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2014

Downloadable Video: Achieving Agile Transformation with Kanban, Kotter, and Lean Startup

There really is not much choice. You are going to have to start thinking about implementing agile processes in your organizations sooner or later, do yourself a favor and watch this video series first.

2012

Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams Book Review

This book will become a classic to turn to over time. Every manager interacting with programmers should read this book. That includes CIOs, Software Architects, Enterprise Architects, and Lead Developers.

An Enterprise and Software Architect's Tools of the Trade

It is not easy keeping up the latest technologies, processes, architectural techniques, and enterprise architecture framework improvements. Now more than ever an architect needs a lot of assets to keep up.

Software Engineering Best Practices: Lessons from Successful Projects in the Top Companies Book Review

This is one of those books that should be read by every person with a relationship to IT. Testers, CIOs, CFOs, developers, architects, project managers, and agilists will benefit from this book. I highly recommend reading it. You will come out the back end of it with a complete new perspective on Software Engineering.

Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum Book Review

This book down to earth does not just regurgitate Scrum practices, it provides tons of advice and examples from past experience. The book is for all levels of individuals and teams involved with or thinking about getting involved with Scrum.

2011

12 Essential Skills for Software Architects Book Review

Although the book is written in the context of Software Architecture, anyone could benefit from the advice in the book.

Software Product Line Engineering Resource Kit

I recently decided to update the Product Line Engineering Assets I reuse from project to project. In the past I reused a baseline project that contained a folder structure and the UML stereotypes needed to do Use Cases, Feature, and Static Modeling.

Communicate... because in IT, if you build it, they may not come.

Finding the perfect balance of influence between IT and the Business Owners (I will resist the urge to refer to them as B.O.) is not easy. I usually find that most projects are influenced by one or the other in an unbalanced manner.

Developers should Learn Why not just Memorize What

To me having information is knowledge, knowing what to do with the knowledge is wisdom. I see a whole lot of knowledge these days, but very little wisdom.

Software Development Processes Out of Balance

I find a lot of software development environments out of balance. It only takes one area of the environment to be out of its element to throw off the entire software development environment.

Requirements Engineering: Fundamentals, Principles, and Techniques Book Review

It is not common to see a book like this come out in today’s technical book market, or for that matter in any era of the technical book market.

2010

Are you a .NET development shop, or a Microsoft development shop?

I am not sure if the market has clearly stated that there is a difference between being a Microsoft shop and a .NET shop. I watch a lot of places try to decide which way to go without realizing they are actually making the choice.

Free Software Engineering Institute Webinar Serves as Software Architecture Primer

The Software Engineering Institute is doing a free webinar on Software Architecture. It is on Thursday, July 8, at 1 p.m. EDT.

Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010 Book Review

This is a pretty sweet book. There are a ton of features in Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010. This book does a great job of covering all of them that are related to Application Lifecycle Management.

2009

Sticking it to the Man, Our Day will Come

As I look out across the industry at what companies are doing to employees, at least in IT, what I see disgusted me. Many companies are not refusing to pay because they can’t; they are refusing to pay because they want to take advantage of the current economy. Fear is holding employees prisoner to job conditions they normally would have never seen.

Technical Interviews and Interviewers that Suck and how to Avoid Them

Over the past 6 to 9 months I have interviewed with quite a few companies. The current economy has created a few new breeds of interviewer, breeds our field could do without.....

The Process of Software Architecting Book Review

If you are involved in software development in anyway, you should read this book. It is the story of how it is supposed to be.

Favorite Sayings of State Government Managers and the Interpretations

I recently resigned from my state position. Not wanting to waste any of the valuable lessons I learned there, I thought I would impart them to the rest of the world.