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Nanette Brown
June 2017 - White Paper The Hard Choices Game Explained

Topics: Software Architecture

Authors: Nanette Brown, Philippe Kruchten, Erin Lim, Robert Nord, Ipek Ozkaya

The Hard Choices game is a simulation of the software development cycle meant to communicate the concepts of uncertainty, risk, and technical debt.

August 2012 - Technical Report Results of SEI Line-Funded Exploratory New Starts Projects

Authors: Len Bass, Rick Kazman, Edwin J. Morris, Brad Myers, William Nichols, Robert Nord, Ipek Ozkaya, Raghvinder Sangwan, Soumya Simanta, Ofer Strichman, Peppo Valetto, Nanette Brown, Gene Cahill, William Casey, Sagar Chaki, Cory Cohen, Dionisio de Niz, David French, Arie Gurfinkel

This report describes the line-funded exploratory new starts (LENS) projects that were undertaken during fiscal year 2011. For each project, the report presents a brief description and a recounting of the research that was done, as well as a synopsis of the results of the project.

October 2011 - Technical Note Agile Methods: Selected DoD Management and Acquisition Concerns

Topics: Acquisition Support

Authors: Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Garcia-Miller, Lorraine Adams, Nanette Brown, Bart Hackemack, Charles (Bud) Hammons, Linda Levine, Alfred Schenker

This technical note addresses some of the key issues that either must be understood to ease the adoption of Agile or are seen as potential barriers to adoption of Agile in the DoD acquisition context.

September 2011 - Article Managing Technical Debt in Software Development: Report on the 2nd International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt

Authors: Ipek Ozkaya, Philippe Kruchten, Robert Nord, Nanette Brown

This article reports on the Second International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt, where participants discussed current practiced and a research agenda.

April 2011 - Conference Paper Analysis and Management of Architectural Dependencies in Iterative Release Planning

Topics: Software Architecture

Authors: Nanette Brown, Robert Nord, Ipek Ozkaya

Authors assert that the ability to quantify architecture quality with measurable criteria provides engineering guidance for iterative release planning.

April 2011 - White Paper Managing Technical Debt in Software-Reliant Systems

Topics: Software Architecture

Authors: Nanette Brown

This whitepaper argues that there is an opportunity to study and improve the “technical debt” metaphor concept and offers software engineers a foundation for managing such trade-offs based on models of their economic impacts.

December 2010 - White Paper Enabling Agility Through Architecture

Topics: Software Architecture

Authors: Nanette Brown, Robert Nord, Ipek Ozkaya

Enabling Agility Through Architecture: A Crosstalk article by Nanette Brown, Rod Nord, and Ipek Ozkaya.

December 2010 - Article Enabling Agility Through Architecture

Topics: Software Architecture

Authors: Nanette Brown, Robert Nord, Ipek Ozkaya

This article discusses the important role that architecture plays in effectively applying Agile practices to software development.

November 2010 - Article Managing Technical Debt in Software-Reliant Systems

Topics: Software Architecture

Authors: Nanette Brown, Robert Nord, Ipek Ozkaya, Rick Kazman, Philippe Kruchten

This paper describes how software engineers can manage technical debt based on models of their economic impact.

April 2010 - Webinar Agile Development & Software Architecture - Crossing the Great Divide

Topics: Software Architecture

Authors: Nanette Brown

In this webinar, we will take a journey to each camp to dispel misconceptions and discuss how Agilists and Architects can learn from and benefit each other.