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Description: Recommendations concerning Capability Maturity Model Integration; effective COTS integration requires a fundamental paradigm shift; a framework for the reliable evolution of software systems; a particular application of the IIDA process model described in Part I; how to improve the quality and efficiency of team-based projects; a method to use CMM practices on small projects; liability issues surrounding the software certification laboratories phenomenon; how to achieve a statistically correct sample for testing and evaluation; three lines of defense managers can use to guard against bad engineering.

 
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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, May 2001;...

By: Dr. Barry Boehm, Wilfred J. Hansen, Dr. Linda H. Rosenberg, Keith Thurston, Steven R. Perkins, Patrick J. Schroeder, Dr. Bogden Korel, Radm Patrick Moneymaker, Dr. Lynn Carter

Description: The Department of Defense has recently rewritten the defense acquisition regulations to incorporate ""evolutionary acquisition,"" a strategy that meshes with spiral development; NASA used a new approach to implementing IV&V to all software development throughout the agency. Here's how they did it; a change in law now requires that all persons with disabilities have equal access to federal information; everyone benefits when Oracle makes major internal change...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, June 2001...

By: Alan Moore, Ltc Michael Bowman, Dr. Antonio M. Lopez Jr., Maj James Donlon, Dr. Gheorghe Tecuci, Theron Leishman, Richard Duncan, Dr. Stephen E. Cross, Dr. Caroline P. Graettinger, Richard J. Adams, Suellen Eslinger

Description: Many software engineers are using Object Orientation as the design paradigm for new system development, but there is still room for improvement; end users interact directly with an intelligent software agent to develop problem solving intelligent agents under a new archetype emerging from U.S. government sponsored research; the need for instant information is leading to extreme software development methods that accept change during all phases, and anticipate...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, July 2001...

By: Tresa Butler, Faith Turner, Elaine Sullivan, Verla Standley, Robert T. Mccann, Dr. Randall Jensen, Tracy Stauder, Lawrence Bernstein, David Klappholz, Norman Hines

Description: The road to CMM Level 5 leads this team to see how software configuration management establishes and maintains workflow continuity throughout the product life cycle; this article details a simple code model that demonstrates how to reduce development costs by predicting testing labor hours based on an optimum code inspection preparation rate; like a surgeon's scalpel, estimating models are precision tools affected by the environment, project data and especia...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, August 20...

By: Frederick I. Moxley, Lucien Simon, Elbert J. Wells, Chellam Embar, Alastair James, Aldo Liso, Kurt D. Welker, Toshihiro Komiyama, Toshihiko Sunazuka, Shinji Koyama, Al Florence

Description: The structural foundation laid by this architectural approach allows information sharing among diverse C3 systems--the key to successful joint military operations; this author sheds some light on the status of India's software industry after participating in a technology tour; the majority of Australia's software development organizations are small- to medium-sized businesses that need education and training to understand that best practices bring increased ...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, September...

By: Pamela Bowers, Dr. Paolo Donzelli, Roberto Marozza, George Romanski, Richard Conn, Stephen Traub, Steven Chung, Paul Solomon

Description: In this CrossTalk interview, Jon Ogg, director of Engineering and Technical Management Directorate, talks about the agency's plans for designing avionics systems that preclude their obsolescence; David G. ""Butch"" Ardis, technical adviser for avionics systems architecture, talks to CrossTalk about developing and implementing avionics road maps; here is a look at how different software development approaches and techniques, usually applied in isolation, can ...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, October 2...

By: Judy Kerner, Doug Gardner, Dr. Gregory Frazier, Lieutenant Colonel Lucie M. J. Robillard, Dr. H. Rebecca Callison, Marilynn B. Goo, John Maurer, Ingmar Ă–gren

Description: Here is what you need to know to begin understanding Joint Technical Architecture in system development, including compliance and achieving system interoperability; this article describes how the four basic principles of the Common Operating Environment (COE) are addressed in its development process as it responds to past successes and evolving open frameworks; for those new to Defense Information Infrastructure (DII), here is an overview of its prominent fe...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, November ...

