Tasktop's Dave West on fixing Whack-a-Mole development strategy
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Tasktop Technologies' Dave West is on a mission. Kill email and spreadsheets in the ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) space. To be grammatically fuzzy but conceptually pointed, Tasktop is about managing the managing of the application lifecycle. But we're not talking about more managers (whew!), just better methodology and tools. Dave explains.
Our mission is connect the world of software delivery. So we connect up all these different tools, all of these different disciplines, and allow software to go from point A to point B during the innovation cycle of development. A great example of that would be ... you're using RTC (Rational Team Concert) and you want to work with a test team that is using something else, like HP Quality Center or Jira maybe. And so we provide the technology that links those which allows data to transfer from one system of record to another ... so people can stay on the tools that they use from a day-to-day basis without having to work to a different set of information.