This report highlights the need to bring virtualization technology to the pre-production portion of the software lifecycle to provide developers and testers with production-like environments on-demand. The five technologies highlighted in the report include:
Additionally this report includes analysis of the following vendors:
Each and every software defect adds unplanned work—essentially rework—to the schedule. IT must tackle rework head on to determine the most appropriate areas for improvement, investment, and increased quality.
This report provides cost of rework models for Agile and non-Agile projects and recommends ways to test earlier to reduce rework and its cost. Learn how to reduce the cost of rework in development and testing to help prevent catastrophic defects from occurring in production.
voke surveyed over 200 participants from diverse technology and non technology companies about their use of Agile development and the results they experienced. This report presents and analyzes their responses about the use, general perceptions, challenges, and benefits of Agile. This analysis provides organizations a context for evaluating whether or not to participate in the Agile movement, and identifying how, when, or whether or not Agile practices make sense for their organizations.
The concept of the Cost of Quality, that is, the cost of rework to remove defects, is that the later in the lifecycle a defect is identified, the more expensive it is to resolve the issue. With its shift in requirements ownership from the business to developers who will discover requirements through changes to the source code, the Agile movement is effectively pushing requirements definition to later in the lifecycle. Applying models for the cost of rework to Agile projects reveals the hidden costs of the late definition of requirements. This report provides economic models for evaluating project results and selecting the most appropriate practices.
In 2012, voke published economic models to evaluate the hidden costs of software projects. Our key findings show that since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2009, the average cost of software projects is rising dramatically, this is in spite of smaller teams working shorter durations. At the same time, rework costs remain high or unknown and high profile software failures continue to make headlines daily.
Organizations must understand how defects create a hidden cost of rework in every software project and how these costs manifest differently in Agile and Non-Agile projects. Given the impact of catastrophic software failures on the brand, we should be witnessing a movement toward increased quality, not a reactionary call for more testing after the software has shipped.
Software engineering professionals are familiar with the concept of Cost of Quality, or more specifically, the cost involved with removing defects, essentially the cost of “rework.” The premise of this concept is that the later in the lifecycle a defect is identified, the more expensive it is to resolve the issue.
Most importantly, understand the business risks of prioritizing schedule to the exclusion of quality and ultimately cost. Empower your test organization to protect your brand from catastrophic failures.
Parasoft is a company with powerful technology. It is committed to giving developers and testers the most realistic and complete environment possible by leveraging lifecycle virtualization solutions.
Download the 2016 Market Mover Array™ Report: Lifecycle Virtualization to read voke's analysis of Parasoft and see how the company's solutions enhance the software lifecycle by reducing defects, lowering costs, speeding time to market, and increasing customer satisfaction.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) delivers four of the most common lifecycle virtualization solutions through its own technology and delivers the fifth through partner integration. HPE, the go-to vendor for testers for many years, is establishing itself as a serious vendor in the lifecycle virtualization category.
Download the 2016 Market Mover Array™ Report: Lifecycle Virtualization to read voke's analysis of HPE and see how the company's solutions enhance the software lifecycle by reducing defects, lowering costs, speeding time to market, and increasing customer satisfaction.
CA is an established vendor in the service virtualization segment and an early proponent of the technology. The company continues to innovate in the lifecycle virtualization market with its service, test data, and defect virtualization offerings.
Download the 2016 Market Mover Array™ Report: Lifecycle Virtualization to read voke's analysis of CA and see how the company's solutions enhance the software lifecycle by reducing defects, lowering costs, speeding time to market, and increasing customer satisfaction.