Featured Content from Borland
- Successful Projects Begin with Well-Defined Requirements
Software development projects suffer most when changes in requirements touch off a cascade of delays, revisions, and rework. Existing processes for establishing requirements are ad-hoc and inefficient, leading to miscommunication and insufficiently defined requirements. Effective requirements definition (RD) at the outset, involving elicitation, analysis, specification, and validation, will help to reduce rework, speed development, and lead to dramatic time and cost savings. Borland(r) Caliber(r) DefineIT(tm) provides a powerful and easy-to-use
platform for requirements definition and integrates smoothly with
Borland's family of open application lifecycle management tools.
- Increasing Visibility and Control Through A Unified Software Configuration and Change Management Solution
This paper explores the consequences of non-integrated approaches to software configuration and change management (SCCM) in detail and provides recommendations on how to avoid these problems. Specifically, this paper explains how companies can turn “SCCM chaos” into a competitive advantage through the use of a single, unified system that manages and tracks both assets and activities (and the relationships between them) and leverages automation and workflow to drive efficiency in the midst of change.
- Optimizing IT Portfolio Management, Project Selection, Execution and Visibility
This paper provides an overview of Project and Portfolio Management and how companies can benefit by transforming their PPM processes into a managed business system. It then introduces Borland’s IT project and portfolio management solution, detailing the features and functions of the cornerstone of this solution, Borland Tempo.
- Open Application Lifecycle Management (ALM):
Unlocking the Full Value of Managed Software Delivery
Learn how Borland's Open ALM approach breaks the mold--empowering you to deliver software on your terms, using your processes, your tools and your platforms.
- Effective Requirements Definition and Management
This whitepaper describes some of the key requirements issues that affect nearly every software and systems development. It also outlines practical strategies and an effective solution to help address many common problem areas.
- Tracing Performance Issues to Their Source
Load Testing without the benefit of code-level visibility is like looking for a needle in a bunch of separate haystacks. To isolate and analyze problems discovered during a load test and resolve them fast, you need diagnostics. But, many diagnostics solutions aren't made to work under load testing scenarios. In this white paper, you'll discover how to: Trace performance bottlenecks down to the offending line of code; Support multiple platforms; and Load test in accurate, real-world conditions.
- Eliminate the Testing Bottleneck: Maximize Software Quality with Requirements Based Testing
It's a given that every organization intends to deliver applications that meet business needs. And most test their applications to some degree before Go-Live. Unfortunately, it's a rare event to see these two critical processes linked, much less well-aligned. And that's where things go wrong, resulting in massive rework and, ultimately, loss of competitive advantage. In this white paper, you'll learn how to capture quality elements early to assure that the testing process is aligned with business objectives.
- The Top 10 Blunders In Integration And Testing ... And How To Avoid Them
In an ideal world, your applications would run perfectly right out of the gate. But even with the best of intentions mistakes can happen, creating unfortunate surprises down the road. The best way to dodge these disasters is to test and monitor code as it is being developed. In this whitepaper, you'll learn how Borland© Gauntlet™ provides continuous integration and testing capabilities to ensure you'll never be caught off-guard by poor-quality applications or broken builds.
- Driving Quality Throughout the Software Delivery Lifecycle
This whitepaper examines Lifecycle Quality Management, including its core processes and best practices. It also introduces Borland® Lifecycle Quality Management (LQM), the first proactive offering to infuse quality throughout the software delivery lifecycle. By integrating proven process improvement expertise and skills training services with Borland's Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) technologies, the offering breaks down the barriers between development and testing.
- Managing Change for Competitive Advantage: Effective Change Management for Software Delivery
Discover how you can boost responsiveness to change and adopt best practices to ensure successful project delivery. Don't let change turn your projects into something you weren't expecting! Find out how you can get a handle on change by anticipating, accommodating and managing it throughout the entire software development lifecycle.
- How to Successfully Automate the Functional Testing Process
Software development organizations must optimize the quality of increasingly complex applications - and do so more rapidly and more cost-effectively than ever before.
To keep up with these requirements, automated functional testing is quickly becoming a must-have for any successful quality optimization initiative. Read this whitepaper and learn best practices that can help you set up a winning test automation strategy.
- Case Study: Successful Implementation of Model Driven Architecture
Enterprise system design has evolved from merely writing high-level documentation and diagrams, to architecting complex frameworks. The Model Driven Architecture (MDA) paradigm, managed by the Object Management Group™ (OMG™), is an approach that seeks to address the increasing complexity in enterprise-system design. This white paper is based on a success of a Borland customer in the financial industry. The paper details the success and benefits gained from the implementation of a project using Borland® Together® MDA technologies.