How Organizational Structure Effects Software Quality: Learnings From Windows Vista

Monday, December 8th, 2008

When Nachiappan Nagappan from Microsoft Research (MSR) showed some of the results from his paper at the p&p Summit I pretty much had to check it out. THE INFLUENCE OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE ON SOFTWARE QUALITY: AN EMPIRICAL CASE STUDY  - Nachiappan Nagappan, Brendan Murphy & Victor R. Basili The MSR team examined the ...

Videos From The patterns & practices Summit Now Online

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Some videos of the talks from this year's p&p Summit are now available online: Driving Development With Acceptance Testing - Grigori Melnik & Michael Puleio Distributed Agile Development - Ade Miller Guidance for SharePoint/Windows SharePoint Services - Blaine Wastell & Francis Cheung This is just a selection of the ...

patterns & practices Developer Team Blogs

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

So right around the time of the p&p Summit Bob finally got his blog up and running. This means that all of the patterns & practices Developer team now have a blog. I thought I'd summarize them here. Espresso Fueled Agile Development - Mike's blog on agile development, the ...

Pat Helland on Green Computing through Sharing

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Pat Helland gave an awesome keynote last week at the p&p Summit. I wasn't able to blog about it until today as he gave the same talk at TechEd in Europe yesterday. You can read the abstract here. He got through over sixty slides in an hour so this just ...

The patterns & practices Top Ten

Friday, November 7th, 2008

John deVadoss and David Hill gave this morning's keynote at the p&p Summit. They ran through a top ten list of things that p&p will be focusing on moving forward... Questions - Your feedback is number one There is a Method - What is the product frame ...

Application Architecture and the Agile Architecture Method

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

On Tuesday at the p&p Summit in Redmond J.D. Meier talked for the first time about the work he's been doing on the new Application Architecture Guide 2.0 for p&p. We've just released a beta of this on CodePlex and are discussing some of the thinking behind it with the ...

Kent Beck’s Strategies for Evolving Design

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Kent Beck gave the keynote at the p&p Summit today and had some interesting thoughts on strategies for evolving your design. Leap from one design to another. This seldom works but when it does it's great. Parallel implementations of different designs, get them both working at the same time and gradually migrate. ...

patterns & practices Summit in Redmond

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

This week is the patterns & practices Summit so I'm sitting in the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond. Tomorrow I'll be speaking about our experiences at p&p with distributed agile development and hopefully talking to some of our customers about their challenges in this area. Chris Sims reviewed the distributed ...