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So Who are we Writing For - Part Three

Single vs. Multiple Documents

One of our challenges revolves around a concern for a “single document”. Even in this day of knowledge bases, hyper-links, search engines etc., we see a deep-seated preoccupation – a desire to put everything into a single file. Just yesterday, I heard somebody at a very large client tell me about the huge burden they have with each individual document going through their approval process. They tell me that if they have 30 pages of information to be approved, it makes a big difference whether that is in three documents or one.

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So Who are we Writing For - Part Two

Why do we Write Things Down?

Dave Couture has given an excellent analysis of the principle of Viewpoints (Owner, User, Developer), and why viewpoints are useful.

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So Who are we Writing For - Part One

Two Approaches

Information Funnel

 

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Monday, 18 March 2013
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Big Design Up Front (BDUF)

Public and private organizations are all seeking to reduce their system development cost. To that end, they are trying to tackle different approaches to eliminate their inefficient practices that result in unnecessary high cost. One of them of the propensity of a number of solution architects to work and refine solution design for weeks if not months: the Big Design Up Front (BDUF) often finds itself in the dock.

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Thursday, 07 June 2012
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The way I'm using use cases

This posting is a bit long, but I hope you will find it informative and useful in your understanding and application of Macroscope. You will, at least, see how I apply these concepts in real life!

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Tuesday, 08 May 2012
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Documenting tests… Who?...me?

How can we be effective at conducting unit and integration tests with an Agile Development Team?

Stating that tests are crucial to any successful solution implementation, is far from being new. Undertaking quality control is imperative for all product components. However, ensuring quality of a solution requires a testing strategy.

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012
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Viewpoints….but why?

The notion of viewpoints advocated by Macroscope in solution delivery integrates concerns of all stakeholders and thus allows to reach a business solution that meets their needs. This is simple and logical.

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Tuesday, 06 March 2012
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The misunderstood notion of Deliverable

I have much to say on this topic. This post is the start of a series on the often misunderstood notion of deliverable in Macroscope. Don’t hesitate to jump in to comment and add your own thoughts.

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