Accession Number : ADA487058


Title :   CrossTalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 21, Number 8


Descriptive Note : Journal


Corporate Author : SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER HILL AFB UT


Personal Author(s) : Humphrey, Watts S ; Cockburn, Alistair ; Weinberg, Gerald M ; Petersen, Gary A ; Hohman, Jamie ; Saiedian, Hossein ; Kimmerly, Paul ; Ibrahim, Linda


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a487058.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : CONTENTS: 1) The Process Revolution by Watts S. Humphrey: We have yet to build an acceptable foundation of proven and generally followed principles in the field of software engineering. To begin developing this foundation, we need a process revolution. 2) Good Old Advice by Dr. Alistair Cockburn: The best-known writers in the software field have been advocating the same four recommendations written in the Agile Manifesto for decades. While many in the field continue to ignore their recommendations, others are re-discovering their sage advice. 3) What Have 20 Years Accomplished and What Is Left to Accomplish in the Next 20 Years? by Gerald M. Weinberg: Though there have been many improvements in software development in the last 20 years, our aspirations may have grown faster than our abilities. 4) CrossTalk:The Long and Winding Road by Gary A. Petersen: The author puts the first 20 years of CrossTalk to a Beatles soundtrack as he guides us through the major changes, accomplishments, and aspirations of the publication. 5) Wiki Customization to Resolve Management Issues in Distributed Software Projects by Jamie Hohman and Dr. Hossein Saiedian: This article introduces methods of wiki modification that can assist software project managers in addressing the communication problems associated with distributed projects. 6) Heroes: Carrying a Double-Edged Sword by Paul Kimmerly: Every organization has key performers, or heroes, that it depends on for its success. These heroes play an important role. However, reliance on heroes can create problems just as big as the ones they help to resolve. 7) A Process Improvement Commentary by Dr. Linda Ibrahim: This commentary provides some observations regarding process improvement over the past 20 years, offering views related to process models and standards, organizational change, and the PI practitioner.


Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , USER NEEDS , MILITARY CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY , PERIODICALS , COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY , BUSINESS PROCESS REENGINEERING , HISTORY , MILITARY PUBLICATIONS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE