web analytics

Data, data everywhere 

Twitter LinkedIn RSS
magnify
Home Archive for category "Product Development"
formats

IEEE Technology Management Council to become IEEE Society

In a recent announcement, Jennifer Trelewicz, President of the IEEE Technology Management Council, stated that the IEEE Technical Activities Board has approved the transition of the IEEE Technology Management Council to an IEEE Society. Once ratified by the IEEE Board of Directors, the transition of the TMC to an IEEE Society will take place on

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Thoughts on software testing

One of the brilliant things about Don Reinertsen’s book, The Principles of Product Development Flow [1], is that it is applicable to a wide variety of product development scenarios in both manufacturing and (even) in software development, even though the tradeoffs are very different between the two. In this article, which I wrote in 2009,

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Some project management implications for product development

Two of my favorite engineering management books are Brooks’ The Mythical Man Month [1] and Don Reinertsen’s book, Managing the Design Factory [2]. They are my favorites because they put software engineering into an entirely different perspective from the methodology descriptions found in most Software Engineering texts: issues of tradeoffs, timings, economic decision-making, and risk

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Supplemental materials for INFO2070 and INFO2080

To supplement the materials for INFO2070 (systems analysis) and INFO2080 (system design) in Winter 2013 I plan to use a number of excellent resources beyond the course text, which is Satzinger, Jackson, and Burd’s Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with the Unified Process (2005). These reference materials are, in no particular order: Robert C. Martin and

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

The Principles of Product Development Flow – first impressions

In the Winter 2013 term I will be teaching two different courses on software engineering, INFO2070 and INFO2080. One additional resource (of several) I’ll be relying upon is a book by Donald G. Reinertsen entitled “The Principles of Product Development Flow”, a follow-on volume to two other popular books by Don, “Developing Products in Half

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Time separation and performance of technical teams

Increasingly, companies are relying more heavily on geographically-distributed workforces, particularly in systems development since the artifacts of that development are easily transferable across borders and timezones. The advantages of that collaboration are many; in particular, a singular advantage is to be able to bring together virtual teams of people who have considerable expertise in their

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments