Online Self-Assessment Tool Helps Developers Identify Critical Improvement Opportunities

Software organizations can use Online Application Value Profile tool to make strategic and continuous improvements.

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A lack of pragmatic software development life cycle (SDLC) project models is often identified as the root cause of IT project failures in organizations across industries and geographies. To address this, Micro Focus, an enterprise application modernization, testing, and management solutions provider, has released its Online Application Value Profile (AVP). The online self-assessment tool helps software organizations start making strategic and continuous improvements to the SDLC.

As pressures mount on organizations to increase productivity and understand potential return on investment for a project, software development teams are fighting pressures to produce more software, increase quality, and meet rigid schedules while controlling or reducing costs. The implications of these constraints on process and efficiency present formidable challenges for teams, as evidenced by a recent report from The Standish Group that found that despite the methodologies and tools thrown at the problem, 63 percent of projects are late, over budget, or fail completely.

The AVP’s unique methodology for profiling and analyzing an organization’s software development life cycle relative to the business expectations facing the software development group provides an opportunity to examine all potential improvement opportunities and then prioritize and isolate a few practices to focus on initially. After completing the online profile, users are presented with a free PDF report that details peer comparisons around technology maturity, a profile of critical performance indicators, and recommendations for the next steps to help continue the application value path.

The complimentary Application Value Profile from Micro Focus is an objective analysis that helps organizations identify improvement opportunities to ensure maximum return from their software development and testing investments. It probes into an organization’s business issues and processes in project management, requirements management, change and configuration management and quality management.

The AVP provides a strategy for improving development and testing capability and estimating the potential business value of change. The AVP’s pragmatic approach is transparent and its insights provide a basis for developing a concrete, achievable plan for improvement.

More information is available here.