Monthly Archives: March 2011

Quantifying Risk, consider Fukushima earthquake predictions

Can be harder than it seems. I found this on “The Statistics Forum” of ASA and Chance http://statisticsforum.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/quantifying-uncertainty-is-never-easy/ Many of questioned why the Fukushima reactor was built to withstand only 8.3 in that part of the world known for seismic … Continue reading

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TSP Systems Engineering Resources

The CrossTalk article by Anita, Jeff, and Del http://www.crosstalkonline.org/storage/issue-archives/2010/201007/201007-Carleton.pdf And their SEI TR Extending the Team Software Process (TSP) to Systems Engineering: A NAVAIR Experience Report http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf&AD=ADA522543 And a very early report on use of the Architecture technologies http://www.sei.cmu.edu/tspsymposium/past-proceedings/2010/TSP_Plays_the_ACE.pdf

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Personal Earned value and project success, workload rebalance

The following article by David Webb and David Tuma is from a few years back http://www.crosstalkonline.org/storage/issue-archives/2005/200503/200503-0-Issue.pdf Key points, Disciplined engineering is an important factor. It’s a necessary but insufficient condition. The unique features of personal TSP earned value tracking include … Continue reading

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Rich Process Models? Part II

The program for ICSSP is up http://www.conference-publishing.com/list.php?Conf=ICSSP11 The panel positions are posted under Panel Session: Towards a Rich Process Manifesto My position, with Pat Kirwan and Urs Andelfinger http://www.conference-publishing.com/abstract.php?Conf=ICSSP11PANELS&Paper=06f7e4d4c2fa1ae1f8041b5f2c1d19 In short, we call for effective models as a framework,  then … Continue reading

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Book Review

Leadership, Teamwork, and Trust: Building a Competitive Software Capability (SEI Series in Software Engineering) , Watts Humphrey, James Over http://www.amazon.com/Leadership-Teamwork-Trust-Competitive-Engineering/dp/0321624505   This is my, admittedly biased review of Watts Humphrey’s last book. I worked with Watts on the TSP team … Continue reading

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Rich Process Models

Phillipe Kruchten has an opinion A group of researchers is looking to issue a Manifesto for Rich Software Process Models. Here’s my position on this topic. http://pkruchten.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/we-do-not-need-richer-software-process-models/ My opinion varies somewhat from Phillipe’s, but perhaps it’s a matter of focus. … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

“What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.” – Samuel Johnson

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Quote of the Day

“Some people say ‘Perception is Reality’, my response is ‘Then let’s inject some reality into perception’” Elisabeth Paté-Cornell Chair Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford   You can do this by reasoning with a combination statistics, models and … Continue reading

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