By Robert Nord on August 29, 2016 9:00 AM| No Comments
Software engineers increasingly recognize technical debt as a problem they care about, but they lack methods and tools to help them strategically plan, track, and pay down debt. The concept provides a vocabulary to engage researchers from a practice point...
By Robert Nord on August 8, 2016 9:00 AM| No Comments
Edward J. Schwartz, a research scientist on the vulnerability analysis team, co-authored this post. Software engineers face a universal problem when developing software: weighing the benefit of an approach that is expedient in the short-term, but which can lead to...
By Robert Nord on December 16, 2013 2:56 PM| No Comments
As the pace of software delivery increases, organizations need guidance on how to deliver high-quality software rapidly, while simultaneously meeting demands related to time-to-market, cost, productivity, and quality. In practice, demands for adding new features or fixing defects often take...
By Robert Nord on April 9, 2012 4:13 PM| No Comments
New acquisition guidelines from the Department of Defense (DoD) aimed at reducing system lifecycle time and effort are encouraging the adoption of Agile methods. There is a general lack, however, of practical guidance on how to employ Agile methods effectively...
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