Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: May 04, 2017
Business Processes within the enterprise are becoming more and more driven by software systems. Booking flights for a trip or transferring money in a bank account, it’s usually software that makes it happen. Successful software development projects lead to valuable software that improves business processes within an enterprise. These software-based business processes can increase profitability and drive competitive advantage.
Governments have long found it challenging to modernize legacy IT systems. Now comes pressure to offer digital government services. However, which takes priority? The answer is both. But rather than thinking linearly, the smart way is to execute simultaneously by standing a traditional IT approach on its head. Government agencies need to use technology to develop proactive and digital government services, from the outside in, from the perspective of the constituent, while making modernizing adjustments. To be successful, it is critical for government agencies to move beyond traditional development methodologies by adopting an agile development approach. But what are the challenges? How can they modernize massive projects already in the works? In short, how to get there? Download this E-bookand find out where government agencies are falling short and where they can improve regarding digitization.
System administrators and other IT practitioners spend as much as 50% of their time on routine, repetitive tasks. Does the following apply to your organization?
• You go from one server to the next, installing the same package on all of them. It works nine times out of 10, but the tenth time causes a failure ... and you can't identify what went wrong.
• You can't scale. When the business wants to move to the cloud, or asks for faster provisioning of development and test environments, you only have so many hours in the day — and you can't meet everyone's needs.
• You don't have time to get to the work that matters. You spend too much time on routine system management, and can't prepare for the projects that will bring real business value to your team — and customers.
With growing demands from all corners of your organization, you simply can't keep doing it all manually. Download this paper to learn how you can benefit from automation, and how IT infrastructure can become a strategic ass
Pricing needs to support a brand’s overall marketing platform. But is that enough to assure consistency of message throughout the organization? Given the far-reaching influence a price position has on a brand, and how various departments need to be aligned to support that position, an argument can be made for treating pricing as a core competency within the organization.
What does this mean in real terms? Pricing is a day-to-day concern for numerous departments throughout the organization. While marketing might use pricing tactics to grow market share, sales teams chase volume goals, and product development teams lose sleep over the price image each product projects.
In this whitepaper, we describe how executive and IT management can get and maintain control of their company's data architecture to help meet business objectives. We describe the relationship between data integration projects and data architecture concepts and practices. We describe how the business planning and IT development processes that direct and leverage data integration projects depend on tooling. We describe breakthrough ways in which data architects, business analysts, programmers, and business users can collaborate to address their organization's pressing business challenges.
If cloud architectures were human beings, their development stage would fall squarely in the middle of adolescence. Enterprises are at an inflection point with their cloud deployments as they migrate from ad hoc projects to full-fledged, mature, integrated cloud architectures. The discussion around cloud reflects the trepidation and uncertainty that come with adolescence: Cloud advocates express excitement, whereas others voice concern about these developments.
Published By: Quick Base
Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
IT leaders are in a tough spot. Business leaders need help improving processes, but IT needs to focus resources on its own mission-critical innovation projects. Over the past 18 months IT backlogs have risen by 29%, resulting in growing tensions between IT and the business. Across industries, IT leaders are increasingly turning to no-code application development to free themselves from the burden of the backlog.
In this 30-minute webinar, Adam Hoover, Solutions Engineer at Quick Base, Inc. will discuss how a no-code application development platform can enable you to drastically reduce your backlog and keep your team focused on the projects that have the greatest impact. He’ll cover how to identify partnership opportunities between the business and IT – and share three effective models for working together while maintaining high quality across the IT ecosystem.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: Feb 28, 2013
Agile Data Management eliminates the common barriers to successful agile development, reducing both the cost and the risk of short, parallel development projects. This paper discusses common challenges and the technical solutions for addressing them.
As IT departments’ lists of backlogged application development projects keep growing, so does the speed of new development requests from line-of-business personnel. For many IT departments, the speed of business — the speed of requests for additional developments — can’t be met under current practices. This inability to keep pace with critical development requests, supporting timely strategy modifications, seriously impacts an enterprise’s profitability. The solution FICO advocates — one that accounts for budget constraints, legacy operational realities and quality assurance — is to empower line-of-business personnel as Citizen Developers, giving them the right set of technology assets to quickly, safely and cost effectively participate in application development.
