Agile ALM for Delivering Customer Value: Getting Started

In this first part of a two-part series, Mario Moreira writes that a reasonable application lifecycle management (ALM) product will have a common user interface for utilizing the ALM functionality. It will also include a meta-model and process engine to parse and share information across and amongst the various functions within the ALM framework. These technical needs must be accompanied by a strong business case for delivering higher customer value and new approaches for seamless integration.

Mario Moreira
What Is CM Architecture, Anyway?

In his CM: The Next Generation Series, Joe Farah writes that there are two sides to answering that question. One deals with your CM solution’s architecture, and the other, which may be closely related, deals with the architecture of your tools.

Joe Farah
The Anatomy of a Bug Lifecycle and Some Tools to Improve It

From finding a bug to verifying a fix, software testing calls for the attention of many team members. Learn about some of the tools available to help you improve the efficiency and accuracy of your testing process.

vu nguyen
The Homegrown Tools Syndrome

Test management is a generic process, yet much effort goes into developing tools in house to do this work. Learn the reasons for this phenomenon and suggestions for avoiding it.

Michael Stahl
Arming Advertisers versus Users: Social Media Platforms at Odds`

Twitter and both made headlines recently by taking completely different approaches to reach the same goal: dominance in the world of social media.

Noel Wurst
Driving Efficiency and Effectiveness with Web Analytics and Risk-Based Testing Driving Efficiency and Effectiveness with Web Analytics and Risk-Based Testing

Web analytics can help you deduce, reduce, and prioritize your testing efforts. Learn how to gather and use qualitative and quantitative information about your users and the risks that can threaten your software's success.

Paul Fratellone
Five Ways to Make Test Automation Fail Five Ways to Make Test Automation Fail

Test automation promises much, but it can deliver disastrous results if implemented poorly. Laura Salazar takes a look at five common practices that can cause automation projects to fail.

Laura Salazar
Power of Post-its with Payson Hall

In this article, which originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of the Sticky ToolLook, Payson Hall talks about a helpful, inexpensive brainstorming and project management tool that most of us have close at hand: the sticky note.

Joey McAllister
How to Squeeze the Most Out of Your Automated Testing

Jonathan Lindo describes examples of automated test infrastructure utilizing both open source and traditional, independent-software-vendor-sourced software. In addition, he discusses new techniques for extending the value of automated testing by transforming the process from defect finding to defect resolution by reducing the effort required to document, reproduce, and troubleshoot the defects generated from automated tests.

Jonathan Lindo
Three Components of Effective Defect-Management Systems

Software development teams and software testing teams have numerous defect-management tool choices to help support their software defect efforts. But, selecting and utilizing an effective tool is really only part of an overall defect-management system.

Krishen Kota


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