Re: Has the industry gone insane?

Subject: Re: Has the industry gone insane?
From: "Collin Turner" <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: WilliamFLawrence -at- eaton -dot- com
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 08:33:54 -0600

Bill -

I agree with you about 80% on the XP/Agile statement. I think it works
with MUCH flexibility and *expert* Project Management. From a
Documentation viewpoint it's a whole new animal requiring a total
re-write of the rules for both TW's and co-workers in the sphere.

I've worked it for a few years with mixed success. It all came down to
how the projects were managed. Most of the developers seemed to "get
it". I was able to adapt quickly. However...if the Project Managers
and above were not able to let go and allow their employees to do
their jobs with little influence?

THAT'S when the center no longer holds.

As for the work situation...that was an ugly situation. Hopefully it
will be resolved soon!



Collin Turner
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On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 6:43 AM, <WilliamFLawrence -at- eaton -dot- com> wrote:
> Collin,
> I went through a similar experience and did the same thing (quit). This
> may give you some solace: XP doesn't work. In the end, the entire thing
> will fail, either killing the company or at least setting them back a
> bit. Had I known that at the time, I would have ridden out the
> experience at my former employer. The folks that brought in XP at that
> company have long since left in disgrace and things have returned to
> normal. The company survived, although it did delay their releases
> considerably and quality took a nose-dive until they got things turned
> around.
> Cheers,
> Bill

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