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Implementing a Secure Software Development Program

This article presents the “Open Security Assurance Maturity Model” (Open SAMM). It is very important to have a basic understanding of “Open SAMM” as this is going to be the base for the approach that I’m going to demonstrate for the implementation of S-SDLC. Open SAMM as a framework is very flexible and can even be extended if required. This means organizations can use it as a base and then extend it further or even customize it to suit their requirements. However, proper thoughts need to be put into place …

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[27 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

With the evolution and scaling of Agile environment – there is a growing misconception amongst the leadership towards the need for consistency across software development teams. The moment we endeavour this worship for invariability – we lose sight and flexibility of true agile and lean principles.

[21 Feb 2014 | Comments Off | ]

How does a business minimize the uncertainty and risks it faces when launching a new product to market? Markets are full of uncertainties with ever changing demands. New products are entering the marketplace all the time. These products cause severe turbulence and unexpected outcomes.

[7 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Did you know that teams where all the members are dedicated to that one Agile team produce half as many defects than teams that have even 25% “multi-taskers”? A relatively simple decision (dedicate folks to one team) for such a huge gain in quality.

[5 Feb 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Inflectra is pleased to announce the release of SpiraTest, SpiraPlan and SpiraTeam v4.1. This new version includes support for requirement workflows, task workflows, use cases, as well as improved agile planning and requirements/task management. In addition, it introduces an integrated instant messenger.
SpiraPlan is an essential tool for planning and managing today’s highly complex software projects in a collaborative environment. Designed specifically for agile methodologies such as Scrum, XP, Kanban, DSDM and AUP it allows teams to manage their requirements, user stories, releases, iterations and tasks. Comprising SpiraTest and SpiraPlan in …

[27 Jan 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Worksoft has announced that Worksoft Certify is now integrated with Atlassian’s JIRA issue and project management software. The integration with JIRA allows users to capture and track the results of Worksoft Certify’s automated business process tests and easily submit incident tickets directly into JIRA, utilizing a customer’s existing workflows and defect management processes. Worksoft Certify’s integration within JIRA workflows offers users an efficient and effective means to view data, report issues and seek resolution.

[21 Jan 2014 | Comments Off | ]

This article presents the “Open Security Assurance Maturity Model” (Open SAMM). It is very important to have a basic understanding of “Open SAMM” as this is going to be the base for the approach that I’m going to demonstrate for the implementation of S-SDLC. Open SAMM as a framework is very flexible and can even be extended if required. This means organizations can use it as a base and then extend it further or even customize it to suit their requirements. However, proper thoughts need to be put into place …

[16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off | ]

Solving a technical problem is relatively easy: there tends to be precedence, easily accessible data, black and white results, and a long list of knowledgeable developers to lean on. People problems are stickier; there are far more variables, no tests you can write, no debugger to use. This talk focuses on our biggest issues as developers and community members. It examines what’s broken, what works, and some useful people katas.

[7 Jan 2014 | Comments Off | ]

ESI International announced the release of its top 10 trends in project management for 2014. The 2014 trends reveal that project managers are in increasingly high demand, and are being asked to lead rather than simply manage their teams. Further, the trends highlight the changing nature of project management, as organisations strive for competitive advantage.

[19 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | ]

What’s it like to work on a great software development team facing an impossible problem? How do you build an effective team? Can a group of people who don’t get along still build good software? How does a team leader keep everyone moving on track when the stakes are high and the schedule is tight?

[17 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | ]

TM Software has just released the latest version of its award winning Tempo Timesheets add-on for Atlassian’s popular JIRA platform, an industry-leading project and issue management software used by more than 19,000 companies worldwide.