• July 08, 2010 08 Jul'10

    Requirements debate continues: Are visualizations beneficial or dangerous?

    This month SSQ is focusing on software requirements and ways to overcome the challenges so that defects can be eliminated up front. One method of requirements elicitation that I blogged about ...

  • July 08, 2010 08 Jul'10

    Mike Cohn previews his ADAPTing to Agile keynote

    Mike Cohn, one of the leading authorities on agile methodologies, just happens to live in Lafayette, CO, a Denver suberb. This is lucky for those of us that live in the Denver area because it means ...

  • July 07, 2010 07 Jul'10

    Holiday hackers use cross-site scripting weaknesses on YouTube, adult pop-ups

    Over the holiday weekend YouTube users fell victim to a series of coordinated attacks by a team of black hat users. Their antics ranged from redirecting unsuspecting YouTubers onto malware sites to ...

  • June 30, 2010 30 Jun'10

    Are visualizations the answer to gathering requirements?

    Requirements elicitation is one of the most challenging parts of software developments. By using visualization software, business analysts are able to create working simulations to gather customer requirements. Vendors, analysts and users give their...

  • June 29, 2010 29 Jun'10

    ALM vendors try to make life easier for software teams, deployments

    ALM tool vendors are making progress in addressing the needs of their customers with new tools and improved features that support open source and other commercial offerings. Vendors CollabNet and Rally are in the process of answering developer ...

  • June 28, 2010 28 Jun'10

    Coverity version 5 makes defect discovery quicker and less painful

    Earlier this year, Coverity announced the fifth release of its defect investigation software tool, now called Coverity 5. Coverity 5 is basically a rehashing of its existing code analysis engine, ...

  • June 25, 2010 25 Jun'10

    Is Agile rigorous enough for embedded world

    A developer of custom embedded software explains where the agile methodology fits in to organizations dealing with the rigor of complex systems. Embedded system design offers unique challenges in the development model as developers need to find ways...

  • June 16, 2010 16 Jun'10

    Author Larry Klosterboer speaks on ITIL configuration and change management

    Are you having trouble implementing ITIL in your organization? Or perhaps you're new to ITIL and want to learn more? Then you will benefit from two new books: Implementing ITIL Configuration ...

  • June 14, 2010 14 Jun'10

    Sign up to participate in an Agile innovation game

    There is a growing interest in agile; but other than a short certification class, it might be hard for people to gain necessary skills and experience to become successful, particularly if their ...

  • June 11, 2010 11 Jun'10

    IBM Innovate: IBMers give their impressions of the conference

    Over the past week, I've been blogging about some of the highlights I've experienced while attending the IBM Innovate conference. The conference presented  opportunities to both learn and play and ...

  • June 11, 2010 11 Jun'10

    IBM Innovate: End of life for the waterfall methodology?

    Innovate 2010 wrapped up today with a keynote from Walker Royce focusing on “econometrics that are core to continuous improvement.” Royce’s message was clearly one of “breakthrough agility,” ...

  • June 10, 2010 10 Jun'10

    IBM Innovate: Dean Kamen inspires crowd to give back to community

    Though there have been many great speakers at the IBM Innovate conference this week, I'd give Dean Kamen, who spoke at this morning's keynote, the prize for being the most inspirational. Kamen is ...

  • June 09, 2010 09 Jun'10

    Grady Booch: Cloud computing is like virtualization on steroids

    Grady Booch's title at IBM is Chief Scientist of Software Engineering which, he says, "basically means I get to do what I feel like doing with software engineering."  IBM acquired Rational Software ...

  • June 09, 2010 09 Jun'10

    IBM Innovate: Plans for "smart city" Babcock Ranch

    The theme of IBM's Innovate 2010 conference has been "building a smarter planet."  Building a smarter planet starts with building a smarter city - literally! Plans are underway to build the world's ...

  • June 09, 2010 09 Jun'10

    Scott Ambler at IBM Innovate: Scaling in Agile

    We spoke with Scott Ambler last week about his thoughts on organizational acceptance of agile.  Today, I was able to speak with him again, this time, in person, at the IBM Innovate 2010 conference. ...