Mar/Apr 2017

Modern Process Trends

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Table of Contents
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From the Publisher
by Justin T. Hill
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The Impact of Agile and Lean on Process Improvement
By Richard Turner
As definitions and approaches have evolved, how has it changed the way we approach improving engineering processes in the real world?
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Modernizing Earned Value Management
By Wayne Abba
EVM’s longevity is discussed from the unique perspective of one who led that evolution as a public servant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) for many years and is helping to define its newest form — Integrated Program Performance Management (IPPM).
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DD-332/ED-217: Using Modern Software Practice in Airborne Systems
by Michael R. Elliott
This article addresses the traditional view of software development in this area and the significant cost and schedule reduction which can be realized by using the guidance and recommendations described in DO-332/ED-217 over those practices based on DO-178B/ED-12B.
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Framework for Selecting the Preferred Networked Computer System for Dynamic Continuous Mission
by Glenn Tolentino, Dr. Jeff Tian, and Dr. Jerrell Stracener
This paper presents a framework for selecting a combination of existing systems to satisfy new, emerging requirements while reusing existing and proven capabilities to ensure mission success.
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Process is Easy, Change is Hard
by Paul Kimmerly
Why is it that process improvement methods sound so simple and straightforward but usually prove difficult to implement? The answer is simple — improvement methods all involve something very difficult: change
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In Search of a Modern Software Lifecycle
by Don O’Neill
If DevOps is needed to change the world, Secure DevOps is also needed to save the world.
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The Software Deployment Process and Automation
By Nary Subramanian
Typical models for software deployment are explored. Based on these models, the author develops a generic software deployment model, then identifies deployment processes that lend themselves to further automation and may lead to an overall reduction in the deployment effort.
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Why is Sprint Zero a Critical Activity
By Dick Carlson and Earle Soukup
There is nothing new about project preparation. It doesn’t matter how it is conducted, as long as the organization and the project team take some actions to ensure a majority of key obstacles are removed or mitigated.
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by David A. Cook,
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