Patterns & Practices Summit 2007 (Redmond)

Geez, if you haven’t heard next week is the patterns & practices Summit in Redmond, Washington. The agenda is packed with all good things factories, agile, frameworks, architecture etc. from some of the best in the industry. Session Agenda It’s a little late news, its not been well advertised, but the day not to miss…

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Packaging & Building Software Factories Series

We are happy to announce our latest white papers on Software Factory implementation. There is a small mini-series on the MSDN Architecture Center called "Packaging & Building Software Factories". There are two parts to the series: Part 1 – Packaging with Visual Studio 2005 Discusses how to package the various software factory project types (VSX,…

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Building Software Factories Series

MSDN has (finally) published the first part of our series on "Building Software Factories" on MSDN. Just a little worried that some of this content is now a little out of date considering we wrote it more than 6 months ago based upon our blog series Building Software Factories – Factories 201. However, the up…

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TechEd Europe 2007

For those big into Software Factories in Europe – it is TechEd Developers in Barcelona again! (November 7th) There are a few sessions on factories, including ours "ARC 301 – Build Your Own Software Factory" Software factories are emerging automation and guidance tools that address many of the chronic problems in building software for our…

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Lest We Forget

Just a quick study note. Now this could be my short post I have so desperately wanted to write for sometime! It dawned on me today that we may be losing sight of the big picture here. I am picking that a great number of people are confused by all this DSL, GAT and Software…

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Software Factory Verticalization (Specialization)

I have been meaning to write this post about software factory verticalization for some time now. I actually started this post at the start of the year, but we’ve been busy writing a number of MSDN white papers recently which have gotten in the way, which in retrospect has been good because some enlightenment has…

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Design & Manufacturing

Just a recent observation. Agile vs. Formal processes in the context of factories – any confusion there? It’s pretty much a given these days in software engineering we accept that we have been misled over the last couple of decades into believing that software development should follow a manufacturing process (see from your own experience the…

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Factories are – ‘Big In Japan’

Edward and I have just finished delivering another TechEd, in Japan this time, on ‘Building Your Own Software Factory’.  It has been a very good trip with certainly some interesting experiences. It’s the first time we have delivered this session with live translation – and everyone here is extraordinarily polite. I found it particularly interesting that the Japanese…

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Moving Right Along

We said it a while back at the start of the year, odd calendar years always bring good change for me, and this one could not be better. I’ve accepted the offer to move to the US to be the Microsoft principal lead on a very significant software factories engagement (still within Microsoft Services). I can’t…

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Virtual TechEd Fish Bowl

Whilst at TechEd US in Orlando, we set up a little fun with Martin Danner in a ‘Virtual TechEd’ interview. The videos for these interviews have now been released, you can catch our one here called: ‘Build Your own Software Factory’ Thanks to Martin for hosting the interview, have to say he made it pretty…

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