Posts Tagged ‘ process ’

Test Cases, an Investment

December 11, 2013
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Test Cases, an Investment

It never ceases to frustrate and disappoint me when I hear people talking of test cases as use-once, throwaway artefacts. Any team worth its salt will be building a library of tests and will see that library as an asset and something worth investing in...
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More on Technical Debt #2/2

November 26, 2013
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More on Technical Debt #2/2

Last week I offered some techniques for management of technical debt. In this post I offer some more.Technical debt is a debt that you incur every time you avoid doing the right thing (like refactoring, removing duplication/redundancy), thereby letting...
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NOTE: Agile Developments at SAS

June 24, 2013
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Seek and you shall find. Isn't Google wonderful? I'm a keen proponent of Agile software development practices and processes. I've long been curious to know more about the software development processes used within the various teams at SAS. Jason Burke ...
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NOTE: Release Management and Version Control

June 11, 2013
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Yesterday I mentioned SAS platform administrators and how their work and their value can be overlooked. My post related to an article on the SAS Users Groups blog. Last week I saw another SAS Users Groups blog entry about something else that is often o...
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Affinity Diagrams for Problem Solving #sasgf13

May 15, 2013
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Affinity Diagrams for Problem Solving #sasgf13

I was pleased to be invited to present a paper on Visual Techniques for Problem Solving and Debugging at this year's SAS Global Forum (SGF) conference. I spoke about the importance of human interaction in solving complex issues; the process and peopl...
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Whatever You Call It, It’s All About People First

September 18, 2012
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Whatever You Call It, It’s All About People First

Achieve Intelligence (AI) just published its latest monthly news article. AI's monthly publications are all themed on building your Business Intelligence (BI) strategy. This month's publication is entitled "Capability Improvement – The Three P’s"...
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Requirements. Whose Responsibility? #sasgf12

April 30, 2012
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Requirements. Whose Responsibility? #sasgf12

I was pleased to see some papers on the subject of software development processes at SAS Global Forum this year. The IT industry hasn't yet reached a point where a consensus on the perfect software development process has been reached (will it ever?)...
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Papers Without SAS?! #sasgf12

April 30, 2012
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I was pleased to see a number of papers at this year's SAS Global Forum that dared to focus on topics outside of SAS technology and syntax. Two papers that particularly caught my interest were How to Create a Business Intelligence Strategy by Guy Garre...
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