Tag Archives: RAD

JAD: Creating a Functionality Matrix

As promised in the recent article on JAD Facilitation Basics, this article will focus on the steps needed to create a viable functionality matrix, which will serve to summarize and prioritize the functionality for a proposed software system.

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JAD: Facilitation Workshop Basics

This article will take a more hands-on look at conducting JAD workshop sessions. While there is no single best way to accomplish JAD objectives, I will try to present a format that has worked nicely for me in the past, in the hopes that it will give you some ideas as to how best to structure your own sessions.

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JAD: Facilitation Skills

Gathering functional requirements is a fundamental part of any software development methodology, yet many IT leaders seem to avoid honing their facilitation skills, something I consider to be a critical tool in this process. This is the first in a series of in-depth articles on conducting JAD sessions.

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SPIN: Pitfalls of Iterative Development

Lois Zells, an international author, lecturer, and business consultant, will be presenting at our Atlanta SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network) meeting on Wednesday, March 14th, at 6:30pm. This will be a combined meeting with the AQAA (Atlanta Quality Assurance Association), and will be held at the Dunwoody Public Library. The topic will be “Still Searching …

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Executive Briefing: Ruby on Rails

According to Derek Haynes of Highgroove Studios, CIOs that don’t investigate Ruby on Rails could be missing out on the holy grail of web application development – faster development, cheaper development, and vastly more usable applications. As our guest blogger this week, Derek provides a nice executive overview into this fascinating technology platform.

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