This quality management thought leadership series explores the delivery of enduring quality in product, systems and software delivery and the challenges and opportunities presented by today's marketplace.
Market conditions demand constant agility and innovation in product and software development—with projects predictably delivered to market in minimum time and at minimum cost whilst adhering to compliance mandates and meeting quality expectations. Success is measured in dollars, customer satisfaction and market share where failure can quickly destroy hard-won brand equity.
Read the papers in this quality management thought leadership series to learn more about the ways in which IBM Rational Quality Management is working to help you achieve greater value and performance at less cost from your investments in product, systems and software delivery.
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"Software quality optimization: balancing business transformation and risk"
Co-authors Moshe Cohen and Michael Lundblad examine the delicate balance in managing business transformation versus risk, why the paradigm shift is occurring and how best-in-class clients of IBM are stepping out in front to face and overachieve in software time-to-market, cost reduction and improved software quality.
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“Value-driven quality management for complex systems: six strategies for reducing cost and risk”
For companies whose business outcomes hinge on software working correctly, quality management is vital to success. At the same time, software quality efforts traditionally have been seen as add-on costs to development activities. This paper looks at quality management strategies which deliver a positive operational return on investment, improving quality whilst reducing cost and risk.
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“A lifecycle approach to systems quality: because you can't test in quality at the end.”
While advanced, innovative functionality is a key differentiator in market for complex products and systems, quality is now a critical part of the “price of entry.” To succeed, quality must be a guiding principle driving each stage of the lifecycle. Co-authors Moshe Cohen and Jon Chard look at approaches to effectively integrate quality into lifecycle activities and the potential this can deliver for project outcomes.
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"When am I done testing?"
Authors Murray Cantor, Michael Lundblad, Avik Sinha and Clay Williams present an innovative framework for balancing release risk against the cost of continued testing, providing answers to questions such as: "Will further testing cost more than it is worth?" , "Is the software ready for release?" and "How do we know when we're done testing?"
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"The automation evolution. An analysis of the evolution of automation in software quality management"
As software has transformed from stand-alone applications to a ubiquitous and essential element of the products and systems that power our everyday lives, there's a greater need to ensure application quality. Brian Bryson examines the benefits of quality management automation, the progression of its adoption and future opportunities for expanding it.
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"Build your bottom line: Drive innovation with a collaborative requirements-driven quality solution."
Software is becoming the invisible thread that enables innovative services and products Co-authors Lisa Buckley and Alice Cockrum examine collaboration as a force multiplier that can help organizations not only better manage product and software delivery but also help drive ongoing innovation to build the bottom line.
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