Software Development is a term to encompass the processes of software engineering combined with the research and goals of software marketing to develop computer software products. Synonyms include software life cycle and software process. There are several models for such processes, each describing approaches to a variety of tasks or activities that take place during the process.
At the heart of a successful agile development team is a skilled group of developers. Agile software professionals continuously deliver on their objectives, but they need robust development tools and practices to maximize their productivity. If you’re a software developer or solution architect, you'll gain the insights you need to ensure your team has the right tools and practices to maximize your effectiveness in agile development.
Agile methods have become increasingly popular because they empower organizations to more quickly address emerging opportunities, to better ensure accurate fulfillment of functional requirements and to significantly enhance team productivity. Many organizations, however, are hesitant to employ agile methods for their safety-critical systems—since they have serious concerns about compromising those systems and thereby exposing themselves to completely unacceptable consequences.IBM Rational Chief Evangelist Bruce Powel Douglass explains how best practices for project management can assist organizations in experiencing all the benefits of agile development while continuing to maintain rigorous standards essential for successful delivery of safety-critical systems.
Agile methods have a reputation for being fast and adaptive and can enhance both quality and team productivity. For these reasons they are attractive to software teams in many different domains - including safety-critical systems development. But how can agile methods be adapted to meet the needs of such a challenging domain? In the fourth episode of the series, IBM Rational Chief Evangelist, Bruce Powel Douglass discusses how agile practices can be adapted to meet the evidence needs of safety-critical projects.
If you specialize in relational database management technology, you’ve probably heard a lot about “big data” and the open source Apache Hadoop project. Perhaps you’ve also heard about IBM’s new Big SQL technology, which enables IBM® InfoSphere® BigInsights™ users to query Hadoop data using industry-standard SQL. Curious? This paper introduces you to Big SQL, answering many of the common questions that relational database management system (DBMS) users have about this IBM technology.
IBM Big Data Stampede fuses the strength of IBM’s services, products and skills to minimize the barriers of Big Data initiatives and provide organizations with quick success. Your Big Data Stampede includes an assessment to identify the high value starting points with Big Data. We work with you to unearth trouble areas and complex problems for resolution through leveraging Big Data. Read this data sheet to learn more.
This whitepaper covers the best practices, methods and standards for time off accruals that are affecting PTO policies and will explain how a customizable, automated time and attendance platform can provide workforce analytics and labor management solutions.
This executive summary discusses the current state of project portfolio management and how it could help drive value in software delivery when it focuses on doing the right thing at the right time instead of simply on efficiency.
This white paper describes software as the invisible thread that links product parts into an intelligent whole. It examines software delivery for smart products and strategies for evolving software development into a business process.
With its in-depth guidance and independent third-party vendor evaluations, Gartner's Magic Quadrant market assessment can assist your organization in implementing an effective social business software solution.
Kaspersky Lab has created an eBook to help you calculate the true cost of protecting your business infrastructure, intelligence, and reputation. Download "IT Security by the Numbers: Calculating the Total Cost of Protection" to learn more.
In the last few years, the demands on the finance department—from real-time reporting to global consolidation—have increased significantly. At the same time, the choices for accounting and financial software have become much more complex. How do you begin to research, evaluate, and select the right software for your business? Download the 2014 Buyer's Guide to Accounting and Financial Software to learn more.
Many development organizations rely on outsourcing for various stages of the application development process, but outsourcing does not often live up to the promised cost savings, and can actually result in final products that are over budget, delivered late and have missing or unusable features.
This informative white paper explores the root causes of why outsourcing does not deliver on its promises, and offers an approach to eliminate these issues using a four-part strategy of processes, standards, practices and requirements management. Read on to learn how to obtain the benefits of outsourcing without the problems now!
Savvy B2B marketing leaders are going beyond revenue performance management to transform marketing into the architect of engagement across the customer life cycle. Lead-to-Revenue Management (L2RM) platform vendors are stepping up with tooling that enables customer-centric, multichannel, personalized marketing — at scale. Companies that have implemented an L2RM automation platform have seen results in both organizational maturity and business impact. According to a Forrester survey, L2RM platform users contribute more to the sales pipeline, have higher levels of process maturity, measure results more holistically and collaborate better with their sales colleagues.
With the rapid rise of the IoT (Internet of Things), today's enterprise networks are now supporting devices that were never meant to have Internet or wireless connections. Printers, SmartTVs, HVAC and building alarms, medical instruments power control systems, refrigeration units, and even cars are all getting smarter with embedded chips and Internet or wireless connections.
Increasingly however, researchers are revealing the weaknesses in the communications channels and embedded systems of these Things while IP addresses of embedded devices are also turning up in honeypot sensors collecting information on malware.