By: Paul E. Mcmahon, Dr. Douglas C. Schmidt, Dr. Richard E. Schantz, Michael W. Masters, Dr. Joseph K. Cross, David C. Sharp, Lou P. Dipalma, Dr. Thomas J. Croak, Dr. Lon D. Gowen, Hillel Glazer

Description: This article provides an overview of key issues and challenges managers and project engineers face when using distributed development efforts to overcome a shrinking engineering workforce; this article describes how adaptive and reflective middleware systems are being developed to bridge the gap between military application programs and the underlying operating systems and communication software, thus providing reusable services critical to network-centric c...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, December ...

By: Kenneth Littlejohn, Michael V. Delprincipe, Jonathan D. Preston, Dr. Ben A. Calloni, Dr. David Corman, Jahn A. Luke, Douglas G. Haldeman, William J. Cannon, Philip Newcomb, Randy A. Doblar, Dr. Barry Boehm, Dr. Daniel Port

Description: The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate and Lockheed Martin have developed a legacy software reengineering capability that parses and converts JOVIAL source files into language-neutral graph-based representations of their operation; this article introduces three suggested types of software wrappers and describes their use as a key technology for modernizing legacy systems, discusses a process for selecting which upgrade path to use, and exp...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, January 2...

By: Pamela Bowers, Capers Jones, Dr. Barry Boehm, Dr. Dan Port, Liguo Huang, Winsor Brown, Walt Lipke, L. John Michel

Description: CrossTalk proudly announces the 2001 U.S. Government's Top 5 Quality Software Projects. These projects demonstrate how competent software project teams go about building successful products; Top 5 judge Capers Jones sees proof in the government that large software projects can be successfully delivered; Here is how to use the MBASE process framework to generate a family of acquisition process models for delivering user-satisfactory systems; when indicators p...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, February ...

By: Mike Phillips, Ilene Minnich, Winifred Menezes, Donald R. Michels, Bonnie Bollinger, Sarah A. Sheard, Carol Dekkers, Barbara Emmons, Edgar Dalrymple

Description: This article describes key changes to the new version of the Capability Maturity Model Integration product suite, including discoveries made in pilot assessments; the keys to developing an appraisal tool kit from among the three classes of appraisal methods are education, preparation and pre-work; this article describes a number of scenarios to give you an idea of what issues and problems you will face in developing your CMMI adoption strategy; a pilot organ...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, March 200...

By: Donald J. Reifer, Michael Diaz, Jeff King, Walt Lipke, Suzanne Garcia, Peter Amey, Frank Richey

Description: This article provides software cost and productivity benchmarks that you can use to determine how your organization ranks compared with industry averages, and whether your software estimates are reasonable; General Dynamics Decision Systems shares cost/benefit performance results that indicate productivity and quality improve with increased software process maturity; this article discusses how to best use statistical process control as a powerful management ...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, April 200...

By: Theron R. Leishman, Dr. David A. Cook, Dr. Ralph R. Young, Al Florence, Michael W. Evans, Alex M. Abela, Thomas Beltz, Barbara Cavanaugh Phillips, Susan M. Polen, David Cottengim

Description: This article presents several requirements risks that can impact a software project's success, along with strategies to help mitigate their impact; applying and using the requirements gathering practices recommended in this article can make a significant difference in understanding, prioritizing, tracing, and changing requirements throughout development efforts; the author lists 11 examples of legacy systems requirements initially specified by project teams,...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, May 2002;...

By: Dr. Richard Turner, Dr. Barry Boehm, Dr. Daniel Port, Apurva Jain, Dr. Victor Basili, Kevin J. Fitzgerald, Dr. Linda H. Rosenberg, Randall W. Rice, Dr. Rayford B. Vaughn Jr., Ambareen Sira, Dr. David A. Dampier, Dr. Wilfred J. Hansen

Description: This article presents the results of one study to measure the degree to which best practice adoption is used in existing defense acquisitions; when the spiral model and MBASE are combined with the Experience Factory, the result is the unified Center for Empirically Based Software Engineering method; to protect against cyberattacks, the DoD needs secure information management systems for increasingly sensitive shared data, while also protecting critical infra...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, June 2002...

By: Capers Jones; Alex Lubashevsky; Donald J. Reifer; David Garmus; David Herron; Dr. Greg D. Power; Nancy Redgate; Dr. Charles Tichenor; David Henry

Description: This article identifies the major features of software cost estimation tools and how they are being used together technically with project management tools; this article describes a number of experiences of early estimation of software reliability for large real-time telecommunications systems. The challenges in estimating cost and duration in Web development projects prompted one consulting firm to create a new size metric and anew cost estimation model; t...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, July 2002...

