Coding With Blinders On

Posted on Insights

I saw a horse pulling a carriage the other day and noticed that the horse had blinders on. Blinders are those square pieces of leather on the side of each of the horse’s eyes. It prevents the horse from becoming distracted and allows it to focus on moving ahead when trotting among the city traffic. […]

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Kanban: Not Just For Making Cars

Posted on IV&V

Rewind back to 2015. My manager walks in and asks us to gather round as he announces excitedly we’ll be using kanban. “Kanban … isn’t that a manufacturing scheduling system?” I was slightly confused. I studied the concept in college. But I work as an automation tester, how is this relevant to what I do? […]

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4 and 5

Posted on IV&V

Recently while I was speaking with a group about one of AEGIS’ core services, Independent Verification Validation (IV&V), there was an exclamation from someone in the room: “Oh! I was wondering what ‘4 & 5’ was….” Unfortunately, the discipline of IV&V remains an obscure art, especially outside of the federal government. But even within government, […]

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IV&V: Justify Thy Existence!

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One challenge we frequently hear hurled at the practitioners and champions of independent verification and validation (IV&V) and quality assurance (QA) is, “How can you justify the cost?” Or sometimes, “How much did you actually save the program?” In other words, “Prove your value!” That’s a difficult request. The idea of IV&V and QA is […]

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