Tag: Software

Does Moneyball Play in the Corporate World?

In the spirit of "Bull Durham", "The Natural" and "Field of Dreams", the upcoming movie, "Moneyball", looks to be the next great American baseball film. I am excited yet conflicted. I am a big fan of those movies but I happen to be a bigger fan of Michael Lewis’ book upon which the movie is based. And I am concerned that Hollywood will sift past Lewis’ exhaustive research, dodge his insightful observations and a string together a few pieces of Billy Beane’s life in the hopes of creating a romantic sports movie (a spormance).

Sunny Day, Sweepin’ the Hacks Away

“S” stands for security, something “S” organizations like Sony and Sega appeared to have too little of earlier this year. You could also say “S” represents the U.S. Dollar sign ($) that is associated with the FDIC and IRS, both of which have recently fallen victim to phishing attacks and have had their security compromised. Unfortunately, they are not alone; organizations that start with many letters of the alphabet have fallen victim to security issues this year.

The Real Economics of Software Quality

In this week’s episode of the IT Software Quality Report, CISQ director Dr. Bill Curtis interviews industry luminary, Capers Jones, about his new book, “The Economics of Software Quality," co-written by Olivier Bonsignour and recently published by Addison-Wesley. Jones has been involved in software quality issues for more than 40 years, since he worked at IBM.