Application Lifecycle Management

  • July 08, 2011 08 Jul'11

    Application performance management with author Michael J. Sydor

    Application performance management (APM) is an important and complex piece of software development. In his book, APM best practices: Realizing Application Performance Management, Michael J. Sydor ...

  • June 23, 2011 23 Jun'11

    The difficulties of managing change

    What do you think of when you hear the words "change management?" Do you think about big organizational change and the processes needed to help gain acceptance? Do you think of managing ...

  • June 23, 2011 23 Jun'11

    ALM survey shows release management to be top use of ALM

    Vendors are actively coming up with new Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions for organizations doing software development. Are they hitting the mark? Results are out today from a recent ...

  • June 22, 2011 22 Jun'11

    C/C++ developers: New training options for secure coding

    Software developers face ongoing changes and challenges when it comes to ensuring their coding is secure, particularly since so many applications are now vulnerable to attacks from the farthest ...

  • June 20, 2011 20 Jun'11

    Testers integrating with development team in the Agile lifecycle

    One of the differences between a traditional software development lifecycle and an Agile lifecycle is not just how developers, business people and testers collaborate, but when they collaborate. In ...

  • June 17, 2011 17 Jun'11

    Where do managers fit in an Agile world?

    Do self-directed teams need managers? One of the sessions I attended at the recent Agile Development Practices West conference dealt with the role of the manager in Agile development. The session, ...

  • June 09, 2011 09 Jun'11

    What happens in Vegas...

      ...ends up on -- at least when what's happening in Vegas is a software quality conference. Last week SQE's Agile Development Practices West and Better Software ...

  • June 09, 2011 09 Jun'11

    Linda Rising at ADP West: Deception and estimating

    "Every conference should have a weird talk," began Linda Rising at the Agile Development West keynote this morning. "No one wants to talk about deficiencies in their brains." I guess it should be ...

  • June 08, 2011 08 Jun'11

    Lyssa Adkins: What happens when an Agile team plateaus?

    Many people have trouble with Agile transition and all the changes that can occur. Others have mastered the transition, seen improvements, but then hit a plateau, or even what might be seen as a ...

  • June 08, 2011 08 Jun'11

    George Dinwiddie on cultural change

    One of the really cool things about attending software and QA conferences is having the opportunity to sit face to face with many of the authors and industry leaders who I've read about or ...

  • June 08, 2011 08 Jun'11

    Ellen Gottesdiener: Requirements management in Agile vs. traditional

    We all know that the requirements portion of the development life cycle can be a huge challenge. People often say that Agile development allows for more flexibility with requirements, but how are ...

  • June 08, 2011 08 Jun'11

    Geoff Bellman at ADP West keynote: Extraordinary groups

    I'm here at Agile Development Practices West in Las Vegas, once again learning from and chatting with some of our industry's great leaders. The morning keynote was given by Geoff Bellman, who has ...

  • June 02, 2011 02 Jun'11

    The complexities of developing Agile embedded software

    Developing traditional software applications is difficult enough. Developing embedded software systems, applications that run on specialized devices, adds an additional layer of complication. In ...

  • May 12, 2011 12 May'11

    Educational opportunities for software quality and test professionals

    I've often heard people express concern about the lack of educational resources available for software testers. Industry leaders like Cem Kaner and Tom Delmonte have been leading efforts ...

  • May 11, 2011 11 May'11

    uTest takes crowdsourcing to the next level: Community management

    Crowdsource test group uTest announced Wednesday three new programs that will both provide opportunities for leaders and for those who want to enhance their professional development skills: ...