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Given a choice, development and testing teams would prefer Waterfall over Agile. The main reason for this preference is that the Waterfall method provides stable and documented requirements. It is also less dependent on highly skilled resources and helps provide time for design and quality assurance activities.
Well-known social business platform Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE), has announced its availability in Japan with a new customised, local version of the Jive platform and a dedicated sales team.
Collaborator had established itself as a Review Tool For Project Deliverables Beyond The Code with its last release six months back, with the introduction of capabilities to review not only code but also documents and artefacts.
Moving from traditional way of delivering projects to iterative or agile development, some may say there is no project management within agile development and its all scrum or iteration driven by scrum master. Whoever does it the very concept of project management still applies with a subtle difference.
Telerik has unveiled a significant update to TeamPulse, its Agile Project Management Tool. With the latest updates TeamPulse customers will be able to improve release cycles and deliver greater software on time and on budget due to simplified project management and minimization in the overheads related to daily status monitoring tasks.
Agile project management tools company VersionOne has announced the introduction of a new Portfolio Timeline and enhanced Conversations under its Spring 2013 release.
Rapid Development, Quality Assurance (QA) and Deployment have become key drivers for IT projects to gain a competitive edge and realize financial benefits quickly. This need has driven companies to adopt various new strategies to shorten Development, QA, and Deployment durations. Agile methodology was found to be one such effective approach and most of the companies have started to embrace the same.
Planning, tracking and collaborating on a project can get trickier should there be no use of an appropriate software irrespective of size of project or a business. One such software is Zoho Projects which has seen a big makeover from its current version.
Imagine the number of applications that you have to work today ranging from simple date calendars to helpdesk systems, conference systems, project and task management softwares, emails, office tools and the list can go on. That says that we need integrations to be quite strong for the design of any product so we can use them as we like to simply our lives.
Organizations are seeing a huge benefit adopting to DevOps and Continuous Delivery and a variety of ALM applications have come to light in the recent past supporting the very concept. Serena Software is one of the leading player within the pack and no one better than Mark Slater, regional director for the UK and Ireland at Serena Software to have a quick catch up with.