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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Technology Improves Things and Complicates Them: Part II

Using my new digital camera has caused problems similar to any new laboratory informatics system that does more than the old one. In the first part, I described how the new technology enabled me to do more than I could, previously, but how it caused new problems. In this 2nd installment, I will talk about the issues of using the information.

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

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In Boston, Laboratory Informatics is Important, but People Still Matter

While social networking sites continue to grow and be important in our work, they do not replace the importance of our human interactions, nor are they truly meant to. In fact, some would argue that the on-line networking helps illuminate the fact that we still need and desire to meet to speak in-person.

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

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Technology Improves Things and Complicates Them: Part I

Using my new digital camera has caused problems similar to any new laboratory informatics system that does more than the old one. In this first part, I will describe how the new technology enabled me to do more than I could, previously, but how it caused new problems. In the 2nd installment, I will talk about the issues of using the information.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
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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