Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Since the time I had seen Vibha active again about 2 weeks ago...I have been wanting to participate in this org..Nice NGO...Check it out...

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Sharepoint features

Here is an interesting article about new Sharepoint features:

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

So many new technologies!!!

With the advent of 2007 there is goin to be a plethora of applications that will flood the market that need good study.
Chief among them being
Sharepoint 2007
WWF 3.0
VSTS new version
Project Server 2007
Office 2007

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Straight onto Real world

Now that the dept has achieved the Process Quality Goal, I went straight back to some pending work that I had like Working a very critical project that had several issues, getting team ready fpr PS2007 and newer version of VSTS (CMMi framework) as well as some other softwares that are getting ready to release.

Getting interested on reading about requirements gathering since thats one area we still need to work long!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Hurrah! CMM Level 2

Hurrah!! After a lot of hardwork from the entire team, CMM Level 2 was achieved by our department. Microsoft's latest VSTS tool had a lot to do with the initial fillip and then we rolledup our sleeves and did the needful as well.

Hope we can continue the momentum..Now onto something new and exciting!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Finally after going through some grueling sessions, we are at the last day/interview of our CMM level 2 process. It has been a challenging process and although I knew of our team's ability to handle pressure well..I was impressed with the calmness that our team members displayed as they handled the volley of questions hurled at them by the external appraiser..

Hope all goes well today.

Sunday, November 26, 2006


I liked the idea about had been something that I was looking for in the past year or so...Bookmarks on the web is a great idea.

I have created mine at

Friday, November 24, 2006

Getting closer to appraisal...

As we get jitters about getting so close to the CMMi Level 2 appraisal, there are some good news as well. Microsoft was inquisitive to know today how we used their methodology template to get Level 2 certification. I have a conference call with 4 people from the Pattern and Practices department and it should be interesting to have an article/ White paper about how SCI IT achieved level 2 using VSTS.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Been a while...

Its been a while since I last posted. The Company CMMi initiative is going really full steam and we hope to meet the Dec 4 deadline for CMMi interviews. T'will b interesting to see how we do to say the least.
Meanwhile I have grown some fancy to newer technologies like :
Office 12
Project Server 2007
Windows Workflow Foundation Services
.NET 3.O
Found an interesting blog about Software Return on Investment

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Sunday, September 03, 2006

CMMi Progress

We have made good amount of progress towards CMM Certification. The biggest obstacle in this process has been the lack of resources as well as getting the Configuration practice officially up. We have been doing a lot of things CM wise but putting it down on paper has been a tough job. Policy,Processes and plans have been updated. Now PMs just need to follow them correctly. Out of the 7 KPAs(Key Process Areas) I think we have nailed down REQM,PP,PMC,QA and CM nicely. The MA and SAM process areas are turning to be a challenge given the time that our team can dedicate towards these areas.
Lets see how we progress...

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Amid all the issues that we faced during CMMi Certification I think it might b really worth putting all these pts together and post it so that it will help others who want to take this route..

Friday, February 24, 2006


Our company is in the process of undergoing a CMMi certification for Software development life cycle. If anybody has gone through the pains or wants to know about the same, contact me at

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Some free training

Back from India

I just got back from India yday and got down straight to work on the latest VSTS
version. Looks like we are in for some luck now that the latest version of TS is more stable
and forgiving than Beta 3 refresh..