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5
Feb

Extreme Inspections – towards better metrics!

Extreme Inspections – towards better metrics! One of the biggest challenges we face in IT is demonstrable & measurable ways to access the quality of IT specifications. So, it was extremely refreshing to find a great article just published this week over at www.ModernAnalyst.com titled: ‘ Using Extreme Inspections to Significantly Improve Requirements Practice’. The …

23
Nov

What is the ‘right’ SDLC Doc Template? – some observations

What is the ‘right’ SDLC Doc Template? – some observations We recently received the following question: “I work for a small subsidiary. Can you recommend sources of documentation templates so I can build best practice to model for our parent company? Then I could recommend visible thread to propagate the standards.” The question opens up …

8
Nov

The strange case of the missing ‘serf-serve’ option

The strange case of the missing ‘serf-serve’ option I had a reminder last week of one of those quirky little rules in life that have no logical justification. I was traveling with a colleague in New Jersey and we were running slightly late for an appointment with a customer, feeling a little anxious as the …

1
Oct

What’s in a name? Well, quite a bit as it turns out!

What’s in a name? Well, quite a bit as it turns out! Lately I have been working with a certain large Financial Institution. We are putting in place a pilot program for VisibleThread as part of their global Quality Management initiative. It was in this context that the particular pilot customer brought up the term …

2
Sep

A lesson learned on sheds

A lesson learned on sheds About 8 years ago, I took a stab at building a ‘shed’ in the back garden. This was no ordinary ‘flat pack’ IKEA style shed, rather it was to be brick built, concrete foundations, slate roof, windows with real glass… Only problem was, I had never built a shed before