Sunday, March 19, 2006

MSF for Agile Software Development

For more then 20 years my world of software development was centered around Oracle. You could say that I suffered from a tunnel vision. OK, Microsoft for the desktop was a fact, but if we were talking about serious transaction driven applications Oracle was the way to go. As a result all the developers in our shop were Oracle (Forms, Reports, PL/SQL) trained. More or less we were used to a CDM like development method and vocabulary.

A couple of years ago we decided to go the "browser only" way. Web based applications developed with :Lotus Domino/Notes. (Using Lotus Notes as the collaboration platform didn't get a lot of supporters so we decided to keep Exchange as our mail/agenda platform.)

Recently we proclaimed the "Microsoft all the way" approach. There are a lot of good reasons for this. Perhaps something I can write about in another post.

As a result of this all Microsoft info is viewed from a different perspective. Even methodologies as MSF come into the picture. As a first step I'm getting into this area in order to find out if this MSF thing can be usefull for our shop.

MSF for Agile Software Development is a scenario-driven, context-based, agile software development process that utilizes many of the ideas embodied in Team System. This process incorporates proven practices developed at Microsoft around requirements, design, security, performance, and testing. This new release introduces the new Team Model, Mindsets, and Principles.


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