Re: Agile Environment Opinions Wanted

Subject: Re: Agile Environment Opinions Wanted
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "Lippincott, Richard" <RLippincott -at- as-e -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 12:23:22 -0700

It's not a proper noun.

Doing agile development means using an agile methodology. I don't
understand what "we're just using it for configuration control" would
mean. Maybe the person who said that doesn't either?

On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 12:14 PM, Lippincott, Richard
<RLippincott -at- as-e -dot- com> wrote:
> I know this is an elementary question, but up until recently I've been glossing over Agile topics as they haven't applied to my work situation. Apparently we're moving to an Agile work environment, and we're doing it soon.
> (We switched to Agile as a configuration control system about six months ago, at that time the standard response to my repeated question "Are we using the methodology?" was "No, we're just using it for configuration control, that's all. I learned that we're adopting the process about a half hour ago when I went to a meeting on a program, and noticed up on a wall were all sorts of yellow sticky notes arranged as "Sprint 1," "Sprint 2," and so forth. "Oh yeah, we're adopting the process" said the program manager in the meeting.)
> I'm a lone writer, currently working at about 110% of capacity, managing the operator and field service manuals on about a dozen different complex products, and it's not unusual that I've got three or four different projects/product manuals in work at any given moment.
> Is my life about to get easier because of this, or is it likely I'm about to get overwhelmed by the pace of changes?

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