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Integrating Reviews into the Requirements Phase

A brief overview of how to integrate reviews into your requirements process while iteratively delivering your requirements. A figure is provided as an example. Different requirements models are shown as being created in stages and various review types are used to check their quality.

Ellen Gottesdiener's picture Ellen Gottesdiener
Reviews, Inspections, and Walkthroughs

A brief overview to reviews, inspections, and walkthroughs--an essential technique to increase quality and enhance team collaboration.

Ellen Gottesdiener's picture Ellen Gottesdiener
Use Case Completion Worksheet (template)

This use case template will help you keep track of changes and the disposition of use cases during a requirements workshop.

Ellen Gottesdiener's picture Ellen Gottesdiener
PKI Systems Test: Initial Test Planning and Long-Term Strategy

This unique test plan will not only examine your PKI from a detailed test case molecular perspective but also with a broad overview meaning to look at your holistic Web architecture. To ensure true Web security we require privacy, authenticity, integrity, and availability. Furthermore, a solid long-term strategy with vision should be signed off on to ensure that legal aspects can be handled if your server is somehow compromised.

Susan Congiu
Researching Automated Tools for Project and Requirements Management

This is a paper on choosing the right project management tool for your organization. It contains recommendations based on lessons learned from several opportunities to shop for the "perfect solution" in an attempt to gain control of software projects gone out of control. This paper focuses on aspects of the sale not covered in the sales brochures.

Debbie Kohls
Experience with OS Reliability Testing on the Exemplar System

In this paper I will discuss the development and use of the Continuous Hours of Operation (CHO) test which was developed for the Convex Division of Hewlett-Packard. My goal is to help readers with the practical aspects of developing a load test which can be used to help gauge and improve the reliability of a software system. I will briefly mention how we were unable to make much use of currently available software reliability frameworks, partially because of their deficiencies, and partially because of our inadequate knowledge of them. I knew enough about the theories to know that we did not have enough data to calculate a Mean Time to Failure metric; however, we were still successful in improving the reliability of our product and using the results of the CHO test as a release criterion.

Danny R. Faught's picture Danny R. Faught
ERP Maintenance: Keeping Up with the Changes

In his column, Bob Glass takes what he thinks is a short step to the edge of the arena of software testing and quality. He's talking about software maintenance, and the maintenance of a particular kind of software. Why? Because maintenance involves a great deal of testing and quality work, and because maintenance is arguably the most important consumer of software dollars.

Robert L. Glass
e-Talk Radio: Rubin, Howard, 18 January 2001

In major companies, one out of every four expense dollars is spent on information technology. As IT becomes more important to business, it has to be run as a business--be market competitive, be market ready, offer the customers options, manage itself with a strong fiscal accountability, treat the money it's responsible for as an investment. The notion of running IT as a business really means making IT competitive through the regular market pressures of the business that houses it, and more and more companies are understanding this.

TechWell Contributor's picture TechWell Contributor
e-Talk Radio: Derby, Esther, 4 January 2001

Ms. Dekkers and Ms. Derby talk about various management issues (e.g., promotions based on technical skills instead of people management skills, and the importance of interpersonal skills training for managers) and modeling organizational change.

Esther Derby's picture Esther Derby
E-Business Testing: Risks and Test Strategy

There are five main risk areas in E-Business (EB) system development. These risks relate to usability, performance, security, availability and functionality. This paper presents an overview of the risks of E-Business and a framework for creating an E-business Test Strategy.

Paul Gerrard's picture Paul Gerrard

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