November, 2004

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    Process.2

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    Not tracking some metrics It’s easy to get carried away with tracking bug counts, lines of code, person-hours per bug fixed, and on and on, but that’s not a big risk here at Microsoft. We tend to be so anti-bureaucracy, that we shun this kind of process...
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    Process.1

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    Much of the wisdom relating to the development process is well known, but it deserves repeating. Often the difference between in and out of control is in the details. Not using milestones and milestone reviews Virtually every team at Microsoft divides...
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    Show reviews: Death Cab for Cutie.Paramount Theater.Seattle.11092004

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    Up front, I gotta say Death Cab for Cutie's was Transatlanticism one of my favorite cds of the last year. I had it on my ipod snowboarding last winter & it will for a long wile be one of my favorite powder day cd - it's odd how a slower cd works so...
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    Dealing with management...

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    I will admit i say this stuff with a forked tounge, seeing my hair is increasingly moving to having dual pointy bits. One problem i always have is keeping management type people involved in a project consistently over time. Reality is if they are constantly...
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    not posted for a while...

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    i'm still alive. been spending a bunch of time on msi - super stuff - but a bunch of inherant issues. custom actions end up being a compatibility problem but is all anyone ever wants to do. setup is always a weird place on every project i've worked on...
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