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Realize full potential of agile ALM with customer collaboration
This article is part of the ALM and Agile Strategies issue of May 2012, Vol. 1 Iss. 2
Thanks to collaborative features in ALM tools, software teams can now connect with customers as well as communicate more effectively internally. Let’s take a look at how requirements management in agile ALM environments is allowing for strong collaboration throughout the lifecycle. In traditional Waterfall development environments, requirements are documented in lengthy tomes that must be complete and approved before a line of code is written. Just when the team thinks the requirements have all been approved, a lengthy change is suggested, requiring a re-review from everyone. And despite the attempt at freezing requirements once the document has finally been approved, changes are invariably needed throughout the lifecycle, causing scope creep and schedule delays. Those who have been through this tedious process recognize that unless there is communication and collaboration throughout the entire lifecycle, like a game of “gossip,” the end product is going to look very different from what was expected. But any changes that are ...
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A strong customer collaboration strategy can turn your high potential ALM team into a high-value delivery team. These Agile ALM collaboration tactics can help managers work with their customers and stakeholders to define solid requirements and to be responsive to change.
SCM, which refers to both software change management and software configuration management, is often thought of as the heart of application lifecycle management. In this article, Crystal Bedell looks at current challenges and updates you on the latest trends so that your organization can best take advantage of SCM.
In this tip, author and consultant Steffan Surdek will tell you the about the best communication tools for distributed development teams.
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Enterprise software development and management can involve coordination of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people and processes. Is it any wonder communication and collaboration is so difficult?