The Distributed Application Process will help you harness the power of an object oriented (OO) design approach, OO implementation tools and distributed computing technologies to build business systems based on user-friendly interfaces, tiered architectures, shared data, reusable components and incremental upgrades to functionality. Distributed computing systems are easily scalable to accommodate business growth and enable users to be productive quickly with each release.
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The Need for Speed - The Rapid Application Development process delivers a system very quickly by focusing on implementing a single business system design area, a prioritized subset of the set of business areas that comprise the enterprise as a whole. The RAD approach is most suitable for small, focused projects with well-defined data and feasible technical architecture requirements. RAD optimizes project speed through such management techniques as prototyping, timeboxing and iterative development.
No matter how large or small your enterprise, you need a coherent strategy for incorporating E-commerce into your business model. In Exploring E-commerce, Global E-business, and E-societies, two of IBM's top E-commerce experts address every critical business, competitive, and technological challenge you face in defining and implementing your optimal E-commerce strategy. Discover how your company can leverage the key enablers of E-commerce -- and take full advantage of the dramatic changes the Internet is driving throughout society. Coverage includes: E-business value chain management, E-business intelligence; new techniques for anticipating your customers' needs and desires, design quality, and E-business models for financial services, manufacturing, and other key markets.
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To survive in today's turbulent e-business world, software project teams must exhibit adaptability, speed, and collaboration. Adaptive Software Development is targeted at software teams where competition creates extreme pressure on the delivery process.
Learn the principles in harnessing change as a competitive advantage.
Improved deliverable! The new CIS system isn't ready for prime time until business users have tested it. This plan provides guidance on the how, who, when, where, why and what of acceptance testing.
"The Capability Maturity Model for Software (CMM or SW-CMM) is a model for judging the maturity of the software processes of an organization and for identifying the key practices that are required to increase the maturity of these processes." Sounds easy enough, right? But there's more to it. Through this site, you can learn not only the basics of this model, but how the CMM can be integrated and what it means for software engineers.
Transition from the old to new customer information system without killing your business. This presentation outlines the technical and business components of a transition plan.
Get the right people to buy into your project. A communications plan will keep everyone informed and involved through every stage.
Planning a project necessitates analyzing your client's business and determining system requirements based on business structure. What business areas will be addressed, how do they translate to functionality, and how is that functionality prioritized? Start with an organizational mapping of business areas to functions, like this example from the insurance/finance industry.