Process Methodology

A category for development process and ALM

If you’ve spent any amount of time in the IT industry – and particularly in software development – you’ve probably been asked to forecast the effort associated with some kind of work, outcome or deliverable. Software development is tricky as it involves some degree of guess work – requirements can […]

A simple project effort estimation utility

Introduction Recently I had to determine a universal product versioning syntax for our products and services.   This was done to ensure a level of consistency between projects and products. Depending on the deployment, currently there has been a wildly different format used between products and services.   Given the recent adoption […]

Product Numbering and Branch Management

At the recent architect forum in Sydney I was able to sit in on a round table discussion regarding rapid estimation exercises.   I’m in no way new to the process of estimating implementation time or generating effort forecasts – I’ve done so professionally for the past eight or nine years, an […]

Rapid Estimation

G’day.   Today’s topic is around the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) process methodology and how it relates to the process of gathering requirements and effort forecasting.   Yes, this is going to be one of those heavy blog entries.   The proper and right way to get to forecasting effort and […]

Agile and the MSF