RE: Agile Environment Opinions Wanted

Subject: RE: Agile Environment Opinions Wanted
From: "Lippincott, Richard" <RLippincott -at- as-e -dot- com>
To: Editor in Chief <editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com>, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:00:24 +0000

>> It gets confusing around here, because we have gone over to Agile methodology for our product development/test/release process, but we have ALSO adopted the Oracle Agile system....

That exactly describes what weâre doing here. Last spring we converted to âAgile Oracle,â now we adopting the agile product development process.

Not to sound foolish, but yes, until about two days ago, I did not yet understand that the two are unrelated.

(But now I understand why thereâs nothing in Oracle Agile that seems to drive this process.)

--Rick



From: Editor in Chief [mailto:editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 4:46 PM
To: Robert Lauriston
Cc: Lippincott, Richard; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Agile Environment Opinions Wanted

Before I read further in my list backlog, I'll bet that the "Agile" in question is actually Oracle Agile, a system for configuration control and related activity, and part of the overall Oracle enterprise systems.

It gets confusing around here, because we have gone over to Agile methodology for our product development/test/release process, but we have ALSO adopted the Oracle Agile system... and the two are not related.

As I mentioned in another post, we use Jira for our agile dev process, Git for our repository, Fisheye, and some other tools. I don't get to touch the Oracle Agile system, and I'm glad of it. Totally different animal.

On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 3:23 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com<mailto:robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>> wrote:
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<mailto: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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