A few months ago I got an Email from Jack Greenfield who asked me to work with him on writing a whitepaper on software factories and how to enable this using visual studio team system.
It took a lot of time and many conference calls with Jack and Erik Gundvaldson, but I can now announce that the whitepaper got published on MSDN!
I am very pleased with the article itself because it gave me a great opportunity to tell you more on how you can identify what parts of your software development qualify to be more automated as other things. What I see in the filed today is that many people are working on software factories and think it has only to do with automating things and building DSL’s. In the white paper I will describe what a SF is more then only DSL and how you can asses using Team System what areas (or viewpoints) qualify on investing in DSL or other types of automation. I lots of work on describing how you can measure how productive you are and what quality level you can deliver, making you more predictable in the first place when you do projects.
Jack already mentioned the whitepaper on his blog when we almost finished, but as you can tell it took a while to get it on to MSDN J
I want to thank Joop Snijder in helping me out on the part on measurement constructs. Unfortunately his name did not get mentioned in the Bibliography but he has helped me tremendously.
Anxious to read further, please go to the following link on MSDN and give me feedback on what you think or if you want more information on certain parts. I will use my blog to add more information to what I described based on your feedback. (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa925157.aspx)