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Visualization: How to Present Security Data to Get Your Point Across
Dec 21, 2007
Learn how to present security data in a style that truly gets your point across.
What to Do When … Checklists for System Administrators
Nov 16, 2007
This compendium of checklists for sysadmins will help you do anything better.
IT Management Using C# with WMI
Sep 21, 2007
If you find the acronym-rich area of management one big yawn, you'll be pleased to see how easy it is to get started with WMI.
Ant User, Let Me Introduce Maven
Jul 29, 2005
Ant user? Meet the new kid on the block: Maven. Webster's Dictionary says that "maven" means "experienced or knowledgeable," and this product lives up to its moniker. In this introduction, Marcus Zarra walks you through a sample development project using Maven. See how using Maven can give consistency and ease of use to your Java development projects.
Why Do CMMI Assessments?
Jun 3, 2005
This chapter introduces the basics of CMMI Assessments, outlining the benefits and improvements that can be reaped by their implementation.
New Aspects of the CMMI SCAMPI Method
May 27, 2005
This chapter introduces the new features that make the SCAMPI method of project appraisal. This method combines appraisal of software, systems engineering, and integrated process and product development into an efficient, integrated whole.
Accessing IBM's Information Management System
Apr 22, 2005
There are two major ways to access IBM's Information Management Systems. You can write application programs that tell IMS what to do, or you can use existing application programs that tell IMS what to do. This chapter explains how to do both of these things.
IBM's Information Management System: Then and Now
Apr 15, 2005
This chapter covers the history of IBM's Information Management System (IMS) from its beginnings at NASA in 1969 to its current incarnation, and explains why IMS is still relevant to customers today.
Gathering Performance Information While Executing Everyday Automated Tests
Feb 25, 2005
When you're building an application, gathering up-to-date performance info as you go along isn't all that easy. Michael Kelly shows how his team combined a spreadsheet with a simple timer mechanism in the automation framework to provide the details for which management was salivating.
The CMMI Concept
May 28, 2004
Deadline Management: Are You Just Wasting Money?
Apr 9, 2004
What is a Death March Project and Why Do They Happen?
Feb 6, 2004
What is a death march project? What makes IT organizations create such things? Why would anyone in his right mind agree to participate in such a project? Ed Yourdon explains how you might find yourself in such a mire.
Five Rules for Effective Third-Party Software Development
Dec 19, 2003
Leading a well-balanced, professionally satisfying life as a third-party software developer doesn't just happen; it's attained through thought and practice. The Five Rules help you find or rediscover your path to making good code for others competently, comfortably, and profitably.
Introduction to CMMI
Jul 11, 2003
Learn what CMMI is and what it can do for you. Through this comprehensive introduction, you will be ready to work with integrated software models that transcend disciplines.
eXtreme Project Management Concepts
Aug 16, 2002
Learn the concepts of eXtreme project management: whole-of-life project management, scenario planning rather than macroplanning, virtual teams rather than traditional teams, and managing your project to successful completion using eXtreme programming.
A Data Analysis Methodology for Software Managers
Aug 2, 2002
Software industry expert Katrina Maxwell demonstrates how to analyze complicated databases and transform information into management implications. Learn the methodology for analyzing software project data with this simplified approach.
How to Effectively Track Software Progress
Jun 28, 2002
How can we avoid the "90 percent done" syndrome in software development? The most common motivation for implementing a measurement program is to track progress. This chapter shows you how to do it effectively.
Pat O'Toole's Dos and Don'ts of Process Improvement: DO Establish Organizational Policies, Not CMM Policies
Jun 7, 2002
Software development policies should reflect current organizational commitments rather than "CMM-compliance." Models and consultants are just like any other tools — use them when they provide value and use something else when they don't.
Pat O'Toole's Dos and Don'ts of Process Improvement: DO Take Time Getting Faster
May 10, 2002
Rather than establishing a goal of becoming faster, your organization would be better served with the goal of becoming more predictable — through analysis, good practics, requirements control and management support.
Project Planning for Successful Software Development
Apr 19, 2002
The software industry may never mature into the lucrative and diverse industry that we would all like it to become. But that doesn't have to be the future. Tyson Gill tells you why we should be focusing on the production of a simple but effective software blueprint during the project-planning phase.

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