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Where to Find Agile Development Techniques Process Content?

In some recent blog posts I have discussed developing a process for small app development outside of the IT area as well as applying software development techniques to financial modeling.  I have also covered a little about the process used, providing some additional context on the mini- assessment as well as the delivery mechanism (process authoring and management tool).  Today I wanted to share some thoughts about “method content”, the actual pieces of the process that are the methodology.

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Using a Process Management Tool

Over the years I have evaluated and demoed various tools to create, modify, or publish processes, the two process management tool platforms we use most often are Rational Method Composer, “RMC”, and the Eclipse Process Framework Composer, “EPF Composer”.

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Software Development Practices Applied to Financial Modeling

The current state of the economy and its financial crisis has required organizations to put additional structure and scrutiny to financial model risk management.

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More On the Process for Development Outside of the IT Area

My last blog post was about the creation of a process for “development” that is outside of the IT area.

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Process for small app development outside of IT

 recently finished creating the initial version of a process for developing “applications” by people outside of the IT area. 

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Leaders Need Vision

Leaders of process improvement initiatives need vision (note not the vision artifact from the unified process).

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Process Assessments are a Good Baseline of Health

I just completed a process assessment for a client, baselining the current state in aspects such as consistency across the varying development methodologies and comparing to best practices we see out in the industry (RUP/OpenUp/Agile practices) as well as at other clients.

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What happens when the plug is pulled too soon on an initiative's budget?

Process implementation, process improvement, and process reengineering initiatives are no different than other types of project work when it comes to cutting budget.

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Process Assessments are a Good Baseline of Health

We just completed a process assessment for a client, baselining the current state in aspects such as consistency across the varying development methodologies and comparing to best practices we see out in the industry (RUP/OpenUp/Agile practices) as well as at other clients.

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