Software Quality Insights:

February, 2009


February 26, 2009  1:58 PM

Better security through better visualization



Posted by: MichaelDKelly
data visualization, software security

I'm always excited when I stumble across an area which is an intersection of two of my favorite topics. Recently, I started reading Applied Security Visualization by Raffael Marty. In the book,...

February 25, 2009  7:39 PM

Using EVM in waterfall, agile software projects: Hows, pros and cons



Posted by: Scmconsulting
Agile software development, EVM, software development

In my work as a project manager, test manager and consultant, I've often used the earned value management (EVM) technique to provide status reports during project execution cycle, among other things. In this post, I share some of the things I've learned about it, hoping to help people who have...


February 25, 2009  2:03 PM

Agile testers: The value of whole team commitment



Posted by: MichaelDKelly

Earlier this month Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, authors of Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, published an article called "


February 25, 2009  1:51 PM

User sees high points in HP Performance Center 9.5; complexity an issue



Posted by: Jan Stafford

After discussing HP's new Performance Center 9.5 release with voke analyst Theresa Lanowitz, I asked a user -- Constellation Energy Group’s software engineer Srinivasa Margani...


February 24, 2009  2:31 PM

HP Performance Center 9.5 and the suite life



Posted by: Jan Stafford
performance testing tools

HP’s addition of some hefty features to its new HP Performance Center 9.5 release, announced today, is further evidence that HP has done the right things with the acquired Mercury software testing line, according to Theresa Lanowitz, founder of analyst firm voke inc.

“Mercury found...


February 20, 2009  7:53 PM

Best practices for requirements in agile: Forget about agile



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Agile software development, requirements

Yesterday I got together with Robin F. Goldsmith, president of consultancy Go Pro Management Inc. and our resident requirements expert, and asked him, "What are the best practices for gathering requirements in an agile...


February 20, 2009  2:01 PM

PCI compliance and how PI affects your testing



Posted by: MichaelDKelly

In a recent E-Commerce Times article titled "Beyond the Audit: Maintaining a PCI-Compliant Environment," Dave Shackleford lays out the basics for ongoing compliance...


February 18, 2009  1:46 PM

Aragon nabs Krugle’s cool code search technology



Posted by: Jan Stafford

In 2007 Krugle was a startup with a code-finding appliance, and I blogged about it, asking ”Will Krugle be cool?” Obviously, San Mateo, Calif.-based Aragon Consulting Group...


February 18, 2009  1:42 PM

Thinking like a hacker



Posted by: MichaelDKelly

Jeff Feinman recently published a great article in SD Times titled "Think like a hacker." The article collects statements about...


February 9, 2009  2:38 PM

Book gives managers a software testing reality check



Posted by: Jan Stafford
software development, Software Quality, Software testing

Software testers and quality assurance managers know that perfect software doesn’t exist.

Unfortunately their project managers, company executives and legal teams often don’t, and these people have “unreasonable expectations,” experience “constant disappointments” and make...


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