The Four Process Phases

I’ve previously written down the system development process for students to use from the high level. This post will break things down into each section of the four sections of cycle (discover, define, develop, and deliver) with some ideas of what should be proposed for each of them. Discover Starting with ‘discover’ is where the

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The Development Process for Group Work

Discussions with a good friend this last week made me realise that I’d never put my thoughts down on how students should be building their applications before. Thanks friend, your prodding is greatly appreciated. Sure, I’d been thinking about it and determined what was needed from the software development process, but since moving more into

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CodeRetreat Aberdeen review

Steven Milne and I ran the first CodeRetreat in Aberdeen on 21 April and a little under twenty people turned up on the day. Adrian Mowat from EdgeCaseUK facilitated the event for us and kept everythign moving along smoothly. Adrian ran the traditional CodeRetreat format and had everyone coding in pairs to develop Conways’ Game

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Project based MSc Advanced Computing Science

I’m trying to find out if there would be any interest in a degree where you mainly ‘do the work’ and learn through discussion with fellow students and mentoring staff, who can guide you to what you need to know. There would be no exams on this degree and it would all be done via

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PM Camp Aberdeen, 26 November 2011

The PM Camp Aberdeen event for project managers ran on Saturday, 26 November 2011 at the University of Aberdeen, as noted on the sign up page at http://pmcampaberdeen2011.eventbrite.com/. We had a dozen people in the end. There was a mixture of people like myself, who ran some projects, to several consultants from Logica who ran

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The Aberdeen Software Factory completed its first year

The Aberdeen Software Factory is now about a year old. I was running events under this title for longer, but about a year ago we put the paperwork in place to take paid consultancy work. As an ongoing means to find work for students, both paid and unpaid, the ASF did fine. We had three

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Time for a project managers open space event?

See the update from 4 November at the bottom of the post I’m thinking we need to have a project managers open space day. There seem to be plenty of unconferences for developers and coaches to attend, but I’ve only seen one in Austria that a friend is helping to organise in a few weeks

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Reflections on ALE2011

The university aspect I went to ALE2011 looking for a chance to meet and talk to like-minded practioners, thinking that I would come home with more ideas to use in my teaching. Although I knew it was an unconference and I’d been to a few Scotland BarCamps a few years ago, and found them useful,

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Pragmatic Thinking and Learning

Finally got around to reading Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware by Andy Hunt and wish I’d read it sooner. Go buy it now for your Kindle or iPad, or whatever. I’ll wait. While I was pleased to see that I’ve been doing some of the things he suggests already, and had realised some

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