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Software Change Management: Case Studies and Practical Advice by Donald J. Reifer

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Chapter 7. Industrial Case: Adoption of Agile Methods

Setting the stage

You work for a firm that develops popular software development tools and tool systems that are sold commercially. The wide variety and types of tools being marketed include the following:

  • Browsers

  • Compilers

  • Cost models

  • Debuggers

  • Dynamic analyzers

  • Metrics analyzers

  • Performance analyzers

  • Regression test managers

  • Standards enforcers

  • Static analyzers

  • Test managers

  • Text editors

  • Version control packages

These tools are state of the art and very popular with techies because they automate a wide range of functions they perform when developing software, provide tool system capabilities, operate on the popular platforms, are compatible with the programming languages, and support your organization’s ...

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