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Software Development Archetypes - What's Yours?
Forrester talks to software development professionals at hundreds of companies every year. And while each development shop has its own unique characteristics, they see recurring patterns that help predict a development organization's capabilities. Forrester distills these patterns into three development archetypes, each characterized by a distinct approach to staffing, structure, processes, and technologies and each exhibiting very different development cultures.
The Seven Qualities of Wildly Desirable Software
Great software applications seldom happen by accident: Wise design decisions are the key. Yet many application development teams only design for one, two, or three of these qualities, and others have strayed from design altogether as teams, distracted by shiny new technologies, methodologies, and platforms, fail to engage design principles and talent effectively. Organizations must respond by rising above mediocrity to deliver great software, and to achieve this, they must balance design to provide seven key qualities: user experience, availability, performance, scalability, adaptability, security, and economy.
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