FAQ – Why do I need Software Factories?

OK, so first off I want to address the more personal, individual aspect of this question, rather than the more broader industry angle – which can be found in many other references online and offline (books, articles and the like). These other references describe in detail the drivers for software factories, and why we as an industry need them…

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The How, the What and the Why – Stages of software development

In the last year or so I have been on a ‘mission’, a crusade in fact, to complete and promote a software offering that’s been under way for the last 3 years. Seems like a long project, but that offering has been evolving and really the journey has been a long evolving cycle for me in…

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What use will factories have in our products?

Occasionally, I get asked by others internally at Microsoft, what role software factories are going play in their space, ‘their space’ as it were are server products we ship, such as: SharePoint, Exchange, BizTalk etc. Perhaps I’ll start with a problem first and hopefully this will tease out an answer. One of the issues our…

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