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Archives for April, 2010


Rally Expands Offering With Acquisition of AgileZen

by Thomas Murphy  |  April 14, 2010  |  4 Comments

Over the past few years we have seen a solid growth in the number of companies using Agile development methods.  From the ALM viewpoint Agile is one of the drivers for companies to acquire new tools.  Rally Software has played well in this market with their SaaS delivered solutions supporting Scrum.  Generally this market has [...]

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Category: Agile ALM     Tags:

Who Buys ALM?

by Thomas Murphy  |  April 12, 2010  |  2 Comments

ALM (application life-cycle management) continues to be an important trend in the market with a large number of vendors delivering ALM strategies and tools.  It is important enough and large enough that we will migrate this year from producing a Marketscope for ALM to producing a Magic Quadrant.  However, it continues to be a challenging [...]

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Developers play a roll in quality but must be compensated for it

by Thomas Murphy  |  April 9, 2010  |  5 Comments

As organizations begin to absorb Agile development methods they will see that there are lots of great tasks for developers to perform generally all which result in better quality code sooner in the life-cycle.  Practices such as mandatory unit tests or test driven development (TDD), code reviews, static analysis, etc. are all great but they [...]

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Category: Agile Testing     Tags:

Crowd Testing Options Expand

by Thomas Murphy  |  April 5, 2010  |  3 Comments

uTest has owned the crowd-sourced testing market for the past few years building out an alternative to traditional outsourcing.  The market has recently expanded with the Test Crowd, a UK-based organization that was founded by a former freelance tester.  The primary differences in the new organization is it follows a traditional hourly rate model £30 [...]

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Test COE == ROI?

by Thomas Murphy  |  April 4, 2010  |  7 Comments

A common question currently is something along these lines: “If we shift to a Testing COE, what will be the ROI?”  This is understandable given two primary related drivers: Testing is often seen as a bottleneck and a desire to drive overall AD efficiency.  The challenge is that any ROI will be dependent on the [...]

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