Tag: CISQ

Examining New Technical Debt Research from the Software Engineering Institute.
Uncovering Technical Debt Through Data-Driven Management
Challenges to Deliver at Speed Signal Demand for Software Measurement and Quality Standards.
Software Measurement is an Imperative for Continuous Transformation
Our Pledge to Make the US Election System Safe and Secure for All.
How Software Intelligence Can Certify Safety in Critical Infrastructure
A tune-up may not be enough to help organizations adhere to MGT Act 101 to deliver secure and sustainable modernized systems.
Government Agencies and IT Modernization: What Will Propel the Great Leap Forward?
Lessons learned from American Express measuring quality in the software supply chain
IT Vendor Management Trends: Four Unexpected Benefits of Measuring Software Quality
Technical Debt standards have been debated for many years.  And now CISQ (Consortium for IT Software Quality) has released standard that not only measures by automates technical debt calculation in complex software systems.
Technical Debt: CISQ Releases New Standard to Define and Measure Technical Debt
Cybersecurity is a hot-button issue these days. You can barely go a few weeks without hearing about a company suffering a breach that puts the business at risk. With all eyes focused on making software more secure, a happy side effect might just be a streamlining of software modernization initiatives.
Will Cybersecurity Efforts Change the Game for Software Modernization?
On June 9th, CAST hosted the event, How to Control Software Risk and Cost in Digital Transformation, in Madrid with CISQ and Dr. Richard Soley, CEO and Chairman of the Object Management Group.
How to Manage Software Risk and Cost in Digital Transformation
Harvard Business Review has reported that digital leaders succeed in large part due to their ability to recognize and scale innovation across their business – seeing beyond transformation hurdles and IT complexity. They never lose sight of the end goal.
Recap: Software Risk & Innovation Summit 2017
At the upcoming Software Risk and Innovation Summit, CIOs address challenges around DevOps and the next big tech innovation trends.
CISQ Is Helping CIOs Master Digital Transformation
Last week we published a post about the Consortium for IT Software Quality's (CISQ) initiative to come up with a standard technical debt measure through a survey distributed to developers.
Contribute to CISQ's Technical Debt Remediation Survey
As we quickly head into the new year - the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) is working to develop a new measure for technical debt.
CISQ to Develop Technical Debt Standard Measure
The key to security is to ensure that your most sensitive data is handled with proper controls in place. This should include working with your architects to explore the architecture of applications that handle the most critical data, starting from the data elements themselves and fanning out via impact diagrams (for example, CAST does this with the Application Intelligence Platform). Over time, your team will be able to establish secure architecture components that should handle all sensitive data.
Following Best Practices to Achieve Application Security & Reduce Risk
Applications and architecture are usually the primary source of technical debt in an IT organization.
Measuring Technical Debt to Increase Quality and Performance

Recently, CAST co-authored a paper with The Boston Consulting Group titled, Will Your Software Help or Hinder Digital Transformation? Navigating the digital transformation journey is a challenge, often wrought with roadblocks and IT complexities related to technical debt, disparate application development techniques and more. So how can CIOs help their company achieve digitization goals?

4 Keys to Successful Digital Transformation

1On April 6th, CAST held a user group meeting on the topic of function point analysis and software productivity measurement. The meeting gathered more than 20 software measurement professionals from major companies in the banking, IT consulting, telecom, aviation and public sectors for a two-hour working session to discuss the benefits of function point analysis testing.

The event featured presentations including:

  1. An IBM case study on how they worked with CAST to integrate and secure an Automated Function Point (AFP) approach with a big player in the aeronautic sector within TMA Systems
  2. Functional sizing case study
  3. Updates on the new CISQ standards for Automated Function Points
  4. The importance of internal and external benchmarking
CAST User Group on Function Point Analysis: Key Findings

6On March 15, CISQ hosted the Cyber Resilience Summit in Washington, D.C., bringing together nearly 200 IT innovators, standards experts, U.S. Federal Government leaders and attendees from private industry. The CISQ quality measures have been instrumental in guiding software development and IT organization leaders concerned with the overall security, IT risk management and performance of their technology. It was invigorating to be amongst like-minded professionals who see the value in standardizing performance measurement.

CISQ & IT Risk Management: Minimizing Risk in Government IT Acquisition
Ward Cunningham, when coining the term technical debt, warned of incremental debt that allows code to run effectively but imperfectly.
The Path from Technical Debt to Bad Code
Arlene Minkiewicz, Chief Scientist at Price Systems, recently  presented on the issues relating to technical debt and software maintenance.
At the Intersection of Technical Debt and Software Maintenance Costs
It's estimated that the federal government spends about $80 billion a year on IT.
Technical Debt & Software Quality Tools