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Back in January, Brian H. Prince from Microsoft interviewed me about the UML features in Visual Studio Team System 2010. Today, he informed me that the interview is finally live on Channel 9.


Posted On Tuesday, May 26, 2009 6:58 PM

Pattern 19. Requirements Archaeology
Diagnostic Checklist: Requirements Archaeology ? 70 Your project is to supplement, upgrade, or replace an existing system. ? 30 The existing system is poorly documented, or the documentation is out of date. ____ Total You can learn how to score the checklists here. Problem: The project is to supplement, upgrade, or replace an existing system, which is the de facto primary source of your requirements. Context: In many organizations, new work has to be done in a context of legacy systems, which embody ......

Posted On Sunday, February 1, 2009 1:13 PM

Ulterior Motive Lounge Episode 31: The Teams Split Up
Continuing The Project That Time Forgot, a UML case study in comic strip form... (Click pictures for larger images.) After a long hiatus due to weather, illness, work, conferences, and more stuff than I can explain, the Lounge is back. This Episode gets the ball rolling for Act II, so there’s not much new UML content here yet. But I can give you a few diagrams of the team’s review process. The process starts with some preliminaries, then splits into three threads of operations, each with a separate ......

Posted On Saturday, January 31, 2009 12:59 AM

"Where do I start?"
Friends and family claim I have an annoying habit of answering a question with a question. They think I'm being difficult, and they think the answer I deserve is a kick in a tender spot. But I have a reason: I’m convinced that the answer to most useful questions is: It depends. The best answers depend not just on the question, but on the context. So when people ask me “I want to learn UML, where do I start?”, my answer is, “Where are you stopped?” Well, OK, my first answer is, "My UML Applied Class." ......

Posted On Saturday, November 15, 2008 3:10 PM

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