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Scenario-Based Software Architecture Reviews: A Quality Process[presentation]

Quality attributes--performance, scalability, availability, maintainability, etc.-are often referred to as the non-functional requirements.

Kevin Bodie, Pitney Bowes Inc
Fuzzing: New Tests for Robustness and Security[presentation]

Traditional security measures are doomed to fail because they are focused only on defending against known attacks-and studies show that more than 80 percent of software will likely crash when extensive negative testing is employed.

Ari Takanen, Codenomicon Ltd.
The Challenges of SOA Security[presentation]

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has many security challenges. To address these challenges, it is not enough to set up a secure operational infrastructure.

Jimmy Xu, CGI Inc.
Deception and Estimation: How We Fool Ourselves[presentation]

Cognitive scientists tell us that we are hardwired for deception. It seems we are overly optimistic, and, in fact, we wouldn't have survived without this trait.

Linda Rising, Independent Consultant
Test-Driven Analysis: Focus on the User, Not the Code[presentation]

Test-driven analysis (TDA) focuses on the system at the user interface level.

Ken Pugh, Net Objectives
An Alternative to Consensus: Accelerating Effective Decisions[presentation]

Software development teams don't always need, want, or have time to make decisions via group consensus. And project leaders often already feel over-burdened with the multiple decisions they have to make on their own.

Michele Sliger, Sliger Consulting, Inc.
Maximizing ROI on New Technology Acquisition[presentation]

IT departments and software technologists must invariably navigate many challenges when planning to acquire new tools, invest in new technology, fund new technology projects, and introduce process changes.

Chris Ronak, Divestco Inc
Real Software QA[presentation]

With the ever-increasing demand for software products, it is imperative for organizations to move away from trying to "test in" software quality and move toward adopting a comprehensive, total-life cycle software quality management approach.

Linda Westfall, The Westfall Team
Better Software Conference & EXPO 2008: Automating Security Testing with cUrl and Perl[presentation]

Although all teams want to test their applications for security, our plates are already full with functional tests. What if we could automate those security tests?

Paco Hope, Cigital
SOA Testing Challenges and Proven Practices[presentation]

The best thing about Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is its flexibility-a heterogeneous computing environment in which different services and service providers can use different technologies; loose coupling of components to allow any appl

Guruprasad Gopalakrishnan, Wipro Technologies
Function Point Analysis: A Quick and Easy Primer[presentation]

The function point metric is used by many organizations worldwide to more accurately size systems.

David Garmus, David Consulting Group
The Impact of Poor Estimating and How to Fix It[presentation]

Running Scrum by-the-book for three months, the team was continually failing to meet its delivery commitments. As a result, trust between the business managers and the team degraded almost to a point-of-no-return.

Mitch Lacey, Ascentium
The Leadership Imperative: Creating a Culture of Trust[presentation]

In our personal and business lives, many of us know leaders who successfully foster environments of incredible creativity, innovation, and ideas-while other leaders try but fail. So, how do the top leaders get it right?

Pollyanna Pixton, Accelinnova
Beyond the Mission Statement: How Values Drive Behavior[presentation]

Companies often invest a lot of time and money into defining their mission statement, expecting it to drive employee behavior toward the stated purpose. Unfortunately this is a myth.

Michele Sliger, Sliger Consulting, Inc.
SOX and HIPPA and RESPA, Oh My! Mastering Software Compliance[presentation]

Determining whether legal and contractual issues apply to your development efforts isn't always simple. There may be some obvious factors-industry regulations, service level agreements (SLAs), and state or federal agency oversight.

Elle Ringham, Cognizant

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