Joel Spolsky has been on a marketing tear this year. He released a new book (Sorry, didn’t like it), been on IT Conversations, in ACM Queue and most recently on a World Tour showing off FogBugz 6.0. I missed the Toronto event due to a family commitment, but was able to see the Dog ‘n Pony show they recorded in Austin, TX a couple weeks later. Here are the notes I would have taken in Toronto.
- Wow, FogBugz is pretty cool. Of course, the person who owns the product is doing the demo, but…
- Estimates are everything, especially since the driving feature of the new version is EBS (Estimate Based Scheduling)
- Bugs reported are often unnaturally capped due to people limits in QA departments
- The MS Project team doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t use MS Project to track their schedules
- I like it when people point out scenarios where their product won’t work as well as a competitor.
- Software Development should be just one line in the project plan
- If something doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t work, degrade gracefully
- There were 3, maybe 4 women in the audience
- try.fogbugz.com for a trial copy
I tried to embed the video, but for whatever reason it wasn’t working. So here is the link to the video.