically as activities occur/progress. Together these views help ensure that everyone is on the same page.
Posted: 14 Dec 2010 | Published: 14 Dec 2010

IBM

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
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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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