Distributed Development Teams

With KC on the road this week, I am encountering the difficulty that more and more Project Managers are running into: a Distributed Development Team. It's every Managers' not-so-secret fear that when the team is seperated by physical distance – and even worse, timezones or cultures – productivity is hurt, communication is weakened, and deadlines […]


Codebase^2 Redux

As I described before, last week I was forced to fork the codebase on an application that I had previously built a role-based permissions system to handle the variations between the systems. Well, as I have predicted, development has continued in all four versions and I am being told to merge all of the updates […]


More details from the Road.

After working a 10 hour day with a 30 minute break for lunch yesterday, we took another 2 hours off and came back to the office until 11pm. I'm building a Billing Module for the application that I've cultivated since the early Requirements stages. I have 8 pages of requirements, but none of them detail […]


Welcome

Good Evening and Welcome to my first posting on my own blog. While KC writes and talks about many of the day-to-day operations and the technical aspects of our business, I hope to cover some of the business, economic, and political ramifications of a small Independent Software Vendor (ISV). And what better to start with […]


On the Road

For those of you who may not be aware, CaseySoftware is still in the fledgling startup phase. We have few customers and no one is drawing a salary in order to preserve capital. Therefore, everyone working for CaseySoftware also holds down a regular fulltime job. Sometimes this works out quite well, but other times it […]


Codebase^2

In my current job, I worked extensively with clients both internal and external to our group. It started as an interesting job, but steadily got more and more difficult as time went on due to the multiplicative tendency of our applications. We would initially build an application for one client. After the bulk of the […]