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Ten Steps to Better Requirements Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Requirements definition and management is an activity that has the potential to deliver a high, fast ROI. This white paper explains the characteristics of a good requirement and presents ten steps to better requirements management. Read on to learn how better requirements translate into easier, higher quality projects.
Posted: 02 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

IBM

Success with Static Analysis for Security: Why Code Audits Fail
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains why and how to apply static analysis tools in the context of a policy-based security process that not only prevents security vulnerabilities, but also focuses on SDLC productivity.
Posted: 01 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Parasoft Corporation

How Professional Services Add Value to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Projects
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how qualified service providers can add value to RFID projects, highlights some of the planning issues and considerations that call for experienced advice, and provides guidance to the types of services available and how to differentiate service providers.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009

Intermec

ITIL V3 and the PMBOK® - Distinct but Complementary
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the IT Infrastructure Library Version 3® (ITIL V3®) and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Global Knowledge

Introduction to Requirements - The Critical Details That Make or Break a Project
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will discuss the various kinds of information technology requirements, their importance, the different requirement types, the concept of requirements engineering and the process for gathering requirements.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Global Knowledge

Implementing ITIL Using the PMBOK Guide in Four Repeatable Steps
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the PMBOK® and the key process areas and functions within the IT Infrastructure Library.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Global Knowledge

Skill Level and Training Key Factors in IT Project Success
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an analysis of a comprehensive survey with 144 senior IT managers examining the impact training and skill level had on the success of 377 IT projects.
Posted: 01 Dec 2008 | Published: 26 Nov 2008

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Five Myths of Agile Development
sponsored by VersionOne Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain insight into five myths commonly associated with agile development. Explore what agile development is in reality, what it is not, and the true benefits of transitioning to agile methods in your organization.
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 | Published: 26 Sep 2008

VersionOne Inc.

Becoming Value-driven: Focusing on What Matters Most
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into the six key areas essential for becoming a value-driven organization. Discover how to gain the visibility and control essential to meet and exceed customer needs.
Posted: 20 Aug 2008 | Published: 20 Aug 2008

IBM

Increased Productivity, Decreased Cost, Happier Employees: First American Meets Its Goals with TechExcel HelpDesk
sponsored by TechExcel
WHITE PAPER: TechExcel's HelpDesk application is unique in the industry, offering a combination of intuitive interfaces, sustainable performance, and total customizability for a reasonable price.
Posted: 19 Aug 2008 | Published: 19 Aug 2008

TechExcel

Mastering the Iteration : The Heartbeat of Agile Development
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is an excerpt from the book "Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises", and describes the iteration pattern and activities that a team engages in to create tested, value-delivered code in a short time box.
Posted: 14 Aug 2008 | Published: 14 Aug 2008

Rally Software

Four Starting Points for Effective Project and Portfolio Management
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Many IT project management initiatives often miss goals, exceed budgets and fail to deliver benefits. Read this paper to learn how optimizing project management can help organizations transition from managing IT projects to managing business outcomes.
Posted: 01 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Best Practices for a Successful Upgrade Project
sponsored by HCL Software
WHITE PAPER: Upgrades help businesses to maintain a competitive edge in the market. Yet, upgrades pose their own set of challenges. This white paper lists the best practices that should be followed when upgrading to achieve maximum reliability.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 16 May 2008

HCL Software

Aligning IT and Business with Demand Management
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Demand Management (DM) is a component of a full-featured Project Portfolio Management (PPM) practice. Demand comes from many sources and all phases of the project lifecycle. Capacity management must consider all of these.
Posted: 05 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

SERENA Software, Inc.

A Guide to SOA Governance
sponsored by Torry Harris Business Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a guide to a successful SOA governance. Explore the integral role governance plays in realizing optimal ROI from an SOA implementation.
Posted: 24 Apr 2008 | Published: 24 Apr 2008

Torry Harris Business Solutions

Strategies for Profitable Growth: Sap for Professional Services
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With customer demands rising and prices falling, service excellence alone is no longer enough to ensure future growth and profitability. Read this white paper to explore strategies, practices, and tools that can help your business achieve p...
Posted: 24 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2005

SAP America, Inc.

SOA Platforms - Evolving to Meet Stringent Market Realities
sponsored by Fiorano Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the evolution of SOA platforms from point products to second-generation architectures such as the enterprise service grid.
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Fiorano Software, Inc.

An Introduction to PMI's Project Life Cycle
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a review of the steps and stages associated with project management according to the Project Management Institute® (PMI). It is a primer for anyone new to the PMBOK® and who is preparing to take the PMP exam.
Posted: 10 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Global Knowledge

Project Management Network Diagram: A Tool for Understanding the PM Life Cycle
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The Project Management Network Diagram (PM Network Diagram) provides a visual illustration of the project management life cycle (in terms of the chain of events that take place in a project).
Posted: 06 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

Global Knowledge

Journey towards Zero Defects: Challenges, Best Practices and Testing Models
sponsored by Wipro
WHITE PAPER: Organizations face different challenges at different levels of testing maturity. Testing Maturity Model (TMM) and Test Process Improvement (TPI) are two of the contemporary testing maturity models discussed in this paper.
Posted: 10 Nov 2005 | Published: 01 Nov 2005

Wipro