Bijan Javidi, Senior Principal Consultant at Microsoft, held a two-day Trainer the Trainer (TTT) event in Augsburg for the GLS Development Process Best Practice training. In the audience: Alexander Zeitler, Peter Koen (soon to be Softie), Bernhard Spuida, Hannes Preishuber, Achim Oellers and others (no specific order, just to name a few).
As rehashing the entire two days would be a tad lengthy, I only pick two items that are important to understand why anyone would attend such a training:
- Why Development Process?
- Definition of Development Process Best Practice
Let's start with "Why Development Process?"
- Make development
- Reduce costs
- Streamline application construction
- Establish standards
- Reduces risk in .NET projects
After those incentives to have a process at all, let's dig into what DPBP is - here is the definition:
- Process based development methodology
- Ultra light-weight, pragmatic and prescriptive
- End-2-end development process model
- From requirements to deployment
- Minimum set of documents
- Small number compared to UP
- Step-by-step guideline
- How to create these documents
- Uses Office and Visio formats (UML)
- DOC, XLS, and VSD templates
- DPBP is agile
- Leverages many XP features
- End of prose text in development process
- Minimizes text
- Uses structured information
- Lazy modeling
- Model only if you have to
- Architecture metaphor (XP)
- Uses minimum of everything to do the job
Bascically we are talking initialization, analysis, design, implementation and deployment. And that was then the contents of the two-day workshop in Augsburg.
Networking was commenced at the evening event on Monday, in the Welser Kuche with a medieval meal:
Want see more fotos? Look no further (German titles and description though)