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FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  scrum agile process smarter_planet rational green_it development linux green 1,484 Visits
If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing.
W. Edwards Deming
Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.
That quote by Deming says it all to me. Now...granted I do like to break things yet I thrive on process. I especially believe in software development processes...without a documented and consistent process.....you betray your users....they suffer. There is a need for structure that allows for reasonable decisions to be made based on appropriate business and technical input aligned with stakeholder demands and customer requirements. Besides being my interest in being a Chief Happiness Officer, my other favorite title is Scrum Master
Reading Susan Visser's blog today, led me to Agile Planning in real life: first hand advise for developing releases with agile planning., which does answer the question for me....yes you can have process and still be agile...in fact....it is the way of development today.
Sometimes we don't know what we don''t know we need to know..... that might be called ignorance akin to not being able to use a spell a word if I can't spell it.
Sometimes we know what we should know but we chose to ignore it.....that might be called a crime. Got your attention?
I am not a lawyer nor do I claim to be one yet I have spent time around lawyer'ee items such as intellectual property. I recently found this site so I can hope to stay out of trouble in multiple parts of the world.
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  testing open source development java software confession xml industry developer design 2,533 Visits
First....what is a "customer"? It is anyone that buys, uses, tests or you want to buy, use, test a product, module, feature you are creating, working on, testing, selling etc.
Now.....how do you usually get to know your customer? Look them up on the web? Look people up on LinkedIn, Facebook and even on My developerWorks to learn more about their background, interests and history? What about looking up information on their business and industry? Searching the web again are you? You can now check some interesting insights on the
But beyond the web.... what are ways to get to know the audience for what you are building, developing, project managing, testing etc?
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  open_source software aix administration project management open system confession development unix 2,120 Visits
Have you ever looked around your home, office, garage or e-mail for hazardous waste? We had a community clean up this weekend and it made me think of all the various types of hazardous waste in our lives. Work is full of waste. I've already commented on meetings and dare I next approach the waste in my e-mail in-basket? We all have it ...some are better at removal than others.. ...but like with all hazardous waste, we also hope there are opportunities to recycle. And speaking of that....I received an e-mail pointing me to 10 tips for sensible systems administration. Had I labeled it waste and dumped it in the trash faster than I do with spam, I would have missed a fantastic article that weaves an historic American character into the fabric of today's work.
The title does not do the article justice....granted is is a good tile...but would it make you buy the book? It is a must read...and maybe even worth being made into a short movie ......I won't give away the plot ....just imagine time travel and kites......nor the classic quotes such as "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" or "A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.".