Agile Software Development and Laboratory Informatics

Last night, I attended a meeting of MDG (Medical Development Group), an organization for people that work with Medical Devices. This particular meeting was devoted to software development issues within the Medical Device community: http://www.meddevgroup.org/med_soft_sig.htm . Attending their meeting, I noticed there are many crossover issues that they have and that we also talk about within the laboratory informatics area. They’re talking about using open source to do development, for example. There’s much we have in common, but there are some notable differences.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
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Free Presentation — Why Would You Bother Taking The Time?

In yesterday’s blog post, I made an offer to give my presentation for free to relatively local groups that would agree to fill-out evaluation forms and potentially recommend my presentation: https://outonalims.com/2009/09/28/free-presentation-on-changing-your-laboratory-informatics-puzzle/ . But, this is a busy time for our industry, and maybe a free presentation isn’t worth much to begin with, so here’s the question, “Why would you want to bother taking advantage of this free presentation when there are so many other free things to take advantage of and you’re so busy?”

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
Gloria@GeoMetrick.com
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

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Free Presentation on Changing Your Laboratory Informatics Puzzle

I’m creating a presentation for a conference on the topic of changing your laboratory informatics solution, by buying new software or replacing it. Would you like to get this presentation for free? Well, there’s always a catch, but read the entire post and see if you’re still interested and willing to participate in this presentation.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
Gloria@GeoMetrick.com
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

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The Power and Purpose of the LinkedIn LIMS/Laboratory Informatics Group

To promote it and to explain its purpose, I’ve been writing about the LinkedIn group I started for Laboratory Informatics people, such as those in LIMS, ELN, SDMS, LIS, CDS, and others. Previously, I made two blog posts here in “Out on a LIMS” and wrote two articles about it for “Scientific Computing.” My motives for creating this group are to provide a place for us to congregate. Read the entire post for more information.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

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LabWare LIMS Interview Questions

I was looking at my blog statistics for two days ago and discovered that someone found my blog by using the search term “labware lims interview questions” and wanted to address this more specifically. Let’s discuss the types of questions you’ll ask. First of all, by using the term “interview” we’re talking about interviewing people to bring onto your project. You could, of course, just contact me, Gloria Metrick, a LabWare LIMS expert, and make it easy on yourself. 🙂 But supposing you don’t want to take my word for it or have other reasons to interview other people, here are some thoughts on how to get started on this task.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

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Let’s Replace LIMS and ELN With the Abacus — Here’s How!!

An Abacus is easy to learn and use. It’s easier to learn and use than a LIMS or an ELN. With all the people making suggestions that would take us backwards in our progress, why not this suggestion? If we’re going to go backwards, let’s go all the way! 😉

Read the entire posting for more thoughts on this issue.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

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