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“Inside Out”: the slide presentation

September 11, 2008 0 Comments
“Inside Out”: the slide presentation

As mentioned previously, I spoke last week at the Denver IEEE Reliabilty Society chapter meeting on an SQA-centric view of software development. I plan to develop this into a full-blown articles (or posting), but in the meantime, here is the slide presentation (PPT, 340KB) I used. Feel free to ask questions. ..bruce..

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Tradeoffs on buy vs. build

August 29, 2008 2 Comments
Tradeoffs on buy vs. build

My newest Baseline column is up, talking about the dilemma faced in deciding whether to acquire software or build it yourself: The other day, an IT colleague of mine mentioned a conflict at a corporation where he’s working. The corporation has a mission-critical application deployed across a large number of workstations. The set of corporate […]

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“Inside-Out”: IEEE presentation in Longmont (09/02/08)

August 26, 2008 1 Comment
“Inside-Out”: IEEE presentation in Longmont (09/02/08)

On September 2nd, I’ll be speaking at a meeting of the Denver IEEE Reliability Society. It will be held at 5:30 pm in the Seagate Building in Longmont (CO), on Nelson Road between 75th Rd and Airport Rd. Here’s my abstract of the talk: INSIDE-OUT: Organizations too often treat software reliability as an ‘after the […]

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The thermocline of truth — at NASA

August 26, 2008 1 Comment
The thermocline of truth — at NASA

Rand Simberg at Transterrestrial Musings (an outstanding blog, BTW) points to this e-mail from someone leaving NASA due to a litany of frustrations. I may parse out more of the e-mail later to note some of the classic troubled/failing project attributes, but this passage caught my eye: Then between us workers and the highest levels […]

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How to champion an IT project solution

August 24, 2008 0 Comments
How to champion an IT project solution

My latest Baseline column is now up: Last week, I talked about some of the reasons why large organizations often reject the best solutions for a troubled IT project: fear, pride, budget, and the ever-present internal politics. This week, as promised, I will talk about what it takes to champion the right solution. I can’t […]

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