The book Conscious Agility (Conscious Capitalism + Business Agility = Antifragility) by Si Alhir, Brad Barton and Mark Ferraro describes a design-thinking approach for business to benefit from uncertainty, disorder, and the unknown. An interview about conscious agility and antifragility, increasing business agility, dealing with uncertainty, and the three phases of a conscious agility initiative.
Computer security, or the lack thereof, has made many headlines recently. In this article we'll look at how bad things are and what you, as a software developer, can do about it. It will help get you started or hopefully give you some new ideas if you're already doing some security work.
Security audits are an important part of IT security programs. In this article, authors highlight the challenges in cloud computing business models, based on interviews with cloud security auditors. They talk about the challenges in the areas of transparency, encryption and colocation and domain-tailored audits as ideal solution in the new model.
In this article, authors discuss how enterprise, software, and security architects can improve software assurance by using the enterprise architecture to promulgate the software security controls.
This article describes what ‘Evo’ is at core, and how it is different from other Agile practices, and why ‘done’ should mean ‘value delivered to stakeholders’. 1
One of the largest areas of development waste are poorly formed requirements. This post presents a very simple technique that can be applied to all user stories to improve quality and reduce waste. 3
In this article, author discusses three techniques to defend against malicious users in software systems. The techniques includes creating personas, misuse cases and annotated activity diagrams.
Product risk analysis (PRA) can be done during the various phases of sequential or agile system development. This article shows how to apply PRA to elevate it from project level to domain level.
This article discusses “human experience” testing and uses concepts from human computer interaction design theory to establish a framework for developing “human experience” test scenarios.
Chris Haddad explains in this article what Shadow IT is, what role it plays in the enterprise and why Enterprise IT needs to embrace it, adapt and address Shadow IT requirements, autonomy, and goals.
The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model: Principles and Practices for Successful Systems and Software describes a process model generator. InfoQ interviewed the authors Barry Boehm and Richard Turner.
Before you start a project, achieving team alignment is essential for efficacy and efficiency. This article describes how to do a single full-day inception meeting to get the extended team aligned.