This report presents information on how the need for software assurance affects software project management. The impact of software assurance on the tasks and concerns of a project manager are addressed, first in terms of discipline, then in terms of life cycle. It includes a discussion of the business case for justifying software assurance activities, the
The purpose of this revised State-of-the-Art Report (SOAR) is to provide new insights into the details necessary to demonstrate from a business perspective the benefits of improved software management using software process improvement (SPI) techniques. SPI has received much attention in recent years; however, it has been very difficult to translate benefits
The objective of software assurance is to establish a basis for gaining justifiable confidence that software will consistently demonstrate one or more desirable properties. These include such properties as quality, reliability, correctness, dependability, usability, interoperability, safety, fault tolerance, and-of most interest for purposes of this
(.mil/.gov ONLY) The purpose of this State-of-the-Art (SOAR) Report, is to provide an objective, summarized depiction, across a number of published and draft strategies, plans, roadmaps, initiatives, and reference-capabilities documents, of DoD's technical-capability needs, challenges, and solutions sets in IA, including CND, as requested by the CSIAC
Earned value project management involves planning work to a manageable level of detail such that it is feasible to allocate a portion of the budget to each planned work unit (work package), and then tracking progress by the accumulated "value" of completed work units. As work is performed, it is "earned" on the same basis as it was planned, in dollars or
(.mil/.gov ONLY) Over the past few years, the use of wireless data devices, such as the BlackBerry unit by Research In Motion (RIM), has greatly increased within the Federal Government. The need for accessing E-mail remotely has been the primary market driver for this growth although device-to-device communications has also been a significant contributor.
The goal of this report is to describe the state-of-the-art of embedded software maintenance and provide a glimpse of state-of-the-practice embedded maintenance practices. Section 2 introduces the area of embedded software based on embedded systems, the implication of embedded software and some of its characteristics. Section 3 describes the more general
The purpose of this report is to address this interest and provide a comprehensive overview of the current State-of-the-Art as well as State-of-the-Practice for Agile Methods. The first section discusses the history behind the trend, as well as the Agile Manifesto, a statement from the leaders of the Agile movement. The second section represents the
(.mil/.gov ONLY) This report is the second in a series, which identifies key metrics for measuring the effects of network centric warfare (NCW). Volume I introduced two sets of metrics associated with the Reason (i.e., Command and Control) and Physical Spheres of warfare, and made specific recommendations for how the Navy and Joint communities could proceed
(.mil/.gov ONLY) Biotechnology has revolutionary potential for a broad range of U.S. military capabilities. Further, because of the United State's unparalleled lead in research and development, biotechnology presents the opportunity to recast the framework of military operations and create a long term U.S. advantage in the global strategic environment.