Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
SEI Podcast Series
May 26, 2016

Evolving Air Force Intelligence with Agile Techniques

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Harry L. Levinson

"We are trying to help them understand [that] moving to smaller releases and smaller delivery of capability will help them synchronize their delivery. Being able to get into a more regular cadence of delivery will help them understand and develop their processes for delivery on a regular basis.  "

"We are trying to help them understand [that] moving to smaller releases and smaller delivery of capability will help them synchronize their delivery. Being able to get into a more regular cadence of delivery will help them understand and develop their processes for delivery on a regular basis.  "

Categories: Acquisition Support

May 12, 2016

Threat Modeling and the Internet of Things

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Art Manion

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Allen D. Householder

"The manufacturers making these things might have been a business for 50 or 60 years. They are great at making cars or refrigerators or light bulbs. They have now, in some cases, literally bolted on a small embedded computer with a number of network connections."

"The manufacturers making these things might have been a business for 50 or 60 years. They are great at making cars or refrigerators or light bulbs. They have now, in some cases, literally bolted on a small embedded computer with a number of network connections."
April 14, 2016

Open Systems Architectures: When & Where to Be Closed

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Donald Firesmith

"There are people out there who are very happy doing things the way they have always done it. That can sometimes be contractors. It can sometimes be government personnel. Nothing in this podcast should be construed as an excuse not to use openness. We want to use openness where it makes sense, where it is appropriate, and where other quality requirements, other issues don’t take precedence."

"There are people out there who are very happy doing things the way they have always done it. That can sometimes be contractors. It can sometimes be government personnel. Nothing in this podcast should be construed as an excuse not to use openness. We want to use openness where it makes sense, where it is appropriate, and where other quality requirements, other issues don’t take precedence."

Categories: Acquisition Support

March 18, 2016

Effective Reduction of Avoidable Complexity in Embedded Systems

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Julien Delange

"The avoidable complexity, the way you implement the function, the way you design your system, will incur a complexity. We want to reduce and avoid this complexity. We want to mitigate it. We do not want to have it because in the long run this system has to be maintained for 10, 20, or 30 years. We do not want to maintain it."

"The avoidable complexity, the way you implement the function, the way you design your system, will incur a complexity. We want to reduce and avoid this complexity. We want to mitigate it. We do not want to have it because in the long run this system has to be maintained for 10, 20, or 30 years. We do not want to maintain it."

Categories: Software Architecture

March 18, 2016

Toward Efficient and Effective Software Sustainment

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Mike Phillips

"Avionics is a funny term for a little bit of metal surrounding a whole lot of software."

"Avionics is a funny term for a little bit of metal surrounding a whole lot of software."

Categories: Acquisition Support