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A Source of Information for Mission Critical Systems, Management Processes, and Strategies

Industrial and Commercial Links

The following links are vendor's sites, where technical research information is available. Of special note is the IBM Research site where many of the IBM Journals are available on line.

About.com's Computer Science site, with loads of links and valuable information.

Adaptive Software Development is the home of Jim Highsmith and the Adaptive Software Development methodology

AG Communications a subsidiary of Lucent Technologies, offers service providers advanced network-based solutions. This link is to their papers library with lots of patterns and OO topics.

IBM Alpha Works site contains a rich set of tools and documentation

The Atlantic Systems Guild is the site of many well known computer pioneers.

Ariane 501 Failure analysis report is the source of most of the risk analysis and modern software project management techniques.

Armaties Software, is Ron Jeffries software development company

Best Manufacturing Practices is a site hosted by the Office of Naval Research. It contains many resources on manufacturing systems and the IT systems that support them.

Bredemeyer Consulting provides software architecture services and many white papers on the same subject

Booz–Allan Hamilton site has many good IT Strategy paper and access to the BAH Journal.

Catalysis as a service mark of ICON Computing (now owned by CA) is a next generation approach for the systematic business-driven development of component-based systems, based on the industry standard Unified Modeling Language (UML).

Centre for Software Engineering was established in 1991. It is the national focal point and support service for the software development community within Ireland - helping it to improve its quality and productivity and implement best practice.

Cheshire Henbury who is a provider of knowledge, information and tools for executives, senior managers and those who support them.

Compaq Research 

Compliance Automation is a consulting company that does a lot of work on software requirements. Several good articles on requirements by Ivy Hooks and her colleagues can be found at this site.

Compass consulting is a performance improvement firm with many white papers useful for thinking about IT problems

Constantine and Lockwood is a web site for Usage–Centered Design

eBiz.net is a portal for e-business integration strategies.

Fog Creek Software is a development house with Joel on Software as a web site full of commentary on the art and science of software development.

Hewlett Packard Laboratories provides a source of technical reports useful in system architecture and distributed computing.

Hewlett Packard Architecture site, with HP's process for developing system architectures 

IBM Research provides information on a variety of topics ranging from pure research to software practice.

A set of associates link from Information Architects

InterThink Consulting has some interesting materials on project management.

IPTC web site, which contains the current NewsML specifications.

Korson-McGregor consulting is the site for Timothy Korson and his work on OO development methods. Korson-McGregor specializes in on-site training and mentoring of groups that require the best available expertise in object technology.

Mitre Corporation's technical paper site, contains many useful papers on software engineering, software economics, as well as other technical subjects.

Microsoft Research has many papers on not only MSFT–centric topics, but also general purpose topics.

NetObjectives is a company that provide Lightweight Pattern–Accelerated software development. They also have several interesting white papers on topics of interest, such as XP and the application of patterns to development processes.

Project Management Boulevard  is a site offering information and services related to project management

Object Architects is a German firm with focus on OO development in the business domain.

Object By Design is a useful resource for object technology

Open Implementation at Xerox PARC. This site also holds the materials for Aspects Oriented Programming which is a method that enables the modularization of crosscutting concerns. The formal organization for Aspect Oriented Programming is http://aspectj.org/servlets/AJSite. This concept of aspect programming is now available in Java 1.3 using the Reflection API. See "Dynamic Proxy Classes: Toward Metalevel Programming in Java," Java , August 2000 and "Dynamic Proxy Classes," http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.3/docs/guide/reflection/proxy.html

Pearson Technology Group represents the publishing industry's leading imprints for authoritative and cutting-edge technical and professional information.

Process Builders is process oriented, management, and training organization.

The Standish Group provide IT consulting services and is the source of the infamous IT Project Failure Statistic.

Process Impact focuses on practical software process improvement. This site has some good resources on OO process improvement.

Rand Corporation

Reliable Software Testing – is a site for SQA and ultra reliable software development

Role Model Software is a site with useful OO and Process Improvement concepts. Rothman Consulting is a project management consulting service focused on software development projects.

Santa Fe Institute The Santa Fe Institute is a private, non-profit, multidisciplinary research and education center, founded in 1984. Since its founding SFI has devoted itself to creating a new kind of scientific research community, pursuing emerging science.

The Pragmatic Programmers is a site with a textbook and several programming resources.

Tantara is a Canadian company with some interesting links for SQA.

Government Links

The following links at to government owned or government sponsored sites.

ACQWeb is a site hosted by the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.

Center for Software Development is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the growth of software companies.

Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) was established in 1971 under the guidance of The Honorable David S. Packard, then Deputy Secretary of Defense, to provide systems acquisition education and training for the people responsible for acquiring weapon systems.

Department of the Treasury CIO

Department of Defense Technical Reference Model, Version 1.0, November 5, 1999.

Federal Chief Information Officer Council

Federal Architecture Working Group

IEEE 1471, Recommended Practice for Architectural Description, DRAFT Information Assurance Technical Framework Forum.

Information Technology Investment Portfolio System (I-TIPS)
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, California

Software Engineering Process Office, is the software engineering focal point for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego (SSC San Diego), formerly known as NRaD.

Office of Information Technology promotes the strategic management and effective use of Federal information technology through the collaborative development and execution of Government wide programs and functions. 

Central Intelligence Agency

Product Development Forum sponsored by DRM Associates provides a source of information on new product development (NPD), concurrent engineering (CE), integrated product development (IPD), integrated product & process development (IPPD) practices, time-to-market (TTM), integrated product teams (IPT), and product development best practices.

NASA Links

There is a wealth of information at NASA sites, here's a small sample.

Design for Competitive Advantage is hosted by Edwin B. Dean

Technical Reports server(s) for NASA sites

NIST Laboratories that provide technical leadership for vital components of the nation's technology infrastructure needed by U.S. industry to continually improve its products and services.

Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory develops measurement methods, standards and technologies to improve U.S. manufacturing capabilities. MEL researchers work with industry to achieve greater efficiency and productivity with improved measurements and standards, both dimensional and mechanical. MEL also maintains the basic units for measuring mass and length in the United States.

Physics Laboratory - supports U.S. industry by providing measurement services and research for electronic, optical and radiation technology. Researchers develop new physical standards, measurement methods and data, and collaborate with industry to commercialize inventions and discoveries. Their work ranges from tests of fundamental physical theories to problem solving for industry and commerce.

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