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Agile Business eBook Excerpt - Build the Right Thing
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: Great companies build products that customers love. While this means they build valuable and useful features, it also means they don't build things that aren't valuable. Access this guide to understand how a unifying vision and customer-centric mindset avoids the wasted time, money, and demoralized morale that come with building the wrong thing.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 14 Nov 2013

Rally Software

Break down data silos in product lifecycle management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to learn about an engineering lifecycle management tool that provides comprehensive views into the product lifecycle, and goes beyond data integration to reduce the complexity of this process.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2012

IBM

Focus on the Goal: A Framework for Delivering on New Product Development Efforts
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Oracle Primavera is a leader in Project Portfolio Management (PPM), providing the functionality industrial manufacturers need to realize higher returns from their new product development activities. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 05 Apr 2010 | Published: 15 Jan 2010

Oracle Corporation

Object Persistence and Agile Software Development
sponsored by Versant Corp.
WHITE PAPER: Agile Software Development is one of the most effective methodologies to develop application software. This paper examines and compares RDBMS with several object persistence methods within the context of Agile Software Development by quantifying the impact of these methods on the velocity and success of an agile application development project.
Posted: 03 Mar 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Versant Corp.

Three imperatives for advancing product and systems development
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Delivering increasingly complex and smarter products in less time and at a lower cost requires new strategies and development techniques. Consult this insightful resource to learn how a "systems thinking" approach facilitates consideration of the functional dependencies and interconnections necessary to produce high quality, "smarter" products.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Ten Ways to Establish a Strategic Advantage in Managing Change
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper offers ways that companies can establish a strategic advantage in managing change. It suggests a structured approach to managing change amid the complexity of smarter product development in which the rapid evolution of software plays a major part.
Posted: 17 Mar 2010 | Published: 17 Jun 2009

IBM

Creating and managing value-driven product portfolios - Improving product portfolio management to optimize your products, services and projects
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The best products to offer are those that provide a high level of value for both you and your customer. Companies with successful product portfolios often utilize a systematic process to effectively guide which projects are selected. This whitepaper explains how you can take advantage of a value-driven approach to product portfolio management.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

IBM

Strategies to Capture Greater Value from Systems Engineering
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this helpful white paper to learn how you can capture greater value from systems engineering by embracing a more holistic approach to manage complexity in both product and process.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

IBM

Secure Search: Balancing Security with the Need for Information Access
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper summarizes the issues of secure search for large organizations and explores the pros and cons of traditional enterprise search versus federated search.
Posted: 10 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

EMC Corporation

Improving Manufacturing Quality with Integrated Test and Statistical Analysis
sponsored by National Instruments
WHITE PAPER: With test management and statistical analysis integrated into an automated system, organizations can target problem components and processes in less time with more accuracy, reducing the cost of manufacturing quality products.
Posted: 01 Dec 2002 | Published: 01 Nov 2002

National Instruments