Archive for September, 2006

Can I run Office behind an ASP.NET page?

Monday, September 18th, 2006

So people ask me this all the time, so I thought I'd blog about it... Actually normally they say something like "I tried to launch Office on behind an ASP page and it [ errors | performance sucks | fails to save | etc ]". Here's the answer. The primary scenario for using ...

Waddington Pictures!

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

  Pictures and a full report of my Waddington trip are on my climbing web site.   What's all this got to do with agility. I learnt quite a bit about "the last responsible moment" when making a decision. Decisions on which route to take whether to continue at all or retreat. 

But what value does this have?

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

Ken Perilman asked me this. I came up with some of these at the time but added some afterward:It's a powerful analogy in the physical world for a an activity that's virtual - software.It's an engaging analogy a few nice pictures make a message more consumable.It can provide good visual ...

Failure and Learning

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

In some cases you only learn through failure. I learnt more on my first failed Scrum project than I might have if it had succeeded. I learnt that the amount of time it takes to facilitate a team successfully is significant and some of the prerequisites for setting a team ...

Common Threads – Retreat and Failure

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

Agile teams have use the concept of the "last responsible moment" - the last point at which a decision like a change in architecture, implementation or dependency can be made. In extreme cases this might include cutting the project entirely. Alpine climbers have a similar concept, the "turnaround time or ...