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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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Trends in ALM: Requirements management tools
sponsored by IBM
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 by Synopsys
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 by Synopsys

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

Agile eBook: Agile development practices withstand the test of time
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: It’s been 10 years since the Agile Manifesto was first crafted, but the principles remain the same. In these two tips, Agile expert Chris McMahon talks about early experiences with Agile development and how the lessons still apply today.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011

IBM

eBook: Automation in ALM: The many flavors of automation
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Automation is often touted as a key in successful application development efforts, but it comes in many different flavors. This e-book describes the variety of automation techniques and benefits of using automation throughout the application development lifecycle. It's written for managers and QA groups investing in automation.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Oct 2011

IBM

Leading Pharmaceutical Company Reduces Costs to Meet CFR Compliance Through Digital Signature Implementation
sponsored by Hexaware Technologies
CASE STUDY: In this brief case study, discover eSignature's method of capturing electronic signatures at appropriate points in the work flows, storing relevant information, and enabling an audit trail to be retrieved for each applicable asset.
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 2011

Hexaware Technologies

Best Practices for Load Testing: Do Try This At Home
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks load testing down into the following key activities: planning, configuration, scripting, execution, and analysis.
Posted: 14 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Oct 2011

Neustar®

Shopatron uses BrowserMob to prepare for the holiday rush
sponsored by Neustar®
CASE STUDY: View this white paper to see how one company was able to up their game and ensure they were prepared to handle website traffic loads up to 10x off-holiday season volume with BrowserMob.
Posted: 14 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Oct 2011

Neustar®

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

Tricentis

Five Application Lifecycle Management Imperatives for a Successful Global Software Development
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Inside this presentation transcript, find five key imperatives for using ALM to achieve successful global software development. Learn how to leverage this information to help reduce or eliminate endless project re-plans which are slowing down your business.
Posted: 08 Sep 2011 | Published: 08 Sep 2011

IBM

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

IBM
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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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