Software Development Methodologies White Papers

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Applying agile and lean principles to the governance of software and systems development
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents eighteen best practices for leaner, more agile software development project governance.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 22 Nov 2011

IBM

5 things your Development Teams should be doing now
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: In this ever-changing world of software development, it's critical to keep up with technologies, methodologies and trends. In this paper, find five tested and proven software development practices your team should be utilizing to accelerate software delivery.
Posted: 11 Nov 2011 | Published: 08 Nov 2011

CollabNet

CollabNet Success Story: Red Gate Software
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: In order to maximize the benefits of a Scrum framework, software development teams need the right tools. Read this case study to find out how Red Gate Software implemented Scrum tools that gave them a shared framework and vocabulary, and improved transparency.
Posted: 14 Oct 2011 | Published: 13 Oct 2011

CollabNet

The Keys To Distributed & Agile Application Development
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will highlight solutions for application development in globally dispersed organizations. Insights and strategies for maximizing efficiencies in a distributed environment will be presented, along with best practices.
Posted: 12 Oct 2011 | Published: 11 Oct 2011

CollabNet

Reinforcing Agile Software Development in the Cloud
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: This paper details how the cloud can help organizations accelerate their adoption to Agile software development, and more quickly and cost-effectively realize Agile’s numerous business benefits.
Posted: 12 Oct 2011 | Published: 11 Oct 2011

CollabNet

Requirements engineering solutions for developing smarter products
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Companies developing complex product offerings need to make sure that all components work together to deliver the desired result. Download the paper to learn how IBM Rational solutions can help companies achieve these results.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

IBM

Delivering high quality applications faster with reduced risk & cost
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Improve time to value and quality by reducing rework and cost through faster stakeholder consensus, increased productivity, better process automation, and anytime-anywhere decision support for application software. Download the paper for more information on delivering high quality applications faster with reduced risk & cost.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

IBM

Business Case for Value Realization During ImplementationDelivering Projects on Time, on Budget, and on Value
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper makes the case for using value realization practices in conjunction with traditional project management.
Posted: 29 Jul 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2011

SAP America, Inc.

The Scrum Reference Card
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: This document, written by thought leader and certified CollabNet Scrum trainer and coach Michael James, condenses the essence of Scrum into 6 pages. It's a must read for agile enthusiasts and anyone who wants to learn more about Scrum.
Posted: 14 Jul 2011 | Published: 14 Jul 2011

CollabNet

Transforming Software Development to Increase Productivity
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to tranform software development to increase productivity using application lifecycle management (ALM).
Posted: 14 Jul 2011 | Published: 14 Jul 2011

CollabNet

7 Steps to Centralization
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: Centralization Checklist: Lower costs and improve productivity and quality for your software development processes. Here's how to start, by centralizing you assets.
Posted: 14 Jul 2011 | Published: 14 Jul 2011

CollabNet

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

The Systems Engineering Balancing Act: Choosing an Optimum Development Approach
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This thought leadership white paper proposes a combination of requirements-driven, model-driven and test-driven approaches as a mechanism for delivering systems development projects at a reduced cost and risk.
Posted: 23 Mar 2011 | Published: 23 Mar 2011

IBM

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

Integrating People, Processes and Systems: tools and best practices for IT teams
sponsored by Active Endpoints, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Agile techniques and SOA principles are necessary elements to successfully delivering business software in this environment but by themselves they’re not sufficient. This report highlights key features of tools that you should consider if you’re interested in delivering IT capabilities that integrate people, processes and systems in flexible ways.
Posted: 16 Feb 2011 | Published: 16 Feb 2011

Active Endpoints, Inc.

Power your Applications with Development Solutions from IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how IBM Rational® software provides a comprehensive application development solution for Power Systems servers to help organizations build, maintain, leverage and optimize their software assets.
Posted: 04 Feb 2011 | Published: 04 Feb 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

Value-Driven Quality Management for Complex Systems: Six Strategies for Reducing Cost and Risk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at quality strategies which deliver a positive operational return on investment, improving quality whilst reducing cost and risk. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 02 Nov 2010 | Published: 08 Jul 2010

IBM

The Invisible Thread: Driving Innovation through Software in Smart Products
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Get the help your organization needs to link product paths into an intelligent whole, using software as the invisible thread to make it happen. This white paper examines software delivery for smart products, plus strategies for turning software development evolution into a business practice, and more.
Posted: 02 Nov 2010 | Published: 14 May 2010

IBM

The Next Frontier for Virtualization: Over-Utilized Systems: Identifying and eliminating the most critical and costly constraints from the enterprise software development and testing lifecycle
sponsored by iTKO LISA
WHITE PAPER: This article explains the utilization patterns in enterprise IT environments, and which type of Virtualization (Hardware or Service virtualization or both) should be applied to receive the greatest value. This paper discusses how to apply the principle of under and over-utilization to apply the right type of virtualization for business needs.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

iTKO LISA

Tools and Frameworks for Collaborative Development Communities in the Enterprise A New Model for Distributed Teams
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: Collaboration has become an operational necessity for organizations. To succeed in today’s intensely competitive markets, an enterprise must enable collaboration among all members of its global development organization. This requires new tools and processes. Read this paper for insight into deploying an enterprise-class ALM platform.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 04 Oct 2010

CollabNet

6 Tips to Get Started with Automated Testing
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WHITE PAPER: Automated testing will shorten your development cycles, avoid cumbersome repetitive tasks and help improve software quality but how do you get started? The best practices discussed in this white paper help ensure results and a successful foundation for improving your software quality.
Posted: 14 Sep 2010 | Published: 14 Sep 2010

SmartBear Software