Archive for the 'Quality Management' Category

Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi Is Tool-Supported Test Management Profitable?

08/18/2008 by Marco Gerussi

Every software project targets at providing high-quality software within the frame of a cost and time schedule. tool-based IT test management usually accompanies the whole software development process and partly adds to reaching this goal. This includes tasks like requirements management, test planning, test design, test execution, test evaluation as well as a superordinate defects management.

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein E2E SAP Testing – Halfway Under Control?

08/05/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

In many blogs, we have discussed the deficiencies in SAP testing. Changes to an existing system are the order of the day. Again and again, errors are corrected, customizing and programs must be adapted, new functions are rolled out. Also, technical changes as hot fixes and service packs must be installed, as well as upgrades. In view of the large number of changes, problems with testing is not want you really want. But most SAP customers have come to terms with it, solving retroactively the problems involved with rolling out badly or incompletely tested changes – amidst the applause of the business. This is quite an effort, but still considered a more sensible approach than testing the whole software system.

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein HP BTO Software Centers – Overview

07/24/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

HP offers a number of BTO Centers. These software packages support in the context of a BTO strategy specific phases of the application lifecycle. The following overview is meant to shed light on the HP BTO jungle.

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein Forrester: HP is Number 1 for Functional Testing

07/14/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

According to then most recent Forrester Wave Report dating July 8, 2008 on Functional Testing solutions HP clearly keeps on leading this market.

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Michael LoebbertMichael Loebbert A Strategy is a Story

07/02/2008 by Michael Loebbert

As a reminder of what a strategy is and what it should provide:

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein Business and IT – Change Impact Must Be Managed

04/17/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

Continuously growing system complexity
Nowadays, existing IT systems cover more or less the complete business processes. In most cases, strategic decisions to buy commercial software  – instead of making software – are in place. New developments of complete business systems are the exception to the rule. Against the background of this situation, a new concept of developing applications is required: It is no longer build-centric, but rather change-centric, also see item #4 in the Blog written by Niel Roberston, CTO at ALM-vendor Newmerix.

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Fritz MosonyiFritz Mosonyi Put your mind at ease even when SAP support packs roll out

04/01/2008 by Fritz Mosonyi

Typical Situation
Installing SAP support packs is always quite a challenge. Which parts of the SAP-supported business processes are really affected? What exactly should be tested? Are there any own developments affected? What is the amount of resources required for testing and interventions? These are just some of the possible questions. Unfortunately, they normally can not even be answered so that in practice, the only secure option is “to test everything”. The effort involved in that, however, would be simply impracticable.

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Dietmar WettachDietmar Wettach Only Motivated Users Make IT Projects Successful

04/01/2008 by Dietmar Wettach

The introduction of a new IT solution entails a large deal of different changes. New roles and responsibilities must be defined, supported by additional new software. An early integration of the future users is of great importance, but very often, there is not enough attention paid to it.

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Daniel SchubigerDaniel Schubiger End of an Exception: Quality Management Integrates SAP

03/04/2008 by Daniel Schubiger

For testing SAP solutions, we used to depend on experts with specialized ABAP or JAVA know-how. Consistent testing of processes beyond SAP systems was quite a challenge.

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein Application Management Reduces SAP Costs

03/04/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

In the context of large commercial software installations, the opportunity to reduce costs in the long run – all through the life cycle of the systems – is tremendous. Four fields of Application Management, pragmatically introduced and applied, are able to substantially contribute to this potential benefit.

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