In June and July 2011, Creative Intellect Consulting UK undertook a survey to assess the level of understanding and knowledge within the systems and smart product enablement market for software and product lifecycle convergence points. Our survey was open to systems and product delivery professionals attending IBM Rational Innovate 2011 in Orlando, Florida; EDN Europe readership community; BigLever Software’s on-line community; and systems and hardware engineering professionals from around the world. This report identifies where the collaboration and interaction points are and determines the appetite for Agile methodologies and practices within the systems and smart product enablement market. The results offer a mixed bag of reassurances and concerns that requires more rigorous support from within the supply community and greater drive from systems and product delivery organizations.
In October and November 2010, Creative Intellect Consulting UK undertook a survey to understand the impact of security on the software development and delivery processes. This report, carried out after an in- depth survey with members of information security professional body (ISC)2; the International Association of Software Architects (IASA); software development, IT and information security professionals; and software architects around the world, represents current practices firmly in the dock. It throws up in black and white just how serious the issue is.