March 2006 - Posts
Paul Gielens has a thought-provoking posting on 'Agile Does Not Scale Very Well'. I posted a response to it but here it is again -
Having worked primarily for the Fortune 100 companies, I have seen it first hand that Agile (or any other "loose" methodology) won't work. Large organizations need a very regimented methodology (process/procedures) for it to function. Moreover, large organizations have very compartmentalized process for 'compensation', i.e., who contributes to development/projects and how so that they may get the rewards/credits.
Agile was never meant to be for large-scale organizations - it'll need a very serious change in management structure and thinking for it to happen.
About a year ago, I had posted something similar to the above at David Anderson's blog (MSFT employee who works on Agile Projects - http://www.agilemanagement.net/) but haven't heard anything about it (yet).
Looks like Hugh Pyle (Sr Product Manager @ Groove Microsoft) has been busy -
Five blog postings in a day (March 29 '06) ! Read them here...
XSLT Questions and Answers and other good stuff.. here...
One year after selling his Massachusetts start-up to Bill Gates, Ray Ozzie is challenging Microsoft to change or face extinction (more at Boston Globe)
[via Hugh Pyle's blog posting here..]
Looking for DotNetNuke (DNN) Hosting for .NET User Groups. Any out there that will give a discount (or free) to .NET User Groups? Will post ads, etc.. in exchange.
Announcing Code Camp 5: Code Frenzy!
Saturday, May 6,7 2006
May 6 – 8:30 AM – 9PM
May 7 – 8:30 AM – 4PM
Microsoft Waltham Office
201 Jones Road, 6th Floor
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
Details at Thom Robbins' blog site here...
Ray Ozzie has an excellent posting about wiring the web with Live Clipboard - read and join...
Back in 2004, I had done a small evaluation project for a client who wanted to move from eRoom into a Groove+SharePoint collaborative environment. It was an interesting project and much was learned from it. I had very briefly mentioned my findings at Eli Robillard's blog posting HERE
. Since then, I have received almost a hundred emails about it. I have posted that document HERE
(it has been edited to remove client-sensitive information). Much has changed within eRoom, Groove and SharePoint - this year will see new & improved versions. Hopefully, I'll get to work on these again.