AccuRev, Inc., the leading provider of best-of-breed tools for managing the software development process, today released “Top 5 Software Development Process Challenges” which discusses best practices for managing the top software development process challenges facing enterprise software development teams. The white paper provides enterprise teams with a framework for leveraging advanced Software Configuration Management (SCM) tools to dramatically accelerate the software development process and improve software quality.
“A process framework consisting of project management, technical practices and supporting tools is essential to optimize the software development process and SCM systems provide the foundation,” said Chris Lucca, Technical Marketing Manager at AccuRev. “The process framework and SCM best practices AccuRev has developed are designed to help development teams gain maximum throughput while also improving software quality.”
The Top 5 Software Development Process Challenges that AccuRev has seen enterprise developers face include:
1. Getting to “done” within each stage of the development process
Stories, bugs and requirements drive the development process, but linkage between these items and the location of code changes are often lacking with traditional SCM practices and implementations. These links are critical for tracking an issue back to a planning tool so that developers can complete the issue, confirm that they are “done” and move on to the next stage.
2. The complexity of managing software changes
Software development teams today are distributed and work in parallel, releasing software at different cadences and schedules. Code changes must be merged, integrated and tested frequently – often on a daily basis. Traditional SCM practices and implementations require you to solve this multi-team coordination by having everyone working on a single baseline, significantly hindering production.
3. Attaining rapid release cycles
Software developers today are under tremendous pressure to deliver more quickly, with great accuracy and faster time to market. Traditional branching and merging approaches won’t cut it when developers must deliver code every month, week or on a daily basis.
4. Remote and outsourced teams
Distributed development teams are the rule, not the exception these days, adding layers of complexity to security, auditing and integration processes.
5. Scaling and code sharing among Agile and non-Agile teams
According to Gartner Research, a small percentage of development teams are truly Agile today. Most enterprises and development organizations use a variety of processes and methodologies, creating challenges when it comes to sharing code, issues and visibility into each other’s work.
Developers can access solutions to these problems, more detailed information, and graphical illustrations of these solutions by downloading the Top 5 Development Process Challenges at accurev.com/.
About AccuRev, Inc.
AccuRev (accurev.com) offers solutions that optimize, automate, and accelerate the software development process for organizations using Agile, waterfall, or hybrid development process models. Our award-winning product, AccuRev SCM Enterprise Edition, a Software Configuration Management solution, allows development teams to increase throughput and release higher quality software. Our customers benefit from integrated professional services for consulting, deployment and training. AccuRev is used by over 600 enterprises worldwide including American Airlines, Ford Motor Company, Lockheed Martin, Orbitz, Texas Instruments, Thomson Financial, and Verizon Wireless.
AccuRev, Inc. is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts and is privately held. To learn more about AccuRev, visit the website or call 1-781-861-8700 (US and Canada), and 1-800-383-8170 (Outside North America).