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  • Creating a Culture of Quality

    by Jonathan Levene on  Sep 18, 2014

    Every company wants to delight customers with a high-quality product, and many organizations naturally focus on process improvements to reach quality goals. But organizational culture eats process for breakfast. So how do you create a culture of quality? New research on 850 employees who impact quality from 80 companies presents new strategies for shifting values, norms, beliefs, and habits.

  • Improving Data Management with the DMM

    by Ben Linders on  Sep 15, 2014

    The CMMI Institute has launched the Data Management Maturity (DMM)SM model. It can be used to improve data management, helping organizations to bridge the gap between business and IT. Using the DMM, organizations can evaluate and improve their data management practices. The model leverages the principles, structure, and proven approach of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).

  • Seven Changes to Remove Waste From Your Software Development Process

    by Cecil Dijoux on  Jul 21, 2014 4

    This is a story about implementing Lean Software Development in a software vendor house for about 2 years, during which seven major changes have gradually been implemented that have helped the R&D department to remove waste from their software development process with encouraging results.

Building Better Search Engines by Measuring Search Quality

Posted by Ellen M. Voorhees, Paul Over, Ian Soboroff on  Jul 06, 2014

Search engines are developed using standard sets of test cases to measure the effectiveness of alternative approaches. This article talks about TREC project used to measure quality of search results.

Quantifying the Impact of Agile Software Development Practices

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 03, 2014

Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices. An interview wit Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley. 1

Bug Fixing Vs. Problem Solving - From Agile to Lean

Posted by Cecil Dijoux on  Apr 07, 2014

Lean has proved to be instrumental in moving beyond Agile with a practice of continuous improvement distincting between bugs and problems that directly effects on team performance and engagement. 2

Kanban at Scale – A Siemens Success Story

Posted by Bennet Vallet on  Feb 28, 2014

The story of an internally driven and remarkably smooth Kanban implementation approach which quickly rewarded Siemens with real and sustainable improvements in predictability, efficiency and quality. 14

Interview and Book Review of The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 26, 2014

InfoQ interviewed Capers Jones about advancements and events in software engineering and the effects that they have had on our society.

Quality Code - Book Review and Interview

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Feb 25, 2014

Quality Code book covers different aspects of SDLC with focus on delivering quality product. InfoQ spoke with author Stephen Vance about the book and best practices for testing applications.

No More Technical Debt - Invest in Quality

Posted by Eberhard Wolff & Felix Müller on  Feb 14, 2014

Technical Debt only describes the current quality of a system – and gives no advice how to handle it. This article introduces “Quality Investments” that guide improvements to the code base. 4

Intelligent Evolution: Making Change Work

Posted by Peter Leeson on  Jan 13, 2014

Some 80% of all improvement and change programmes fail. Intelligent Evolution ensures long-term business success rather than short-term satisfaction of a standard or theory.

Meet Elaine: A Persona- Driven Approach to Exploring Architecturally Significant Requirements

Posted by Jane Cleland-Huang on  Dec 15, 2013

This article shares a simple technique used to address problems such as a system’s intended functionality but also qualities such as performance, reliability, portability, and availability.

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