Building software is like building a house in many ways.  When building a house, we have to have a good foundation, strong pillars, proper plumbing and wiring, and so on and so forth.  When building software, we need to have a good design, clear and concise code, proper wiring of components, etc. There is one… Read More

Traditionally, quality assurance ensures the quality of a product once it’s built in order to shield customers from receiving defective product. TQM suggests that rather than putting quality assurance at the end of the product cycle, feedback loops be placed at every step of the product building process so that the actual causes of defects… Read More

Out of all the Agile methodologies I have studied so far (XP, Scrum, AUP, and MSF), I really like the fact that MSF provides a Team Model that goes into details about how project teams should be structured. While it may be obvious to some, I know from experience that properly structuring teams is not… Read More

For Agile methodologies to really work with the promised increase in efficiency, it’s important that all participating team members be generalists rather than specialists. For some companies migrating to Agile from other traditional methodologies, this may not be the case. I have worked with companies that have well-defined and assigned roles for Business Analysts, Database… Read More