No, it’s not about Microsoft. Today I found myself explaining arguments that are “organizational” and “administrative” although with some technical merit. The discussion was with one of the developers regarding piloting V7 of ClearCase, rather than using the 6.15 we have installed. (For the compassionate readers, leave condolences in the comments section). I’m not the
Roy wrote about tips for a successful team lead. These are things you can start implementing tomorrow morning. I think the Demo is great to create a constraint for the team. James Shore talked about that in his pre-published agile book. I would also add time-boxing with short iterations. When the time to release is
We’re currently starting to work towards the annual management review. Most of the time I’ve been here at Bio-Rad, I used to be at the other end. It goes like this: QA shows different metrics and measurements collected recently, relating to the whole year. Project manager looks surprised. (I’ve practiced, so I know). Investigation begins.
The managed run time for dynamic languages looks cool. I’ve been reading on Ruby lately and the simplicity can take you a long way. However, this could be a curse too. I remember I was in TechEd Europe a few years back, and went to a talk regarding Lotus Notes and Exchange integration. Yes, it
The news from MIX keep coming, and it’s looking very interesting. Scoble says “Microsoft rebooted the Web”. On one hand, until a few weeks ago I was sure Silverlight was another attempt by Microsoft to take over another turf, with not too promising odds. Going after Adobe seems futile. But now, Silverlight starts to look
Everyone agrees that code review is good for you. We are tracking both how many code reviews were done, and how many bugs we’ve uncovered during the sessions. We’ve been at it since Dec-06, and in April I did a summary to see where we are. The more reviews we do, the more bugs are
This would be the first entry, so this is where I have to define where I’m going with this blog. Not that I really know yet. I’m currently in an interesting position. After 13 years of doing software development, architecture and managing software projects, I wound up in a place where I should be able