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Useful Resources for IT Executives


PMI(R) - Project Management Institute
The Project Management Institute(R), founded in 1969, has published numerous standards related to project management, and manages several levels of project management certifications.  Although not specifically tailored to software development project management, many organizations have benefited from certifying their project managers in the PMI.

IEEE CS - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the worlds leading professional association for the advancement of technology.  

ISO - International Organization for Standardization
The International Organization for Standards, or ISO, was founded in 1947.  It's Geneva, Switzerland headquarters produces world-wide industrial and commercial standards for the 158-countries that are represented in its memberships.

ISO 9000 is a quality standard for the manufacturing industry.
ISO 9000-3 is software quality management standard developed in 1977 that has now been replaced by ISO 90003.
ISO 90003 is a software quality management standard introduced in 2004.
ISO 9126 is an international standard for the evaluation of software.

ACM - Association for Computing Machinery
The Association for Computing Machinery provides leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources for advancing computing as a science and a profession.  

SIM - Society for Information Management
The Society for Information Management is a national organization connecting IT managers in local regions to each other.  See the above section for a link to the Utah chapter.


SANS Institute
SANS maintains a series of assessments of secure coding skills in three languages along with certification exams that allow programmers to determine gaps in their knowledge of secure coding and allows buyers to ensure outsourced programmers have sufficient programming skills. Organizations with more than 500 programmers can assess the secure coding skills of up to 100 programmers at no cost.

MITRE maintains the CWE (Common Weakness Enumeration) web site, with the support of the US Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division, presenting detailed descriptions of the top 25 programming errors along with authoritative guidance for mitigating and avoiding them. That site also contains data on more than 700 additional programming errors, design errors and architecture errors that can lead to exploitable vulnerabilities.

SAFECode - The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (members include EMC, Juniper, Microsoft, Nokia, SAP and Symantec) has produced two excellent publications outlining industry best practices for software assurance and providing practical advice for implementing proven methods for secure software development.


The Standish Group
The Standish Group is a software project risk-management research group.  They are publishers of the famous 'CHAOS Report.' 

Gartner - The Gartner Group
Gartner, originally called the Gartner Group, was founded in 1979 and launched publicly in the 1980's.  They are an information and technology research and advisory firm.

IDC - International Data Corporation
IDC is a market research and analysis firm specializing in information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology.

Forrester Research
Forrester Research is an independent technology and market research company that provides its clients with advice about technology's impact on business and consumers.

Cutter Consortium
Cutter Consortium is a group of experts who offer IT research, consulting, and training to clients.

Computer Economics
Computer Economics is a research and editorial journal relating to IT interests.

Aberdeen Group
Aberdeen Group is a Boston, MA based technology research company founded in 1988.  Aberdeen's research is relied on by more than 2 million readers in over 40 counties, and by 90% of the Fortune 1,000 and 93% of the Software 500.

The 451 Group
The 451 Group is an independent technology industry analyst company focused on new trends in the business of enterprise IT innovation.


Yankee Group
451Research analyst group focused on emerging trends in the business and consumer IT realm.


Evangelists is a leading Indian research and analysis organization, specializing in off-shore development consulting. (New Delhi) 
InfoSys is a leading Indian-based off-shore consulting organization with offices all over the U.S.

XSilica Software Solutions is a source for information technology consulting, outsourcing, and offshore services. (Hyderabad)




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