A methodology for validating software product metrics
NIST announces the public comment release of SP 800-56A Rev. Revision 3 approves the use of specific safe-prime groups of domain parameters for finite field DH and MQV schemes and requires the use of specific commonly used elliptic curves.
SP 800-56A specifies key-establishment schemes based on the discrete logarithm problem over finite fields and elliptic curves, including several variations of Diffie-Hellman (DH) and Menezes-Qu-Vanstone(MQV) key establishment schemes.
Measuring Integrated Progress on Agile Software Development Projects Tamara Sulaiman, PMP, CST, Solutions IQ, Hubert Smits, CST, Rally Software, Summary Earned Value Management (EVM) is a well known project management technique which measures the integration of technical performance, cost and schedule against planned performance within a given project.
The result is a simple set of metrics providing early warnings of performance issues, allowing for timely and appropriate adjustments.
The EVM techniques have been adopted for Agile projects, and the correctness of the results has been proven .The terms ‘Verification‘ and ‘Validation‘ are frequently used in the software testing world but the meaning of these terms are mostly vague and debatable.You will encounter (or have encountered) all kinds of usage and interpretations of those terms, and it is our humble attempt here to distinguish between them as clearly as possible.Thanks to its work physics, timeboxes, and fast feedback, Agile is inherently more measurable than prior proxy-based, waterfall metrics of progress.Moreover, with Agile, the “system always runs.” So, the best measure comes directly from objective evaluation of the working system.