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Issue 1 • Date Jan.-Feb. 2000

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  • To license or not to license [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 6
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  • Good design versus bad software [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 7
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  • Nuking Brooks' Law [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):7 - 8
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  • Raising questions [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 8
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  • Design is not enough [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • Straightening out the record [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 9
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  • High output management [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):97 - 98
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  • Built to last: successful habits of visionary companies [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):98 - 99
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  • The fifth discipline: The art & practice of the learning organization [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 99
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  • IT departments: battling the Y2K backlash

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):100 - 102
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  • What is software testing? And why is it so hard?

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):70 - 79
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    The author sheds some light on why testing today's software products is so challenging, and he identifies several solid approaches that all testers should be able to thoughtfully apply. The effective tester has a rich toolkit of fundamental testing techniques, understands how the product will be used in its operating environment, and has a nose for where subtle bugs might lurk in the product and a... View full abstract»

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  • Marketing technology to software practitioners

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):27 - 33
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    We can learn much from the business community about effective technology transfer. In particular, understanding the interests of different types of adopters can suggest to us the different kinds of evidence needed to convince someone to try an innovative technology. At the same time, the legal community offers us advice about what kinds of evidence are needed to build convincing cases that an inno... View full abstract»

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  • A modular software process mini-assessment method

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):62 - 69
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    The article describes one approach for dealing with a common problem in software process assessment: some organizations want feedback on their processes, but they cannot devote three arduous weeks to an “official” CMM assessment. In the mini-assessment method presented, individual assessment components are selected to focus the investigation on specific concerns and to scope the effort... View full abstract»

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  • Benefits and applications of crossmpollinatioll

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):24 - 26
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  • A model for software practices from the accounting profession

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):57 - 60
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    The author begins by comparing Y2K-related problems with the US stock market crash of 1929. Just as regulations for the US accounting profession stemmed from the stock market crash, the author calls out for an Information Systems Standards Board, arguing that such an organization could have prevented Y2K-related problems-and could prevent such fiascos from occurring in the future View full abstract»

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  • What a tangled Web we weave [Web engineering]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):18 - 21
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    The author argues for a disciplined, engineering approach to the creation of business critical Web based systems. Web engineering is an adaptable, incremental (evolutionary) process populated by a set of framework activities that occur for all business-critical WebApp projects, regardless of the size or complexity. The following framework activities might be considered for Web engineering work: fo... View full abstract»

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  • There's a merger in your future

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):89 - 91
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    Mergers will affect most of us who work for a company, and most of us will endure several during our careers. In spite of the careful and detailed analysis corporate heads perform when they contemplate a merger (often referred to as due diligence), differences in company cultures are usually given little or no consideration. Do employees dress differently? Do one company's best and brightest show ... View full abstract»

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  • Ending the holy war between academia and business

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):104 - 103
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  • Engineers don't build [software development]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):34 - 39
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    Most of us never approach a construction project with a software development methodology. However, construction projects exhibit much higher success rates than software development projects. The author identifies the “master-builder” approach taken by most software development projects where the developers assume the role of architect, engineer, builder, and inspector. Most large-scale... View full abstract»

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  • A new generation of software quality conferences

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):22 - 23
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    Software quality conferences and workshops are expected to introduce people with problems to people with solutions. The reverse is also true. The goal is education and the stimulation of new ideas. Software quality conferences are clearly one of our best assets for improving the quality of the products that the software industry produces. I have by no means attended all of the domestic and interna... View full abstract»

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  • An ISO standard guards the ADA hen house

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):92 - 94
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  • Software engineering: community and culture

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):40 - 47
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    Ideas and techniques from the social sciences can improve the theory and practice of the software engineering discipline. To illustrate the contributions this cross-pollination has made, the authors focus on the nature of paradigms and software quality management systems. Their studies underscore the importance of community in how new technical ideas become accepted, how despite software engineers... View full abstract»

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  • No secrets: global keys to bushniess (and software) success

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 97
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  • Identifying software productivity improvement approaches and risks: construction industry case study

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):48 - 56
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    The realities of the global economy are forcing US manufacturers to identify ways to control software development more effectively, even if the discipline presently lacks agreed-upon processes and standard quality metrics. To foster improvements in software research and development, interdisciplinary, cross-pollination approach can provide many benefits within individual and group settings. Using ... View full abstract»

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  • Benchmarking software development productivity

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):80 - 88
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    The article examines a statistical analysis of a productivity variation, involving a unique database containing 206 business software projects from 26 Finnish companies. The authors examine differences in the factors, explaining productivity in the banking, insurance, manufacturing, wholesale/retail, and public administration sectors. The authors provide productivity benchmarking equations that ar... View full abstract»

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