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 The SEI Technical Strategic Plan

By Kevin FallDeputy Director, Research, and CTO This is the second installment in a series on the SEI's technical strategic plan. Department of Defense (DoD) systems are becoming increasingly software reliant, at a time when concerns about cybersecurity are at...

 10 Recommended Practices for Achieving Agile at Scale

By Kevin Fall Deputy Director, Research, and CTOSEIThis is the second installment of two blog posts highlighting recommended practices for achieving Agile at Scale that was originally published on the Cyber Security & Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC) website....

 10 Recommended Practices for Achieving Agile at Scale

This post is the first in a two-part series highlighting 10 recommended practices for achieving agile at scale. Software and acquisition professionals often have questions about recommended practices related to modern software development methods, techniques, and tools, such as how...

The SEI Blog continues to attract an ever-increasing number of readers interested in learning more about our work in agile metrics, high-performance computing, malware analysis, testing, and other topics. As we reach the mid-year point, this blog posting highlights our...

 Applying the 12 Agile Principles in the Department of Defense

In 2010, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a 25-point plan to reform IT that called on federal agencies to employ "shorter delivery time frames, an approach consistent with Agile" when developing or acquiring IT. OMB data suggested...

 Four Types of Shift Left Testing

One of the most important and widely discussed trends within the software testing community is shift left testing, which simply means beginning testing as early as practical in the lifecycle. What is less widely known, both inside and outside the...

Tension and disconnects between software and systems engineering functions are not new. Grady Campbell wrote in 2004 that "systems engineering and software engineering need to overcome a conceptual incompatibility (physical versus informational views of a system)" and that systems engineering...

 Agile Metrics: Seven Categories

More and more, suppliers of software-reliant Department of Defense (DoD) systems are moving away from traditional waterfall development practices in favor of agile methods. As described in previous posts on this blog, agile methods are effective for shortening delivery cycles...

Continuous delivery practices, popularized in Jez Humble's 2010 book Continuous Delivery, enable rapid and reliable software system deployment by emphasizing the need for automated testing and building, as well as closer cooperation between developers and delivery teams. As part of...

 Is Your Organization Ready for Agile?

Federal agencies depend on IT to support their missions and spent at least $76 billion on IT in fiscal year 2011, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The catalyst for the study was congressional concern over...



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