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Practical and proven concepts improving and complementing governance for software development projects
First book holistically looking at software development from the perspective of CTOs/CIOs, software architects, and auditors
Focus on effective communication of identified issues to foster acceptance by responsible people
Addresses new challenges for enterprise architects in a changing world of software development
Extends the concepts of audits to strategic and core processes of a company
Introduces the concept of Control Self-Assessment to software development
The complexity of software is continuously growing as a result of today’s interconnected business processes. Governance of architecture and technology strategy helps to ensure coherence of software and avoid excessive complexity. At the same time software development needs room for creativity and empowerment to provide solutions to business problems of increasing complexity. The book looks at this software dilemma from the perspectives of CIOs/CTOs, software architects, and auditors. Each of these groups has different interests which need to be considered, reconciled, and balanced. CIOs/CTOs are provided with the boundary conditions they have to establish assuring the achievement of strategic objectives. Architects and auditors find proven concepts for effectively assessing software projects and architectures, as well as for effectively communicating identified issues to responsible persons. The book is based on the author’s long experience in software engineering, governance, and auditing.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Auditing and Control Self-Assessment - Corporate Governance - Effective Communication - Empowerment - Software Complexity
The World Has Changed.- Are you connected - CIO, Architect, and Auditor ?.- Building the Foundation.- Orienteering Race - Position, direction, Go !.- The Software Sustainability Audit.- The Process Audit - Not just for the Auditor.- The Product Audit - Look at this, Architect !.- Governance Where It Belongs - Control Self-Assessment.- It's Not Only about the Facts - Communication Matters.