Re: SD Times: Tech Writers Should Be Pigs, Not Chickens

Subject: Re: SD Times: Tech Writers Should Be Pigs, Not Chickens
From: David Farbey <dfarbey -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:11:59 +0100

"Agile" is not a way of writing code, it's a way of managing product
development. Or at least, it should be. Your software team can't adopt
"Agile" in any form unless the whole company buys into that approach. Most
companies expect their R&D departments to commit to a set of features and a
delivery date. In "Agile", the company needs to accept that R&D can commit
to either a set of features or a delivery date, but not both (or at least,
to embrace the fact that there's a negotiation between the two).

For many companies and many individuals that "either/or" aspect of "Agile"
is completely incomprehensible.

David

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On 10 September 2013 21:13, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:

> There's no "Agile protocol" because there's no standard definition,
> the way there is for Scrum. The word "agile" is used for variety of
> more or less similar programming methods.
>
> On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 11:34 AM, Chris Despopoulos
> <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> > R.E. "I don't know what "agile has its own protocol" is supposed to
> mean."
> >
> > It means that there's an Agile way of doing things, and an Agile way of
> talking about things.
>
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