Is the DoD’s embrace of ‘The Mythical-Man Month’ a matter of national security?

The hardest single part of building a software system is deciding precisely what to build. No other part of the conceptual work is so difficult as establishing the detailed technical requirements, including all the interfaces to people, to machines, and to other software systems. No other part of the work so cripples the resulting system … Continue reading Is the DoD’s embrace of ‘The Mythical-Man Month’ a matter of national security?

An agile Air Force: the 30 year strategic vision

In July of 2014, the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, published “America’s Air Force:  A Call to the Future” outlining a vision for the Air Force, a call to build an agile and inclusive force, and a  challenge to show the courage to change in the face of uncertainty.  In our … Continue reading An agile Air Force: the 30 year strategic vision