Tag Archives: ALM

Do you lock the door when you go shopping?

Well do you? I don’t because I leave the door open for the dog to come and go and they are a more effective deterrent than a door-lock. So why do we leave the door open in our IT departments … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes and the mystery of the VW Emissions Code Cheat

Detectives, real and fictional, rely upon clues to solve mysteries. Criminals, real and fictional, spend more time concealing their crime than committing. That’s why it is fascinating to see the VW story continue to leak out more and more details … Continue reading

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Change is changing

“People don’t look at their watches to see what time it is,” someone once told me “they look to see what time it isn’t.” Ever since then I have been surprised how true this is. In the same light I … Continue reading

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What is the value of Data?

My favorite event of the year is the Defence Information conference held annually in the UK. It brings together the leading Ministry of Defence and Uniformed Services IT executives to talk about a range of topics. This year’s theme was … Continue reading

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ALF, OSLC and SLI – enough of the soup, time for some meat

In TechCrunch today, Alex Williams reports on the new Eclipse project being started by TaskTop to create a common integration layer between and amongst the ALM vendors. This has been tried before. The Eclipse Application Lifecycle Framework project (ALF) was … Continue reading

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Will we ever ‘just say “no”?’

One of the glorious ironies of IT is that the CIO, the executive with “Information” in their job title, is frequently the least well equipped member of the management team when it comes to data. Information about project status comes … Continue reading

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Testing times for system designers

Many studies have shown that the cost of finding defects in applications increases exponentially the further the defect remains undetected through the lifecycle. Some studies (Microsoft, National Institute of Science and Technology) have estimated that this may be as much … Continue reading

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