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The Stealth Software Challenge

Author Profiles:

Barry Jaruzelski ([email protected]), a vice president with Booz Allen Hamilton in New York, is the firm’s lead marketing officer. He concentrates on corporate strategy, organizational transformation, and time-to-market improvement for companies in high-technology industries and manufacturers of highly engineered products.

Michael Busch ([email protected]) is a vice president with Booz Allen Hamilton based in New York. He helps executive teams of technology providers design growth strategies, develop market entry and channel strategies for high-potential segments, establish market-driven product development processes, and execute profit improvement programs.

Jay Kumar ([email protected]) is a principal with Booz Allen Hamilton based in New York. He specializes in transformation efforts and improving marketing organization effectiveness in technology and medical products companies. 
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  1. Eduardo Alvarez, Scott Bonneau, Chris Disher, and Gilon Irwin, “Getting IT Right: An Approach to Managing IT Complexity,” Booz Allen Hamilton white paper, September 2003: It’s next to impossible to reduce complexity in the modern large-scale IT organization, but managing IT complexity can significantly improve performance and reduce costs. PDF download.
  2. National Institute of Standards & Technology, “The Economic Impacts of Inadequate Infrastructure for Software Testing,” NIST Planning Report 02-3, May 2002: A well-researched government study of the economic effects of poor-quality software. An update would be helpful. PDF download.
  3. Jim Turley, “Motoring With Microprocessors,”, August 11, 2003: An overview of microprocessors in automobiles. Click here.
  4. Embedded Systems Institute Web site: A useful Netherlands-based Web site dedicated to joint industry and academic research into improving the embedded software development process. Click here.
  5. Project Management Institute Web site: This Web site promotes efforts to improve the project management process. Click here.
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