There is a significant gap between how manufacturing companies value specific aspects of their project execution and how they judge their performance. Better education in project management methodologies and standalone software tools alone will limit a company’s ability to perform at its highest level. A study by Engineering.com found that a web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution is the best way for a company to fully achieve its best practices.
This white paper shares how a PLM solution with embedded project management can uniquely provide:
• Full alignment between projects and the product portfolio
• Coordination of a project’s schedule, resources and scope
• Automatic real-time status updates of project tasks
• Mitigation of project risks based upon real-time assessment of product development
Benefit from the unique value provided by PLM systems with embedded project management.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 13, 2016
Since it first emerged more than a decade ago, Service Oriented
Architecture (SOA) has been both widely praised as a modern, agile approach to software development and infrastructure architecture as well as dismissed as a colossal waste of time and money.
Missed expectations for many SOA projects led one analyst in 2009 to declare, “SOA is dead.” Far from being dead, however, service oriented architecture is in fact more relevant than ever.
Midsize Aerospace and Aviation manufacturers need to choose a system that quickly delivers the core capabilities they need to streamline product development but also gives them room to grow value over time.
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software can help. It drives better product development performance by managing product-related data, processes and projects. While smaller companies may be able to control, access and share product data with relatively simple Product Data Management (PDM) tools, larger manufacturers rely on full featured PLM systems that help automate processes and share data across global Aerospace and Aviation companies.
A recent study by Engineering.com indicated there is a significant gap between how Industrial Equipment Manufacturing companies value specific aspects of their project execution and how they judge their performance. In order to address the challenging aspects of product development projects, it was determined that projects with a web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution will perform higher.
Learn how PLM solutions with embedded project management can uniquely provide the following operational best practices:
• Full alignment between projects and the product portfolio in order to leverage common technology platforms and launch products to market faster
• Coordination of a project’s schedule and resources, with its scope as defined by requirements and development constraints, in order to meet market expectations
• Automatic project task updates as development work is completed to provide a real-time understanding of project status and progress
Join Forrester Vice President & Principal Analyst Jeffrey Hammond for an examination of the choices developers are making, trends in programming language adoption, adoption of frameworks, and how development projects are moving to the cloud.
This whitepaper outlines a way for organizations to build a modern framework for managing distributed teams that overcomes the structural challenges of working across far-flung locations, and ensures projects come in as expected—on time, on budget and on target with business goals. This framework reuses your existing development infrastructure to restore visibility and empowered decision making within your globally distributed software development projects.
Software development projects have a long and storied history of failure. In fact, 82% of projects today run late, while errors cost 80% of the average project budget to fix (The Standish Group). Certainly no other business process today is allowed to endure this sort of failure. But software development is often left to chance, despite the significant cost and importance of the process.
Doug Gold, chief financial officer of CoreObjects, a Los Angeles-based product development company with multiple locations across India, talks about how his company is overcoming the challenges of visibility and control within distributed software development projects.
This white paper examines key challenges to software development and discusses how companies can leverage best practices and IBM Rational solutions to more profitably and effectively develop software for safety-critical projects while complying with the DO-178C standard.
This paper argues that requirements management can bring significant value to agile development in regulated IT and complex product development projects, and sets out the characteristics of an effective requirements management approach in an agile environment.
To gain insight into successful mobile application development practices today, the IBM CAI surveyed 585 developers and development managers from nine countries. How do some projects deliver great applications? The secret lies in having the right team and the right approach.
The clear benefits of agile development—better collaboration, incremental delivery, early error detection and the elimination of unnecessary work—have made it the default approach for many teams. Agile methods are also being adopted by systems engineering teams to deliver the same benefits. Some developers have questioned whether requirements fall into the category of unnecessary work, and can be cut down or even completely eliminated. Meanwhile, teams developing complex products, systems and regulated IT continue to have requirements-driven legacy processes.
So how does requirements management fit in an agile world? This paper argues that requirements management can bring significant value to agile development in regulated IT and complex product development projects, and sets out the characteristics of an effective requirements management approach in an agile environment.