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AADi Summit 2013

by Thomas Murphy  |  November 30, 2013  |  Submit a Comment

As much as I dislike Las Vegas, I am excited for the Gartner’s annual Dev conference and look forward to meeting with our clients. I am going to be trying out some new data collection techniques and will also spin up a new survey on testing tool use. This will include in session polling using […]

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Microsoft launches VS 2013 – but wait, there’s more

by Thomas Murphy  |  November 13, 2013  |  1 Comment

Microsoft launched its 2013 suite of development tools today and it made me think over the evolution of development environments, from tools focused on making individuals productive to tools that enable teams to work together effectively. Now as we move into a world focused on devices and services, Microsoft has advanced the art of the […]

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Requirement Tool Adoption Still Lags

by Thomas Murphy  |  October 10, 2012  |  1 Comment

As part of our research for the Integrated Quality Suites Magic Quadrant we have been looking at how people spend time in testing, the types of development processes and team structures used and I thought I would share one slice of that here.  We ask what types of tools are being used for capturing various […]

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Accurev enables GIT

by Thomas Murphy  |  January 31, 2012  |  2 Comments

DVCS has become a popular trend in agile development with many open source projects making use of GIT and Mercurial and other vendors offering DVCS like function (see Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2011) but they are still a bit too on the edge for most enterprise use.  Concerns about security, a still emerging toolset […]


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Should we stop using the term ALM?

by Thomas Murphy  |  December 2, 2011  |  7 Comments

For a long time, (a really long time) the term Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) has bothered me.  Why, because what we typically call ALM tools are tools that govern the development and delivery of a software project and that is only part of the life-cycle of an application.  To really be ALM you would need […]


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AADI 2011

by Thomas Murphy  |  November 30, 2011  |  Submit a Comment

Gartner’s Application Architecture, Development and Integration Summit conference began yesterday ( with over 1000 attendees and an agenda full of great presentations.  This year there Cloud Computing is a major theme and I will be presenting along with Jim Duggan today on the affect that Cloud is having on AD and ALM.  We will talk […]

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Taking Agile to Heart – at the Management Layer

by Thomas Murphy  |  June 17, 2011  |  1 Comment

I have been to lots of daily stand-up meetings in many different companies.  It is great to see how different Scrum teams work and fit agile practices into their culture and to their needs.  I saw a more unique instance this week on a visit to Rally Software.  This wasn’t the traditional development team stand-up […]

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Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites

by Thomas Murphy  |  January 31, 2011  |  2 Comments

We published the updated MQ for Integrated Software Quality Suites today (see ) after several months of work with vendors, users, and community review.  This document focuses on vendors who provide (or are working to provide) a complete set of tools for primarily driving the software testing process including test case management, defect management, […]


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Quick Scrum intro video

by Thomas Murphy  |  September 20, 2010  |  Submit a Comment

Axosoft has produced a nice 10 minute intro to scrum that describes the core processes without being a vendor tool pitch. If you are trying to explain or understand the basics of the approach this is a great overview.

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SAP Broadens ALM Partner Reach

by Thomas Murphy  |  June 9, 2010  |  1 Comment

SAP had its first significant life-cycle partnership  a couple years ago with HP providing a more robust set of tools for managing testing activities to beef up their own capabilities.  Now with that relationship well established they are extending to support additional companies.  Coming next quarter will be tools that integrate between SAP’s Solution Manager […]

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