Creating Policies for Governing Software Development
In October, 2000, Gerry spoke at the QAI Canadian Software Quality
Conference. His presentation presented an approach to adapting the
theory of governance developed by John Carver for non-profit groups.
This approach gives senior managers more control over software development,
while paradoxically, giving develops more freedom from micromanagement.
Process that Works: liberating software projects
In November, 1999 Gerry spoke at the Toronto Software Process
Improvement Network. After reviewing traditional methods for documenting
software processes and why they don't work, he presented a light-weight
alternative that is accepted by developers and adds considerable discipline
to the software organization. In addition to the slides, he also
distributed a handout describing 22 rules for
A Discussion Starter for Church Webmasters
Gerry has prepared a discussion starter
for church webmasters. Although specifically for churches, it
contains information that may be of interest to many others.
Last revised in 1997, it is still
generally useful because it deals with meta-issues of usage, policy,
and linkage with the rest of the organization, rather than
nitty-gritty technical issues.