Convert Management Expectations into Actionable, Measurable Tasks
Parasoft's policy-driven approach guides the organization toward converting expectations into actionable, measurable work tasks. An automated infrastructure runs in the background, orchestrating mandated processes (manual and automated), and continuously monitoring policy compliance. Notifications are generated only when actions don't align with policy expectations. In this way, SDLC tasks are driven to a predictable outcome according to defined industry standards or management's expectations.
While management gets real-time visibility into how the software is being developed, developers gain immediate, objective feedback on whether their work is satisfying expectations. This reduces the need for rework, enabling the team to focus on delivering the expected functionality on time and on budget.
Centralize Project and Task Management
Estimation and planning tools help teams set reasonable goals for the scope and duration of each iteration and release, which helps reduce the risk involved in managing outsourced/distributed software development projects. As business needs evolve, managers can analyze various scenarios to determine the best course of action. And if it ever seems that the project is straying from deadline, budget, functionality, or quality expectations, management is alerted immediately.
Through this task management and monitoring, everyone involved in the project—from management to development to QA—has instant insight into what has been completed, what's in progress, what should be done next, and how much work remains.
Task Distribution and Monitoring
To help the team align its work with business goals, requirements and issues are converted into actionable, measurable work tasks. These are distributed directly to the responsible developer's IDE according to manual assignments or predefined guidelines.
Parasoft Development Testing Platform unobtrusively correlates related tasks and artifacts, as well as tracks how much time is spent working on these items. Management can evaluate the team's current progress and capacity while continuously improve the accuracy of the team's estimations. It also keeps QA well-informed about what's ready for testing. Moreover, it enables change-based testing, which dramatically reduces
Parasoft Test gives teams the industry's broadest spectrum of integrated defect prevention and detection technologies—so it's easier than ever to know when implemented functionality is truly working as expected. With complicated and time-consuming quality tasks automated, the process of delivering consistent project results is simple.
Developers build and validate code according to the team's agreed-upon policies (for static analysis, peer review, unit testing, TDD, etc.). This improves productivity by reducing the amount and difficulty of downstream debugging—and by making code easier to evolve and reuse if business needs change.
QA rapidly constructs end-to-end tests that validate all critical aspects of complex transactions, which may extend through web interfaces, backend services, ESBs, databases, and everything in between. Parasoft covers functional testing, load testing, manual user acceptance testing, and application behavior virtualization.
Concerto supports practices (static analysis, unit testing, runtime error detection, code review) in C, C++, Java, and .NET. For QA, it provides end-to-end functional and load testing for distributed heterogeneous applications (Web, SOA, Cloud).
Outsourced and distributed teams development efforts are commonly fragmented across a variety of build systems, source control systems, testing tools, and so forth. Parasoft Development Testing Platform aggregates and correlates these elements, bridging gaps to provide continuity and facilitate collaboration across the distributed infrastructure.
The platform easily plugs into each site's existing development infrastructure and correlates all key artifacts, from tests, to requirements, to code, to builds, to project tasks—connecting:
- Requirements management systems
- Bug tracking systems
- Source code repositories
- Build management and integration systems
- Test management systems
Even if one development group is using Agile or Scrum, another waterfall, and others somewhere in between (hybrid), Parasoft's flexible interface and robust functionality ensure that each group's unique demands are satisfied.