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The Kernel Journals

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The Practical Application and Benefits of a Software Development Kernel

Throughout 2010, Roly Stimson, Principal Consultant with Ivar Jacobson International, has been blogging on the topic of a software practice Kernel. These posts are now put together into an ‘ejournal’. Download and read at your leisure on your laptop or hand-held device.

This e-journal discusses how development organizations can make step changes and sustainable improvements in their software delivery capability by using a kernel. A software process kernel is a model of the essentials of what all software development teams have to do to be successful, irrespective of precisely how they choose to do it. This journal focuses on the practical applications and benefits of a kernel, which includes de-risking process change and improvement, and minimizing process constraints and overheads while maximizing visibility of progress and predictability of outcome.

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