Re-thinking IT

Pursuing an unquestioning belief in economy of scale, managers of service organizations have industrialized their operations. Front- and back-offices, glued together by IT systems are now the norm. But being normal is not the same as being right. Building on the work of W. Edwards Deming (‘we invented management, we …

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System – Sam Guckenheimer Interview

Sam Guckenheimer has been the chief customer advocate for VSTS, responsible for its end-to-end external design. He describes his book, Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, as a framework for thinking about software projects in a way that can be directly tooled by VSTS. It presents essential theory …