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    Fun with Planets

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    This has nothing to do with architecture or software development: http://jules.unavco.org/ a site where you can graphically examine geophysical data including things like fault zones, earthquakes, and volcanoes, as well as earth at night, etc. It also...
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    Blue Water Software Development*

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    I use the contrasting metaphors of the sailboat and the locomotive to illustrate the value of the iterative approach, But is the locomotive really that bad? Is a waterfall process “water folly”? And is the sailboat really all that flexible? Let’s go a...
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    The Psychology of Iteration (part 2): Cybernetics and Control

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    John Cleese (yes that John Cleese) tells the story of his "favorite childhood superhero, Gordon the Guided Missle". In each episode, Gordon would be given a task. Setting out to accomplish this task, he would be constantly told how he was wrong: too low...
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    The Psychology of Iteration (part 1)

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    There are still organizations that claim they do not use an iterative development process. Why is that? Wasn't this argument settled long ago? The so-called non-iterative methods, such as waterfall, are most often used in organizations where the dominating...
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    Patterns of Successful Software Projects (part 2) Multi-site Development

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    An example of a Software Project pattern. [What makes a project successful is Project Leadership, which too often is incarnated as Project Management. What is involved in Leadership that makes a project successful will be covered later.] Pattern Name...
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    How I would improve PowerPoint

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    {since I mention a Microsoft product, I include this disclaimer: “This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.”} I use PowerPoint. A lot. As do a lot of people at Microsoft (surprise!). I like the Visio-like...
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    Patterns of successful software projects (part 1) {addendum}

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    Alex Keizer recommends McConnell's “Rapid Development” for good ideas on software development projects. Let me back up a bit and explain a bit more of where I would like to go with this. “Software” has been recognized as...
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    Patterns of successful software projects (part 1)

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    A short introduction to my framework for successful projects, using terminology from the pattern literature. Future posts will expand on these topics. Definition of “successful“ There are five basic truths that make a successful software...
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