Borland Moves Toward Software Delivery Optimization

Borland Software today introduced Borland CaliberRM 2005 and Borland StarTeam 2005, software tools designed to help application developers manage the requirements, resources, tasks, assets and workflow for application development.

CaliberRM 2005 and StarTeam 2005 offer several new capabilities designed to improve visibility, predictability and control over the software delivery process. Both products offer shared information mining and analysis capabilities, which developers can use to access, retrieve and analyze information across multiple repositories.

Relevant, Up-to-Date Content

“With organizations trying to manage development processes that extend across multiple locations or companies, it is imperative that teams have access to relevant and up-to-date content — offering insight that will help speed the software delivery process,” said Jim Duggan, research analyst at Gartner.

“Unfortunately, the assets most critical to software development teams are often scattered between different repositories and inaccessible to those who need it most. Anyone bringing the benefits and rigor of data warehousing to the software development process will provide clear business advantage to their customers.”

Business Methodologies

The new features within CaliberRM and StarTeam, according to Borland, are designed to provide the infrastructure and information necessary to treat software development like a managed, business-driven process.

CaliberRM, a cross-platform requirements-management product, guides the definition of a software initiative, setting and managing expectations throughout the planning and development cycle.

StarTeam, Borland’s software configuration management solution, provides the command-and-control infrastructure for managing project assets from development through delivery.

Visibility and Control

Together, these tools are designed to provide visibility and control in an increasingly complex development process while improving communication among all project stakeholders.

New functionality in the most recent versions of CaliberRM 2005 and StarTeam 2005 include enterprise-class data analysis, ad-hoc information retrieval, requirements-based planning and estimation, enhanced manageability for distributed teams, and integration with existing development environments and business tools.

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