Conclusion (10/10)

Conclusion With over 60 references to a multitude of webcasts, guidance and virtual hands on labs, it is hoped that you have a better idea of how much material is out there. These references have been reduced from approximately 500 source documents. In the pages of the preparation document we have covered many of the…

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Testing, Analysis, QA, Reviews 8/10

Testing, Analysis, QA, Reviews Build and test, then review the results of the software builds; follow up after deployment with the end users to ensure quality assurance, make the changes that improve the quality. It is simple as that, except that it is difficult to implement these processes in a matter that is cost effective…

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Metrics and Reliability Assessment 7/10

Metrics and Reliability Assessment Measuring the process of building, installation and implementation of the system under design is required so that costs and time estimates can be tracked. As a software and hardware system is being implemented, project managers have to make many decisions. Costs have to be estimated and the time remaining to project…

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Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) Risk Assessments and Reuse 6/10

COTS Risk Assessments and Reuse Risk assessments End-users often benefit in cost and time to operation by purchasing commercial off the shelf (COTS) technology. The use of COTS can save money, but not always. Implementing processes that utilize COTS software may require special training for existing developers. COTS often require changes to the business systems,…

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Design in Software Engineering 5/10

Apologies It has been quite awhile since I last posted to this blog, but I have completed the discussion about Software Engineering and will be posting more regularly.  After the completion of my software engineering entries, I will be demonstrating real software engineering using XNA 2.0 (a toolkit from Microsoft for Game Programming) that works…

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