Posts By Author: Peter Bye


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Conditions for Success

January 9th, 2019

Everyday life increasingly depends on IT systems. It is therefore vital that projects implementing the applications be delivered as far as possible on time, within budget and with full functionality, including performance and, especially, security. What’s likely to maximise the chances of project success?

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On Being Engineers: Deploying Systems

February 11th, 2015

Poor quality deployment will degrade an otherwise well-constructed system. It matters that rigorous engineering standards are applied to the activities involved: initial installation and ongoing operation, providing resilience, and handling updates and new releases.

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The Fabric of IT in Lapland…

December 12th, 2014

I’ve just visited Lapland again for my annual discussion with Elf Tietokone, the CIO of SantaSystems. Elf had called me to say there had been some exciting developments he wanted to tell me about. So, full of anticipation, I set off.

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On Being Engineers

November 10th, 2014

The production of software systems is frequently described as a branch of engineering yet the quality of too many applications is not good enough. What can we learn from other forms of engineering to improve quality of IT systems?

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Improving Application Quality

April 3rd, 2014

Too many applications on which we as societies depend are not good enough: difficult to use, poor performance, insufficiently secure.What can be done to improve the quality of IT applications that form an increasingly important part of our lives? What research would be useful in pursuit of that goal?

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The best laid plans…

March 19th, 2014

Why do businesses struggle to execute their plans? The major reason is that obstacles to success are not reported and removed, and therefore impede progress and implementation. Part of the responsibility lies in a human reluctance to give management bad news.

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