Learn how Software Analysis evaluates the reliability, security, efficiency, maintainability software IT vendor deliverables. Forward-looking IT Sourcing, Contracting, Vendor Management, VMO, IT Finance professionals are leveraging software analytics to greatly improve the maturity in vendor-client relationships. Learn how to take these 8 steps to improve sourcing governance.
Learn how the Lean practices pioneered in the Toyota Production System apply to Application Development, DevOps, and Agile practices to delivery software. Applying Lean decreases application total cost of ownership and improves business responsiveness and operational dependability.
CAST research provides benchmarks on the structural quality of ABAP, the language used for customizing applications developed in SAP. The report provides benchmarks by industry sectors and geography. The report analyzes the frequency of severe violations to better understand remediation strategies for improving ABAP / SAP structural quality, performance, security and resiliency.
We’ve analyzed more than 1,850 applications to better understand how application development and delivery practices impact IT and organizational performance.
We've looked at development methods, team maturity and size, sourcing and confirmed that we are doing some things right – but we still have some things to improve.
This CAST report on global trends of structural quality of Insurance industry applications provides insight and benchmarks useful for IT executives. Detailed within are trends for five structural quality characteristics, or health factors, including Robustness, Security, Efficiency, Transferability and Changeability. The report includes industry insights on Insurance technology challenges and opportunities from CGI.
Industry analysis on the global trends in Financial Services market’s structural quality of software. This report highlights trends in five structural quality characteristics, or health factors - Robustness, Security, Efficiency, Transferability, and Changeability. Industry benchmark and trends analysis by technology, geography and more.
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.