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person removing a piece of the pie 6 Traits to Seek in an Outsourced Product Development Partner

Lower costs, specialized designers, and rare skills sets are among the reasons companies consider working with outsourced product developers. But there are differences between working with these vendors versus the traditional enterprise software solution vendors you may be used to. Here are six qualities to look for when making your selection.

Kaushal Amin
hand pointing at gears Application Lifecycle Management Approaches for Modern Software Delivery

Application lifecycle management shouldn’t enforce existing IT and software delivery environments; the idea is to integrate as many tools and processes as possible into a unified workflow. The ALM journey continues forward, and, as technical and process trends come and go, the core principles are perhaps more relevant than ever.

Flint Brenton
mind map diagram Using Mind Maps to Create Comprehensive Test Plans in Your ALM

Mind maps work well for planning the test strategy and monitoring project status. Mind-mapping software makes all this easy, and the visual presentation keeps everyone in the loop. Ritinder Kaur shows how mind maps can communicate ideas clearly and help you execute them exactly to create a comprehensive test plan.

Ritinder Kaur
myth vs. truth sign Fear Not: DevOps Is Not Killing the Operations Engineer

Development and operations have fundamentally different goals, so some people are wary about how they can collaborate in DevOps. With increased automation and continuous delivery, operations engineers in particular are worried their responsibilities will become obsolete. Not true! DevOps actually creates opportunities for everyone to benefit.

Anuj Kumar Sharma
lifecycle circle Using Agile Application Lifecycle Management to Streamline Status Accounting

Status accounting is following the evolution of a configuration item through its lifecycle. Using application lifecycle management along with agile helps prevent mistakes, but lets you have the minimum amount of red tape; the team achieves an acceptable velocity without being unduly burdened with too much process.

Bob Aiello
silo falling down How to Break Down Silos to Build the Perfect DevOps Team

A degree of specialization is essential in every company, but it can lead to dangerous divisions and an outdated structure. Breaking down your silos initiates the cultural change that’s required to build an effective DevOps team and fully realize the potential benefits of everyone’s talents.

Andrew Phillips
welcome mat Accepting the Tester into the DevOps Fold

Today’s tester has moved upstream, along with the test processes, where he is involved right from the product design stages. This can create great opportunities for the team to bond, but if not handled well, it can become a breeding ground for strained relations. Adopting DevOps means promoting collaboration.

Rajini Padmanaban
team holding hands Understanding Culture and Agile Application Lifecycle Management

While the technical complexity of real-world ALM may be substantial, sometimes the people issues present even more complex challenges. Being able to understand the personalities and work culture of the folks doing the work can help you implement ALM in a comprehensive and effective way.

Leslie Sachs
gap between two teams Business and Development: Working Together to Build Better Products

Business stakeholders and DevOps teams both have to take an active approach to app development, but neither faction should have to change practices and processes in order to get their needs across. Investing the time to establish communication between these teams will drive delivery of the applications customers demand.

Renato Quedas
notification icon Considering User Experience when Testing Push Notifications in Messaging Apps

The functionality of a messenger app's push notifications is expected to be the same regardless of the device or OS being used. This article discusses how testing these notifications involves keeping in mind the different states of the device and the app, and why the functional configuration audit is just as important as the physical.

Ritinder Kaur

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