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January 2008 - Posts

Since I use virtual images of TFS for some of the things I'm doing, thought I'd let you know that these virtual machines are available now on MSDN . The nice about these images is the preinstallation of Visual Studio Team System, and Team Foundation Read More...
I wanted to share some general accomplishments from our first quarter of using Kanban in terms of metrics. Our cycle times have been slashed in half! Our backlog is the lowest I've ever seen it at. And we've been able to quickly identify blockages Read More...
I'm a little late to the party on this, but Microsoft is going to release their MVC for ASP.NET. In Object Oriented programming I'm looking at this model, and I'm not initially sure if this helps. If you already are creating loosely coupled Read More...
This blog post by Uncle Bob at Objectmentor got me thinking about how Visual Studio automated Testing can help in your Test Driven Development effort. First off, let me say that I fervently agree with Uncle Bob that TDD cannot be replaced by automatically Read More...
It's time for a little feedback on where we are for our Kanban system for Change Manaement. For explanations of how and why we are implementing this sytem, please look at the posts, Using Kanban to manage your maintainence backlog post. , and the Read More...
Check out this interesting post over at Project Programmibility called Reporting Database Extensions: Local Custom Fields Custom Code . This shows how to create a server side event in Project Server 2007 that caches custom fields for your reporting. It Read More...
If you need more info on how to move your Project Management organization from mainstream or waterfall project management methods, here is an article from Doug Dicarlo that might be interesting. Doug makes some points about the book Preston Smith wrote Read More...
Here's a great video interview on ARCast TV from some colleagues of mine at Robert Bosch (David Dickinson and Davie Sweis). The video is about how this internal group has been evolving their SOA strategy, and how that works practically in a Microsoft Read More...