I’ve had a few readers ask me how they can create a patterns & practices team for their Enterprise. I think with the overwhelming choices of technologies and directions, more people are looking to create small technology incubation and innovation teams to help identify, harvest and share proven practices as well as to help pave the paths and steer the course for their bigger ships.
While I don’t have everything packaged up as good as I could, here are some resources to get you started:
- Principles and Values Define a Culture - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jmeier/archive/2010/10/26/principles-and-values-define-a-culture.aspx
- Customer-Connected Engineering - http://shapingsoftware.com/2009/12/24/customer-connected-engineering-at-patterns-practices/
- Lessons Learned in patterns & practices - http://shapingsoftware.com/2008/12/09/lessons-learned-in-patterns-practices/
- Best Practices at patterns & practices - http://shapingsoftware.com/2009/11/30/patterns-practices-best-practices/
I included many lessons learned from the school of hard knocks learned over more than 10 years at patterns & practices.