Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
SEI Podcast Series
February 21, 2013

Technology Readiness Assessments

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Michael Bandor

"A TRA is not a documentation review. There's a lot of planning that goes into it, six months to a year's worth of planning out front. You actually get into design details, engineering studies, &test reports. It's really a heavy-duty engineering level review."

"A TRA is not a documentation review. There's a lot of planning that goes into it, six months to a year's worth of planning out front. You actually get into design details, engineering studies, &test reports. It's really a heavy-duty engineering level review."

Categories: Acquisition Support

February 07, 2013

Standards in Cloud Computing Interoperability

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Grace Lewis

"The biggest fear is really vendor lock-in. People want to have the freedom to move from one cloud provider to another in case the relationship between them isn't working, service-level agreements aren't being met, other providers have better prices, or even if their provider goes out of business, which is not unusual in today's world. If there aren't standards, then moving between providers could be very difficult."

"The biggest fear is really vendor lock-in. People want to have the freedom to move from one cloud provider to another in case the relationship between them isn't working, service-level agreements aren't being met, other providers have better prices, or even if their provider goes out of business, which is not unusual in today's world. If there aren't standards, then moving between providers could be very difficult."
January 17, 2013

The Latest Developments in AADL

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Peter Feiler

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Julien Delange

"When people do the system-safety analysis, they are focused on the physical parts failing, and they understand that part. But the consequence of that in software today is still not very well understood."

"When people do the system-safety analysis, they are focused on the physical parts failing, and they understand that part. But the consequence of that in software today is still not very well understood."
January 03, 2013

The Fundamentals of Agile

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Tim Chick

"Some people I've talked to, they really love agile. They love the techniques. And it's working really well for their team, for their project, but they are really having a hard time getting other projects in the organization to be just as successful as they are. That really is the key."

"Some people I've talked to, they really love agile. They love the techniques. And it's working really well for their team, for their project, but they are really having a hard time getting other projects in the organization to be just as successful as they are. That really is the key."

Categories: TSP

December 20, 2012

Software for Soldiers who use Smartphones

 Jeffrey Smith (Microsoft)

Edwin Morris

"Now imagine you're walking into a village in Afghanistan. There may be some people that you or your colleagues have made contact with before that you know are friendly. It would be very useful to know about those people. In addition, it would be very useful to know about where there are potential threats."

"Now imagine you're walking into a village in Afghanistan. There may be some people that you or your colleagues have made contact with before that you know are friendly. It would be very useful to know about those people. In addition, it would be very useful to know about where there are potential threats."