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BLM: Buzzword Life Cycle Management
The management of buzzwords represents a significant area of improvement for both the buzzword users (BU) and the buzzword consumers (BC). Buzzword life cycle

irced2 cycle  defined by the well-known IRCED2 cycle. I Invention Buzzwords are not discovered, they are invented. They do not occur in nature, only in the minds of a select group of people, the buzzword creation resource (BCR), typically located in the marketing department of the BU. The motivation of the BCR is pure—driven by financial considerations. A good buzzword will one-up the competition, sell more books, and allow the recycling of old reports with new covers. BUs have put significant BCR in place to build

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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