Carbon Project Management

27. October 2011 Uncategorized 0
There’s a brand new project management methodology sweeping the nation, it’s called Carbon Project Management.*  It’s fairly simple. Essentially, the steps are: Write whatever task needs to be done on a carbon form. Give the top copy to whoever is doing the work (the developer) Take the first carbon copy and give that to the ...

TFS vs PivotalTracker

20. October 2011 One-Time 1
http://stuffthathappens.com/blog/2008/03/05/simplicity/ I first saw this cartoon about 3 years ago while we were in the midst of an SAP migration, as well as 2 other internal apps being rewritten. I was the lead (okay, time to be honest, I was the only) developer on one of the apps, that sadly looked  a lot more like ...

What responsibilities does a developer have?

20. October 2011 Uncategorized 0
As I do almost every day, I was reading my favorite development blog on Tuesday.  He had a link that was simply titled Agile Software Is a Cop-Out. That definitely piqued my interest.  It had a captivating title, and dealt with a subject that has mixed feelings (even for me internally) – project management and software ...

Let’s Get Back to the Manifesto

11. October 2011 Uncategorized 0
A lot of companies and software groups these days are “Agile” or are going agile.  Many people will espouse the downfall of the waterfall method and all that was evil within it.  A lot of them will not even understand why it’s wrong.  I often wonder how many people doing Agile actually understand the principles. ...