High time, I think, that I started a dedicated news item department for software development. For one thing, I’m increasingly thinking about software processes as we move further along the planning for our next release. For another, I tend to think about and comment on these things a lot already, in departments like Internet, and I’m too categorical a thinker to be happy with that grab-bag category.
So to kick it off, a link to a site that’s been in a tab of my browser for weeks: Goodies for Peer Reviews from Process Impact. This is a set of documents, provided as shareware, that includes both sample artifacts and a strawman process. Unfortunately, the process is so well defined as to be almost useless in a small firm, but at least it provides good food for thought as well as showing some considerations that may need to be managed for larger teams.