The death of agile?

Mike’s got some great points about how agile goes wrong. I’ve seen them all. The skills and talents of individual programmers are the main determinant of software quality. No amount of management, methodology, or high-level architecture astronautism can compensate for a poor quality team. The motivation and empowerment of programmers has a direct and strong…

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I like to read ‘expert’ opinions for their comedic value.

Apparently, the Ed Bott does, too. Summary: In Silicon Valley (and in media satellites that take the NoCal mindset to New York and beyond), everyone has an iPhone, a MacBook Pro, and a Gmail account. Microsoft products and services might as well be from Mars. So be skeptical when you read analyses or predictions of…

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My life in comics.

In the ongoing saga of my life starring in Scott Adam’s imagination… I’ve had this annual review once upon a time, about three years ago. Not fun. I’ve since been MUCH more careful about choosing my managers. Choosing the right job? Important. Choosing the right manager? Crucial! Not having this kind of annual review conversation?…

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