Cutter Consortium paper about how digital leaders drive down business risks borne from complex software. Cutter shows how industrializing software risk management unleashes organizational intelligence to improve application delivery, while ensuring business risk is baked out of applications, putting both human and software intelligence to their best use.
To improve transparency, companies are using software analysis tools to evaluate externally developed code and ensure that it meets certain coding and productivity standards. This report is for forward-looking IT Sourcing, Contracting, Vendor Management, VMO, IT Finance professionals looking to greatly improve the maturity in vendor-client relationships.
Failure to consider quality requirements results in Technical Debt — the need to rework something in the future based on your failure to pay for it now. Software analysis tools, such as CAST, mine source code to uncover errors, development shortcuts, and complexity all of which contribute to Technical Debt.
Read exclusive analysis from Andy Kyte, Gartner VP and Fellow, on the systemic risk in the typical application portfolio caused by the accumulation of Technical Debt.
Many organizations use risk management to mitigate delivery risk, typically at the expense of application quality. Learn about the importance of focusing on application structural quality to reduce business disruption risk in this Gartner-CAST paper
Gartner Research’s paper on improving application services contracting. “Organization’s that outsources custom development should care about CAST, which has become the de facto standard for measuring the quality and productivity of vendor deliveries.” Paper is relevant to IT Sourcing, Contracting, Vendor Management, VMO, and IT Finance professionals.
A formal approach to quality management is needed that recognizes the key dimensions of quality (Stakeholders, Technical Quality, Functional Quality), and a set of measures that enable the organization to identify areas for improvement and focus on the specific changes that they can make successfully.
This paper features Gartner research and related content from CAST, detailing the three main focus areas to implement a successful SAM program with your vendors, as well as a client example of a large telecom firm that used SAM to lower IT costs and gain visibility into vendor performance.
This paper, featuring Gartner research and related content from CAST, delivers recommendations to successfully execute a lightweight, sustainable portfolio analysis that improves overall software risk management, whether applications are managed in-house or by vendors.
Ovum research on the CAST Application Intelligence Platform. This research is a thorough review of CAST AIP, with some comments about its strengths in providing in-depth, holistic view of all application component interactions, for assessment of integration issues as well as simple code quality and complexity analysis.