Most large organizations have allowed their systems to evolve without good architecture and governance. The result is a "hair ball" of systems interfaces and dependencies which greatly increase complexity, risk and the cost of change. David Sprott describes how systems modernization should be a collaboration between business management and IT.
When enterprises implement agile ways of working, questions can arise if changes are needed in the way performance appraisals are being done? Several authors have suggestions on how you can use feedback next or as a replacement for existing appraisal processes, to improve the performance of individuals and teams.
The 8th annual State of Agile Development Survey was announced at the Agile 2013 conference. Previous surveys have provided insight into agile adoption. You can participate in the survey, and get the data before it goes public.
Earlier this year Ganesh Prasad discussed the concept of thinking of SOA as "Dependency-Oriented Thinking". Based upon further interactions and involvement with real-world use cases, Ganesh has come up with a dozen principles which he believes can help successful SOA.
WSO2 has announced App Factory, a PaaS-enabled DevOps platform for the enterprise providing a set of integrating tools for creating, managing and governing applications along with the necessary runtimes to run those applications in the cloud.
Governance has reared its head up again, this time in the API community and questions have been raised about its relevance especially in organizations where innovation is the focus. This was a hot topic at the recent API Strategy and Practice conference and the debate continued in the blogosphere.
After many years of working in the SOA field, Jean-Jacques Dubray has written down what he believes are four principles for helping to achieve successful SOA.
Recently both the US and UK government accounting oversight bodies issued reports and guidelines on the use of Agile practices for government funded development projects. Both the United States GAO and the United Kingdom NAO recommend the use of Agile as being the best way for building software products in government departments, and they provide guidance for agile adoption and governance.
The International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) is the most important event that covers the full range of Product Line Engineering in software-intensive products. Its 15th incarnation will take place in the Munich City Center from August 21st to August 26th.
The OpenJDK Community Bylaws have been ratified, with 70 votes in favour, no votes against, and nine abstentions. 61 of the votes in favour were from Oracle employees.
SOA Software entered the API management portal market with their release of the Atmosphere portal. The Atmosphere platform ensures security, robustness and availability of enterprise APIs over the right range of interface types. In this article we delve into the reason behind the evolution from enterprise SOA and cloud governance to API management and other technical details around the offering.
The privately owned US company Coverity claims that its newly released and browser-based software tool Coverity Integrity Control supports development organizations to set standard policies for code quality and security, and then manage, monitor and report on these policies as code is tested.
The Open Group Conference was held in San Diego from Feb 7-11,2011. In this news item we cover highlights of the conference especially around the topics of EA, Cloud and SOA.
Clive Gee, an experienced IBM SOA Practitioner, describes how IT securing the networks has evolved into what he refers to as Information risk management. As the collaboration space increases with application integration and service oriented systems, he examines the risk management of the increased the surface area of threats and vulnerability.
Two weeks back the US CIO's office released a 90 page proposal entitled, Proposed Security Assessment and Authorization for US Government Cloud Computing. The document is the result of 18 months of work among the NIST, GSA, ISIMC and the CIO Council to evaluate security controls and multiple Assessment and Authorization models for US Government Cloud Computing.