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Home > CrossTalk May 2004

CrossTalk - The Journal of Defense Software Engineering
  May 2004  
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Table of Contents Download Entire Issue (0405CrossTalk.pdf PDF 2471KB)
  Best Practices  
  * Spiral Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems of Systems  (0405boehm.pdf PDF 159KB)
by Dr. Barry Boehm, A. Winsor Brown, Dr. Victor Basili, and Dr. Richard Turner
These authors discuss the benefits that software provides to network-centric and knowledge-based systems of systems, and how the Win-Win Spiral model mitigates software-intensive system risks.
  Software Engineering Technology  
  * Advanced Software Technologies for Protecting America  (0405shelton.pdf PDF 367KB)
by Gregory S. Shelton, Randy Case, Louis P. DiPalma, and Dan Nash
This article explains how model-driven computing, reference architectures, and supporting technology enablers are being integrated to develop robust systems that are key to America's defense.
  * Bridging Agile and Traditional Development Methods:A Project Management Perspective  (0405McMahon.pdf PDF 133KB)
by Paul E. McMahon
Using actual project experience, this article will help you understand the risks, issues, and success strategies inherent when combining agile methods with traditional development processes.
  * Understanding Software Requirements Using Pathfinder Networks  (0405Kudikyala.pdf PDF 273KB)
by Udai K. Kudikyala and Dr. Rayford B. Vaughn Jr.
This article reports on a technique that uses pathfinder networks to discover and evaluate mental models that represent stakeholders'perception of requirements.
  * Efficient and Effective Testing of Multiple COTS-Intensive Systems  (0405Bechtold.pdf PDF 120KB)
by Dr. Richard Bechtold
This author explains how to analyze, prioritize, plan, and manage the testing of commercial off-the-shelf-intensive systems.
  Open Forum  
  * Risk Factor: Confronting the Risks That Impact Software Project Success  (0405Leishman.pdf PDF 118KB)
by Theron R. Leishman and Dr. David A. Cook
These authors explain what risk management is, and then discuss some common developmental risks.
From the Publisher (PDF file PDF 76KB)
U.S. Government's Top 5 Quality Software Projects (PDF file PDF 39KB)
Coming Events (PDF file PDF 33KB)
Web Sites (PDF file PDF 18KB)
BackTalk (PDF file PDF 81KB)
Back Cover (PDF file PDF 1287KB)


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