May/June 2011

People Solutions to Software Problems

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Table of Contents
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From the Sponsor
by Stephen P. Welby
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Integrating Humans With and Within Complex Systems: Challenges and Opportunities
by Azad M. Madni
By capitalizing on the strengths of humans, software, and systems while circumventing their respective limitations, the challenges of integrating humans with and within today’s ever more complex and increasingly more adaptive software and systems can be better overcome.
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Improving Software Engineering Through Holistic Project Coaching
by Dr. Randall Jensen, Fred Smullin, Joyce Peters, Kasey Thompson, and Dr. Doretta E. Gordon
The majority of factors related to software development failure are human factors. Including a Project Coach who is focused on humanistic issues in the software engineering process will have a positive impact in addressing software engineering challenges.
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An Agile Systems Engineering Process: The Missing Link?
by Matthew R. Kennedy and David A. Umphress
The rapid technology refresh rate coupled with the need to respond to changing requirements requires a complete agile development process; one where the business, system, and software areas contain an agile framework and work in unison to create a successful Software Intensive System.
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From MBWA to LBWA: 21st Century People Solutions for Software Problems
by Jonathan Powell
People are the only solution to software problems. A qualified team built on trust and engagement optimizes organizational productivity and can solve any issue with software.
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Embedded with Facebook: DoD Faces Risks from Social Media
by Capt. Kenneth N. Phillips, LT Aaron Pickett, and Simson Garfinkel
U.S. service members are increasingly jeopardized by information posted on social network websites. While some of the most damaging information comes from spouses and other non-official sources, other information comes from the use of social media by the DoD because non-public, secure channels for questions and feedback do not exist.
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Browser User Interface Design Flaws: Exploiting User Ignorance
by Aditya K. Sood and Richard J. Enbody, Ph.D.
Sophisticated attack patterns and Graphical User Interface design flaws in web browsers pose serious threats to a user’s security, privacy, and integrity. These flaws are exploited by attackers to trick unaware users into performing rogue operations.
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by David A. Cook
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