Getting Business Requirements Right: Fixing the Highest-leverage Stages in the System Development Life Cycle

The later in the system development life cycle (SDLC) major errors are discovered, the more expensive it is to fix them. In fact, errors in released software are up to 80 times more expensive to fix than defects in the specification stage. That’s why you should adopt a methodology that brings the early stages of the SDLC up to a high level of maturity, in a way that’s consistent, proven, and optimized for success.

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Three Types of Field Service Scheduling Software

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Must-have ERP Features for the Automotive Industry

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Migration from IBM Rational Application Developer to MyEclipse Blue Edition

Why would a company choose to migrate its development tools? And if the migration is decided upon, how can this be done easily and effectively? Get answers to these questions, and explore the concerns and issues surrounding migration of your development environment, using IBM’s Rational Application Developer (RAD) as an example of a current tool and MyEclipse Blue Edition from Genuitec as an example of a new tool. Read More

Running and Optimizing the Business of IT: The SAP Best-practices Approach

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