Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Stefan Thomke of Harvard Business School has written a definitive book on the importance of experimentation. "Experimentation Matters" argues that every company’s ability to innovate depends on a series of experiments (successful or not), that help create new products and services or improve old ones. That period between the earliest point in the design cycle and the final release should be filled with experimentation, failure, analysis, and yet another round of experimentation. “Lather, rinse, repeat,” Thomke says. Unfortunately, uncertainty often causes the most able innovators to bypass the experimental stage.
In his book, Thomke outlines six principles companies can follow to unlock their innovative potential.
- Anticipate and Exploit Early Information Through ‘Front-Loaded’ Innovation Processes
- Experiment Frequently but Do Not Overload Your Organization.
- Integrate New and Traditional Technologies to Unlock Performance.
- Organize for Rapid Experimentation.
- Fail Early and Often but Avoid ‘Mistakes’.
- Manage Projects as Experiments.
Thomke further explores what would happen if the principles outlined above were used beyond the confines of the individual organization. For instance, in the state of Rhode Island, innovators are collaboratively leveraging the state's compact geography, economic and demographic diversity and close-knit networks to quickly and cost-effectively test new business models through a real-world experimentation lab.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Some of these writers have given an indepth analysis of ways to innovate..Found some very nice info in these..
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Part 1 - Examines the basics of Web services, what Web services are, and the technologies and standards that serve as the underpinnings of Web services. (October 8th, 2003)
Part 2 - Examines creating Web services using Visual Studio .NET. Looks underneath the hood of the code created by VS.NET. (October 15th, 2003)
Part 3 - Examines creating a client application that consumes a Web service. Discusses the purpose and structure of a WSDL document, along with creating and using proxy classes to consume a Web service. (November 5th, 2003)
Part 4 - Examines the utility of Web services and common scenarios where Web services make sense. A business-oriented look at Web services. (November 19th, 2003)
Part 5 - Takes an in-depth look at XML serialization, which is the process of converting a data type, such as an integer, array, or custom class, into its XML representation, and back again. Every time a message is passed to or from a Web service, XML serialization transpires. (December 17th, 2003)
Part 6 - Looks at sending metadata to a Web method through the use of SOAP headers. Examines defining and accepting a SOAP header on the Web service end, and looks at sending a populated SOAP header from the client. (December 31st, 2003)
Part 7 - Examines how the incoming and outgoing messages to a Web service can be programmatically modified via SOAP Extensions. (January 21st, 2004)
Part 8 - Learn about the Web Service Enhancements (WSE) and Microsoft's free class library for implementing the WSE standards. (June 30th, 2004)
Part 9 - See how to implement UsernameToken authentication using the WSE 2.0 Toolkit. (July 14, 2004)
Part 10 - Learn how to send large amounts of data as attachments using DIME and WS-Attachments. (September 8th, 2004)
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
ASP.NET 2.0 Web Part vs Sharepoint 2007 Web Parts
Sharepoint Web Parts Overview http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms432401.aspx
Windows SharePoint Services Web Part Infrastructurehttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms415560.aspx
Walkthrough: Creating a Basic SharePoint Web Parthttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms452873.aspx
Walkthrough: Creating Connectable SharePoint Web Partshttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms469765.aspx
Creating Web Parts in Windows SharePoint Services http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms367238.aspx
Working with the Windows SharePoint Services WebPart Class http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms473203.aspx
Channel 9 Video: Building ASP.NET Web Parts for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=192071
15 Seconds: Building Web Parts for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 http://15seconds.com/issue/060824.htm
15 Seconds: Building an ASP.NET 2.0 Web Part for Deployment to WSS V3.0 and MOSS 2007 - Part 1 http://15seconds.com/issue/060914.htm
Scott Guthrie (MSFT): Writing Custom Web Parts for SharePoint 2007 http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2006/09/02/Writing-Custom-Web-Parts-for-SharePoint-2007.aspx
Mark Kruger (SharePoint MVP): Great resource link site for almost everything Sharepoint http://www.sharepointblogs.com/mkruger/archive/2006/05/25/7570.aspx
If anyone has any great resources on comparisons between the two let me know I would be interested ...
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Monday, April 30, 2007
Oh well...It has...Another sleeping giant has gotten up...
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
PM has been kinda interesting off late as well...Patterns, Methodologies...I think I like those..
Will blog in detail about some of those soon..
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Meanwhile I am also trying to create a small database of MSFT Technologies interview questions that will be helpful to everyone..
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Now Project Management seems to be the flavor of the day everywhere I see. Our company seems to be enroute to creating a pool of PMs who can help other depts manage their projects and processes. I will b out attending the PMP training at Hilton Computers Apr 2 - 6. Having done certain aspects of PM in CMMi I think it should not be that difficult. Lets see..
Saturday, February 24, 2007
- Delivers innovative new programming language features, such as those found with in the .NET Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
- Enables designers and developers to work together more effectively than ever
- Enable Web developers to quickly build applications with the broadest possible reach and a rich, browser based client experience
I really hope MSFT can live upto its promise.