Towards best practise development: Developing standards and procedures for consistent results

By Nathan Bailey.

Published by The Open Source Developers' Conference Papers

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ITIL covers change, release and service management, PMBOK how to develop
and deliver a project. But organisations need to take these high level
frameworks and establish relevant local procedures and standards.

Effective teams need an agreed approach for managing new developments
and maintaining existing ones. Significant issues include:
* Project management
* Coding standards and architectural patterns
* Change management
* Monitoring and reporting

How do all these theories work in practise? Which bits actually
increase effectiveness and which just add bureaucracy? Monash's
incremental implementation approach has identified some interesting
results. Managers, project managers, tech leads and developers
can see how little changes can make a big difference, and how
starting small delivers more effective results.

Keywords: ITIL, project management, PMBOK, coding standards, architectural patterns, change management, release management, monitoring, reporting, job tracking, team performance, quality

Article: Electronic (PDF File; 891.748KB). Published by The Open Source Developers' Conference Papers.

Nathan Bailey

Internet strategist. Involved with the Internet since 1990, the architect of Monash's staff and student portal,; has presented at national and international conferences on portals and portal related innovations.