By: Dr. Walter L. Mcknight, Julia H. Allen, Dr. Carol A. Sledge, Dr. Robert Ellison, Richard Linger, Dr. Howard Lipson, Dr. Nancy, Jim Clune, Dr. Adam Kolawa, Peter Baxter, Dr. Mario J. Spina, John A. Rolando

Description: This article explains information assurance from a technical viewpoint and addresses its five attributes: availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation; to operate successfully in today's interconnected, globally networked environment, organizations must shift to an information survivability-centric perspective; new methods for commercial off-the-shelf risk assessment outlined in this article help produce architectures that to...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, August 20...

By: Dr. Matthew J. Fisher, Wolfhart B. Goethert, Dr. Lawrence G. Jones, Col. Donald P. Kotchman, David W. Schepke, Leonard M. Konwinski, Edward Andres, Randy Schneider, Mike Olsem, Quentin W. Fleming, Lawrence H. Putnam, Ware Myers, Lloyd K. Mosemann II, David P. Quinn, Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth L. Alford

Description: The principles that help successfully apply the SA-CMM are described in this article along with lessons learned from successful and less successful programs using the model; this article describes the path PM Abrams took to improve its overall acquisition process and become the first federal organization to achieve Software Acquisition Capability Maturity Model Level 2; this article includes information from a memo issued by the Under Secretary of Defense to...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, September...

By: Dr. Bill Hefley, Jeff Schwalb, Lisa Pracchia, Robert Musson, David R. Webb, Dr. Carlos Montes de Oca, Dr. Miguel A. Serrano, Gregory P. Fulton, Dr. Ioana Rus, Dr. Carolyn Seaman, Dr. Mikael Lindvall, Dr. Victor Basili, Dr. Barry Boehm, Jim Mchale, Noopur Davis, Paul J. Solomon

Description: Nominations have begun for your organization to enter to become a Top 5 winner; here's how the AV-8B Joint System Support Activity successfully prepared for a Capability Maturity Model Level 2 appraisal in just 14 months; the model in this article shows how the Team Software Process reduced costs to find and fix defects, and provided savings that positively affect an organization's balance sheet; the Team Software Process can help teams effectively use earne...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, October 2...

By: Jim Highsmith, Alistair Cockburn, Mark C. Paulk, John Manzo, Paul E. Mcmahon, Pamela Bowers, Gordon Sleve, Rich Mccabe, Michael Polen, David Kane, Steve Ornburn

Description: In answering this fundamental question, this article looks at a sampler of agile methodologies, an agile case story, and a look at the future; part one of this two-part series describes how cost- and plan-driven projects can borrow from agile software development to improve their strategies and hedge against surprises; this article summarizes and critiques the compatibility of agile methodologies with plan-driven methodologies as described by the capability ...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, November ...

By: Tom Gilb, Alistair Cockburn, Thomas C. Staab, Donald E. Casavecchia, Gregory T. Daich, Capers Jones, Lawrence Rogers, Julia Allen, Walter H. Lipke

Description: These 10 classic ideas are time-tested and proven to improve software quality and costs due to their solid principles: measurement, quantification, and feedback; the final part of this two-part series completes the list of 10 principles for setting up and running software projects, then explains ways that cost- and plan-driven projects can borrow from agile software development to improve strategies and hedge against surprises; this article describes how the...

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Crosstalk : The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, December ...

By: Tech. Sgt. Carl Norman, Leif E. Peterson, Lieutenant Colonel Barry L. Shoop, Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth L. Alford, Jeffrey L. Dutton, Maj. Brian G. Hermann, Dr. Richard C. Shirkey, Melanie Gouveia, Grady Booch, David B. Putman

Description: Air Force leaders declare 2002 as the Year of the Engineer and Scientist in an attempt to battle a shortage of engineers and scientists to develop future weaponry; the AFMC's senior leadership emphasizes initiatives to recruit, retain, and develop highly skilled engineers and scientists to continue its crucial technology leadership; the new officer career path described in this article will provide a core population of officers who possess specialized expert...

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