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Monthly Archives: August 2004

Agile Project Management: Principles of Product Delivery

This is part 2 of a 10-part series I am writing on Agile Project Management, by Jim Highsmith. Like most methodologies, agile and otherwise, Agile Project Management has some foundational principles. The six principles are divided into two groups of … Continue reading 

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Agile Project Management: Why?

This is part 1 of a 10-part series I am writing on Agile Project Management, by Jim Highsmith. The first question to ask is, “Why should I consider using Agile Project Management?” Time-to-market has shrunk. A lot of it had … Continue reading 

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Scalability and high availability guidance for BizTalk Server 2004

Finally some guidance on scalability! A new BizTalk Server 2004 download: Scalability and High Availability in BizTalk Server 2004 The architectural components of BizTalk Server 2004 that facilitate scalability and high-availability are based on robust methodologies and mechanisms embedded and … Continue reading 

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Eric Sink starts a series on Source Control

Eric Sink is starting a new series of posts on Souce Control. He’s got 3 chapters up so far.

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Firefox tweak program built in .NET

Check out this cool product in Beta, FireTweaker XP. It’s customizes Firefox and it’s built using .NET! FireTweaker XP requires Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and a clean installation of Mozilla Firefox 0.9.x to run properly. Please keep in mind that … Continue reading 

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Announcing the Agile Project Management series

I just finished reading Agile Project Management by Jim Highsmith last night. Instead of the normal book review style, I wanted to try something a little different (inspired by Eric Sink’s 22 Laws of Marketing series). Starting Monday, August 30, … Continue reading 

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Proper exception handling

I’m going to throw my two cents into the exception discussion that Brendan brought up. I believe Jeffrey Richter’s approach is the best, which I learned in person at Devscovery (the “low level” sessions like this were the best ones … Continue reading 

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Microsoft launches new BizTalk developer center

Microsoft just launched the new Business Process and Integration Developer center, which covers mostly BizTalk. There’s even a new monthly column.

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Thanks Jim Newkirk

Jim Newkirk has selected my suggestion for a new Test Driven Development example, the bookmark collection. Jim will be posting the first task for the new example and the related tests this week. I’ll definitely be reading!

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7 simple ways to add a little agile

StickyMinds has a good public article available right now called Traditional – with a Twist: 7 Simple Ways to Add a Little Agile without Going to Extremes by Peter Schuh. Here’s the intr “Are you in the midst of a … Continue reading 

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