Archive for May, 2007

Sydney Business and Technology User Group

Craig Bailey and Talman Pty. Ltd. have taken the initiative to start a new users group “Sydney Business and Technology User Group”, basically the group is an outcome of the conversion of the Sydney Visual FoxPro users group (yet another instance of people converting from VFP to something else……it is not only related to applications anymore…even the user groups are getting converted….!!!!   joking ).

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May 30, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: General, Talman news, Visual Foxpro

Software development blunders…..Exposing programmers / developers to clients

This seems to be a common issues when working with small teams, exposing programmers / developers to clients i.e allowing clients to directly access programmers for their development requirements. The common reasons why it happens:

Client feel comfortable passing on requirements directly (instead of documenting it and processing it through the development process)

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May 28, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Project Management, Software Engineering

BetaNews | Top 10 New Features in Windows Server 2008

Here is the link to article:

Link to BetaNews | Top 10 New Features in Windows Server 2008

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May 28, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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The top 10 dead (or dying) computer skills

Great story ….good to know VFP is nowhere on the list (would not be in TOP 25 dead skills…I presume)….

Link to The top 10 dead (or dying) computer skills

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May 26, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: General, Software Engineering

IT project management is getting better…….

According to the Standish Group, a respected IT industry analysis and research firm, IT project management is getting better, but still out of control. Consider these statistics from their 2004 version of the CHAOS report:

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May 22, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Project Management

The final tasks and the final stages ….

On most of the projects (which are overrun), the project team and the project manager realize they are not prepared to complete the project on schedule and then the project manager looks for ways to speed up the process to complete the job on time, which usually means additional hours, nights, and weekends.

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May 21, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Project Management, Software Engineering

Software development blunders…..not re-phasing / re-scheduling project tasks…..

It is a common scenario, where in you are into the development phase and you find you are lagging behind on development schedule or implementation schedule for a phase. And in such cases most common mistake made by project managers is “not revising the project tasks and / or priority of pending tasks”.

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May 19, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Project Management, Software Engineering

Rahul Desai goes Joomla!

I started using the Joomla CMS and have revamped my personal website…..

Rahul Desai’s new home on web : Http://Rahul.NationalCom.com 

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May 18, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: General, Personal

» Microsoft: Free and open source software violates 235 Microsoft patents | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

Link to » Microsoft: Free and open source software violates 235 Microsoft patents | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

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May 13, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Software development blunders….not using risk management

Almost all the major project decisions are made without formally evaluating the potential risks and/or consequences?

Formalized risk management is highly underused in project management.

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May 13, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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