Parasoft has announced the release of Concerto, software that integrates and facilitates the software development lifecycle (SDLC) to ensure that software can be produced consistently and efficiently.
Concerto complements an organization's existing technical infrastructure, connecting distributed components (e.g,. requirements management, defect tracking, source control management, etc.) to better facilitate natural human workflow. Concerto manages "what" needs to be accomplished within the context of "how" management expects those tasks to be accomplished. More importantly, the system allows managers to establish their working expectations via a policy. Policies are monitored "behind the scenes" within an unobtrusive, invisible infrastructure that only interacts with (nudges) staff when policies are not being followed as expected. Policies, which are monitorable in real-time, increase efficiency by reducing the need for long meetings and removing rework.
Concerto is an Application Lifecycle Management solution that provides a comprehensive and objective view of SDLC tasks as well as application quality and project risks. It is designed to help organizations set expectations, govern workflow, manage tasks, and monitor compliance. For example, Parasoft Concerto's Report Center, which is one of the solution's integrated components, helps developers verify whether a project is on budget, validate that the required quality is achieved based on the policies, and determine when additional resources are needed (for instance, because the work has become more complex than expected).