Talk:Microsoft Solutions Framework

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Methodology[edit]

MSF is not a methodology for software development. It defines a a framework of phases and roles which can apply to many scenarios in IT projects . Interestingly, MSF has the concept of releasing the software product and then stabilising it with corrective actions (bug fixes for SW) . Anyone who has worked in the SW industry for any length of time will know that releasing an untested product to a user base is a disastorous process and should be avoided always. Summary , MSF is of little value ..

PS. No wonder its not used internally in Microsoft ! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.70.235.156 (talkcontribs) 21:55, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

This is blatantly false. The Stabilizing phase comes before the deploying stage. 204.210.193.197 02:19, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
Whoever made the comment above does not know MSF at all (and could use a bit of spell-checking). MSF has been based on Microsoft internal processes summarized by Michael Cusumano as "Synch-and-stabilize" in books and several articles. Those keywords should be enough for you to do a search and find out about the original "Microsoft Development Framework" described by Cusumano and McCarthy. This was later generalized to include other types of IT projects, but primarily MSF was a development framework in the beginning (circa 1993). 70.122.34.130 02:52, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Merged article "Microsoft Solution Framework" into article "Microsoft Solutions Framework"[edit]

I have merged a redundant article "Microsoft Solution Framework" (without the s) into this one. Someone with more knowledge about this framework should evaluate to make sure everything is accurate.--Afpre (talk) 01:24, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Propaganda[edit]

Can we just add a header stating, that this article tries too hard to conceal the emptiness of meaning and method behind a kind of Microsoft'ical mumbo-jumbo? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.175.8.58 (talk) 08:34, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

I think we could find a place in this article for criticism of MSF as "empty of meaning and method", but only if we can find a reliable source that is making this claim. If there's an appearance of propoganda, I think it is likely the unintentional result of unclear writing that relies too heavily on company jargon. Much better than adding a header would be editing the article to improve it. --Bryan H Bell (talk) 18:17, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Neutrality not in question[edit]

This article does little to promote Microsoft. It seems quite factual and is based upon widely published information.

Further, this isn't about a Microsoft product. There is nothing to buy here. The article does not advocated MSF over other methodologies.

I personally feel that all methodologies are pretty vacuous, but this one is no more so than others. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.223.184.254 (talk) 01:54, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

History - what about MSF 2.0?[edit]

In the "History" section, whatever happened to MSF 2.0? Presumably it was released after MSF 1,0 and before MSF 3.0 which "modified version 2.0 in the following ways...". 124.168.141.229 (talk) 09:31, 5 April 2010 (UTC)Simon Cullen

MSF and PMBOK[edit]

I just wonder if it is worth mentioning in the "MSF Project Management Process" section that the nine process areas in the MSF (Integrate planning and conduct change control; Define and manage the scope of the project; Prepare a budget and manage costs; Prepare and track schedules; Ensure that right resources are allocated to the project; Manage contracts and vendors and procure project resources; Facilitate team and external communications; Facilitate the risk management process; Document and monitor the team's quality management process) are exactly the same (apart from rewording) as the pre-existing nine knowledge areas of PMBOK - i.e. Project Integration Management; Project Scope Management; Project Time Management; Project Cost Management; Project Quality Management; Project Human Resource Management; Project Communications Management; Project Risk Management; and Project Procurement Management. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.168.141.229 (talk) 09:42, 5 April 2010 (UTC)