I try not to miss them, but the last .Net user group was about refactoring. I’ve been refactoring before I wrote unit tests, which was very courageous (and stupid). This post is a response to Gadi Meir’s post (in Hebrew) in which he states that refactoring policy should be defined by the CTO or equivalent.
Category Archives: Collaboration
What makes a project succeed? Well, the list is long, so I won’t even try. I have seen failures and successes decided on team work. Why would a person contribute to the team success, or not? Apart from the “survivalist” who cares about his job, there are others that excel or remain average. Those who
Not really, but there are improvements. One of the PMs has scheduled builds every Thursday. The team is working cohesively to meet these deadlines and share the responsibilities. Status is communicated every two days, and solutions to problems are found. It takes a lot of re-planning, as things change from week to week. Features are
My last post reminded me of another thing that came up during the last audit. The code review process was just beginning, but I already had forms as proof of the process taking place. The auditor looked at them and asked “why aren’t there names on the forms?”. I said proudly (as it was my
Our management team decided to cancel entry and leave time tracking. Task time tracking will continue using our Project Server according to the project plans. I don’t think time tracking enforces anything. Since it measures the time you were at work, not the time you are actually working, and not how well you manage your
One of the processes we were planning to introduce was some root-cause analysis for things that happen along the way. As luck would have it, one of the project managers came to a conclusion he needed something like that today. A bug that was discovered was the trigger, and the three team members involved were
One of my greatest decisions ever (in my view, anyway) was on a project I managed a few years back. Under pressure, and no time to waste – sounds familiar, I know – all we could do is produce more bugs. I asked the test team lead to assign testers to developers, to sit with