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Thread 22 of 22
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inamicus
Unexpected Error
hi, i have been working on a wordsearch content maker. the program works fine when i run it from the computer where i made the program. but when i copy the program to another computer i recieve a "unexpected error" and crashes. what am i doing wrong? any help would be apreciated. thanks.
Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
17 years ago
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Thread 21 of 22
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Rich26
Rose Vs. OTW Vs. ??
My team is considering starting to officially use a development tool, and we know of Rational, (obviously). I have heard of OTW Software's product, and started playing with it. It looks great, but I was wondering if anyone has any comments about it? anyone using it on a long term basis?
Posted to MB Topic: Project Management / Other
18 years ago
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martink
Sample Gantt Charts Please
I have been over the PSDP many times now and have adopted it as my standard. In section 4 of the Project management PDF it states that there are 3 sample MPP's supplied with the templates. Is this true. I was hoping not to have to type them out so if there are samples available it would be appreciated... , , Cheers, , Martin Down Under
Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
16 years ago
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mprestwood
I know this is an old post but I wanted to add something to it in case someone searches here. Yes, we do have sample Gantt charts available in the PSDP private area. They were added sometime after this post so I guess it's good that I waited till now to answer. Banging Head On Wall
15 years ago
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Mike Prestwood
Sample Documents from a real-life project.
, The following PDF documents are from a real-life project. They are provided as an example to follow while working through your own project:, , , [*]psdmdocs.zip (1.8 MB) - Contains the following documents from an example project:, [*]Feasibility Study Report.pdf - many large projects warrant a feasibility study, [*]Requirements.pdf - detailed and complete requirements in writing, [*]Technical Solution Proposal.pdf - high level design, [*]Design.pdf - low level design, [*]ERD.pdf - Database Entity Relationship Diagram, [*]DataDictionary.pdf - a data dictionary describes all tables and columns, [*]IndexReport.pdf - an index report describes all indexes, , These files ARE included in the 2.0a version. [URL=http://www.prestwood.com/standards/psdp]Click Here[/URL] to download the latest.
Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
19 years ago
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mprestwood
Linda:, , Send me an email to me at [EMAIL]mike@prestwood.com[/EMAIL] and I will give you a temporary "full" access code. You can then evaluate ALL current templates and samples., , Include your name, company name, and contact info. I'll honor anyone who makes this request to me, just reference this post (or the boards).
17 years ago
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Thread 18 of 22
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sailem
MSF vs. PSDP
What about Microsoft Solutions Framework? How does PSDP compare to that?
Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
17 years ago
1 Reply:

mprestwood
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) is general in nature (a framework). PSDP is a specific process pattern.
17 years ago
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Thread 17 of 22
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KennPalm
Change Control?
I just purchased the process templates and I see nothing in the template set for change control. Any thoughts?
Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
17 years ago
1 Reply:

mprestwood
There are the various release notes and the change order template. Is there something beyond that you would want to see in the templates?
17 years ago
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Terry
Appreciate your thoughts and help on process
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Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
17 years ago
1 Reply:

