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Requirements Gathering geht schief!
If requirements are gathered by someone who isn't an end user, but who is an expert in the domain, there is the likelyhood that the requirements will be only roughly accurate. If that gatherer then leaves the project and you lose touch with the end users, ...
May 20, 2007
9:21:00 PM
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System Colours
We had an interesting experience on our project a few weeks ago. We asked the users for colour specifications for the GUI. Now bearing in mind they have been using a system that is 20 years old, they came up with "green back ground", ...
Apr 25, 2007
9:08:00 PM
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Making Off Shoring Work
Here is a paper I wrote some time back on how we made off shoring successful at a client site.
Mar 6, 2007
9:10:00 PM
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Kelly Johnsons 14 Rules of Management... for software!
Clarence Kelly Johnson is a famous aircraft designer who worked from the 30s to the 80s on high tech government projects. His management style has become famous because most of his projects ran extremely successful. In fact there are 14 rules of ...
Mar 1, 2007
10:21:00 PM
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7 Sheets of Requirements
Vision "Replace an enterprise information system that has been developed over the last ten years, to allow it to become stable on a modern architecture, to allow two new business units due to a split in the business to develop along their own paths, ...
Nov 8, 2006
12:00:00 AM
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SAP, SOA and a GUI
When I first learned about SAP, I was led to believe it was insular. Sharing its data or uploading data to it was possible, but expensive and discouraged. If you have SAP, stick with it. Then came XI, the SAP eXchange Infrastructure which is the SAP ...
Oct 17, 2006
12:00:00 PM
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Imagine you're spending your own money
As part of the Architecture definition for a project I'm working on, I have been preparing a cost estimate. The idea is that the client wants to know if they need to tender the project out to third parties, or whether it can be developed in house by the ...
Sep 18, 2006
4:49:00 PM
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SLOC
SLOC is "Software lines of code" and is an old measure of productivity when taken as lines of code written per day. There is lots of debate about its use, whether its good etc. But when comparing like for like, it should give valid results. I ...
Sep 12, 2006
4:50:00 PM
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Cartoon
This is one of my favourite software related cartoons. Unfortunately I don't know where it came from, so I cannot give credit to the originator. Sorry! (scroll right down to the bottom of the page, since the blog software is trying to be clever...)
May 29, 2006
5:14:00 PM
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Oldest non-recorded bug?
Can anyone beat this? This morning I get in to find an email from a customer relating to a change we did for them. He is complaining that the quantities in the EDI file that we send to a business partner are wrong. I investigate and surely enough, the ...
Mar 30, 2006
11:14:00 PM
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DT, EMV and NPR
I remember reading a while ago, a discussion about making the decision to build a complex peice of code now which contains more functionality than is required, compared to building a simple version now and having to pay more in the future to add that ...
Mar 17, 2006
11:18:00 PM
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Project Management: Software versus Kitchen Fitting
Download the paper that I wrote after fitting my kitchen here.
Dec 8, 2004
11:25:00 PM

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