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  • Q&A on Conscious Agility

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 16, 2015

    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.

  • How to Start With Security

    by Rémon (Ray) Sinnema on  Mar 14, 2015

    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.

  • Cloud Security Auditing: Challenges and Emerging Approaches

    by Jungwoo Ryoo, Syed Rizvi, William Aiken, John Kissell on  Mar 08, 2015

    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.

Employing Enterprise Architecture for Applications Assurance

Posted by Walter Houser on  Feb 26, 2015

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.

Evo: The Agile Value Delivery Process, Where ‘Done’ Means Real Value Delivered; Not Code

Posted by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb on  Jan 26, 2015

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

Getting RID of Risk with Agile

Posted by Jacob Creech on  Jan 21, 2015

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

How Well Do You Know Your Personae Non Gratae?

Posted by Jane Cleland-Huang on  Nov 27, 2014

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.

The Resurrection of Product Risk Analysis

Posted by Chris Schotanus on  Nov 19, 2014

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.

Testing the Internet of Things: The Human Experience

Posted by Gerie Owen on  Nov 09, 2014

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.

Shadow IT Risk and Reward

Posted by Chris Haddad on  Oct 08, 2014

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.

Q&A with Barry Boehm and Richard Turner on The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 27, 2014

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.

Project Inception - How to Use a Single Meeting to Achieve Alignment

Posted by James Bayer on  Aug 12, 2014

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.

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