Re: acknowledged Re: MADEFAST
Sender: Charles Petrie <>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 1994 11:32:43 PST
Cc: (Larry Leifer),,,
        Fritz Prinz <fbp+@ANDREW.CMU.EDU>,
        Joe Vagner <>,,, "Glenn A. Kramer" <gak@eit.COM>,
        petrie@bimini.Stanford.EDU, toye@bimini.Stanford.EDU,
        leifer@bimini.Stanford.EDU, cutkosky@bimini.Stanford.EDU,,,,,,
        Gene Bouchard <>,
        "Greg Twiss" <>
Subject: Re: acknowledged Re: MADEFAST 
In-reply-to: Your message of Wed, 16 Mar 94 09:07:02 PST 
Message-id: <>
>We would be interested in tracking, analyzing and observing the design 
>process in MADEFAST. Also we hope to gather data (through surveys and 
>interviews) about the design and implementation of MADFAST as opposed to 
>the design of the product (which MADEFAST will produce).  

 I also am interested in this. I not only agree with your observation

>At the present time we have very few tools that are mature enough to be 
>available as services in MADEFAST (MD*, ALCOA SLA).  We think that our 
>main contribution can be to use this opportunity to understand the 
>requirements for tools to be available as services on the network. 

but I think we also lack the requisite process management tools. As
you can see from my previous message to you, I think MADEFAST offers a
great opportunity to "play" with ways of managing the distributed
project management process.  I'll be interested in your analysis and
will keep you informed of any progress I might make along the way.
Presumably others will also try out electronic design notebooks,
hypermail, etc. and we can see what's useful, what hangs together, and
what's missing.


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