Select a strategic toolset

Define a tools strategy based on five criteria

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Peter Eeles

Date archived: December 16, 2016 | First published: February 04, 2014

Many organizations choose tools to automate aspects of the development and delivery process, based on a tactical, project-specific, need. This approach to tool selection is fraught with business challenges, such as the cost to maintain a disparate toolset; and technical challenges, such as the lack of integration between tools acquired in different parts of the organization. This article describes five key characteristics to consider when selecting a strategic toolset.

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