Monday, March 31, 2008


When teaching about requirements elicitation, I do speak of brainstorming as one of the ways of conducting a meeting. Meetings are one of the key techniques for conducting requirements elicitation.

I have recently conducted a web survey on brainstorm and found some interesting posts. I am sharing what I have found:
  1. An article at the The Heart of Innovation.
  2. A trade press article that is easy to ready.
  3. Donald Clark introduction to the topic.
  4. A vendor description of the technique.
  5. Last, but not least: a chapter of a book where you can find a real example of the use of brainstorming. Of the notes cited above, this one is the only one that describes how brainstorming did solve a real problem.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Need for Transparency

Professor Ricardo Reis posted a note, in the Brazilian Computer Society e-mail list, regarding the issue of citation counting. He cited the paper "Show me the Data" published by the Journal of Cell Biology, as a must read for those interested in the politics of research dissemination.

The article, "Show me the data", is an excellent example of the clamor for transparency.

As I have being saying: software transparency is a key issue for society.

I gave a talk at the IFIP 2.9 addressing this issue. It already shows progress on our research on software transparency.