mprestwood
Welcome Terry. Thanks for the kind words on PSDP. I do appreciate them. :)
17 years ago
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Leonard
PSDP Questions
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Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
17 years ago
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mprestwood
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17 years ago
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Leonard
Scott Wehrley & feasibility
I am a little unclear on some of the points made in Scott's Feasibility Revisitted in the newsletter, the first being where he talks about paths & checkpoints. He says that an informal feasibility can be delivered verbally or via e-mail. Prior to that Scott said that when a feasibility study is delivered to a customer, it serves as a documented understanding of the project scope and needs. Yet, an informal feasibility study can be delivered verbally. , , Elsewhere, Scott says that after the customer has had a chance to review the feasibility study, he has an opportunity to say No to the project, reduce functionality, scope, etc. Does this infer that cost of project can be determined at this juncture well enough to give a customer a quote so he can make decisions?, , Finally, in robust, is the requirments phase already accomplished when the feasibility is delivered?, , thanks
Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
17 years ago
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Leonard
thanks scott - , , Even with small projects, it's amazing how things can be misinterpreted and create far more trouble than the project is literally worth. I assume that you have the customer sign an agreement and in the agreement it is stated what specific work will be performed. This would then be your documentation., , By the way, I truly appreciated your article. It actually was a good interface to what I've read so far of PSDP.
17 years ago
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Thread 13 of 22
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Leonard
iteration size - software size
New to the site and have been reading with interest the PSDP document. There's a chart (3.6.4 fixed bid types)that outlines recommended fixed-bid types for each iteration size and desired quality. Is software size a factor in producing a fixed bid. If so, how? , , Anyone on this board reading PSDP or considering using it? Why?
Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
17 years ago
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mprestwood
[b]>>...Fixed Bid Recommendations...software size...[/b], , Software size does play a part in fixed bids, but not directly. Software size helps determine the target iteration size. Target iteration size is what's used with the recommended fixed bid type.
17 years ago
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Thread 12 of 22
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Terry
PSDP and Culture
In the Overview of draft 2 of PSDP, Section 2.6, Culture, it seems to infer that the culture of a company has a lot to do with whether a project is considered a success or failure. IÆm confused by this. IÆd like to know how a project that takes twice as long and/or costs twice as much to complete can be considered a success or moderate success. Let me state, my company has had its share of delayed, over-budget IT projects. Beginning a software project that is supposed to take 5 months and cost $500,000, and ends up being completed 10 months later and costing $1,000,000, would not be considered a success. Even if the technology is everything wished for when finally delivered, executive management would hardly think of this as success, but rather an example of gross mismanagement or incompetence. Does this mean that if our company had a different culture, twice as long and twice as much would be acceptable? What am I missing?, Terry
Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
17 years ago
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mprestwood
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17 years ago
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Mike Prestwood
PCC: Style Sheet Standards
Don't use !important attribute. The CSS1 specification explicitly provides users the ability to override server-side style rules. This override, known as the !important attribute, is integral to CSS' ability to accommodate users' special requirements when rendering a page. A low-vision reader, for instance, might wish to specify an !important rule specifying a minimum font size for all documents. , , By implication, server-side style sheets -- your style sheets -- should never attempt to use the !important attribute. If you ever find yourself tempted to "override the override," by using the !important attribute in your style sheets, remind yourself that the ultimate user override is always as close as that handy little [BACK] button.
Posted to MB Topic: PCC
19 years ago
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RobertMuir
good idea
17 years ago
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sailem
Agile Modeling
Has anyone taken a look at agile modeling? Any thoughts? How does it compare to PSDP?
Posted to MB Topic: Project Management / Other
17 years ago
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mprestwood
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17 years ago
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vile
Getting started with process
I'm a long time Paradox and Delphi programmer and I know I should know more about methodology and process. How should I go about getting started?
Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
17 years ago
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mprestwood
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17 years ago
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Badzooka
PSDP vs. RUP
I almost forgot, I also want to know how PSDP stacks up against RUP?
Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
17 years ago
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mprestwood
The RUP is not a process standard; PSDP is a process standard. Rational Unified Process (RUP) was started as the Unified Process by Rational. However, it didn't fly too well and Rational pulled it strictly in house and RUP is now a software product.
17 years ago
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Badzooka
PSDP vs. eXtreme Programming
I don't know much about eXtreme Programming (XP), but from what I've read, it seems interesting. How does it compare to PSDP?
Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
17 years ago
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mprestwood
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17 years ago
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Mike Prestwood
Getting Started with the Unified Modeling Language
To get started with UML, you might want to download and read the official UML standard. http://www.omg.org/technology/documents/recent/omg_modeling.htm for a listing of recent documents including the current release of the UML (as of this date the OMG has adopted UML 1.4)., , Although Rational developed the initial UML, they turned it over to the Object Modeling Group. You can find out more about the Object Modeling Group at http://www.omg.org.
Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
18 years ago
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Thread 5 of 22
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Rich26
Rose Vs. ??
My team is considering starting to officially use a development tool, and we know of Rational, (obviously). I have heard of OTW Software's product, and started playing with it. It looks great, but I was wondering if anyone has any comments about it? anyone using it on a long term basis?
Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
18 years ago
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garfield
Flow Charting
I have looked in many book stores and all over the internet trying to find something on, flow charting. The subject as well as the books and materials seems to have vanished. If anyone has any suggestions as to where I can find information on the subject, I would appreciate it very much.
Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
18 years ago
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Scott
Not a correct fit. Big Grin! , , , , , You're trying to apply a state-based solution to an event-based design., , , , , You're looking at [b][i]two[/i][/b] logic flows on this dialog box, not one!
18 years ago
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Mike Prestwood
Web Additions
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Posted to MB Topic: PSDP
19 years ago
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Mike Prestwood
PCC: WebMaster Standards
Page Content Suggestion, Know your audience. , , 1. If your audience is professionals and your content is serious, stay with a nearly all text based content with just a few added graphics., , 2. If your audience is ALL web browsers (for example with a store), then go ahead and use graphics but stay away from leading edge technology (as of January 2001 that would include DHTML)., , 3. If your intention is to dazzle your audience or you're fairly certain nearly all visitors will have a "modern" browser, then you can use leading edge technology as part of your content.
Posted to MB Topic: PCC
19 years ago
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Mike Prestwood
PCC: WebMaster - Graphics
[b]Graphics Suggestion[/b], [list], , , [*]Use as view colors as possible. , , [*]For images with viewer than 256 colors, use an interlaced gif., , [*]If possible, use the web safe color pallete (also known as the browser safe pallete)., , [*]For images with more than 256 colors, use the JPG format and compress as much as possible., , [/list]
Posted to MB Topic: PCC
19 years ago
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