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Conversation Starter: The Tools DO NOT Make the Developer
I see a lot of talk online about this tool being better than that tool. It may sound obvious, but the tools do NOT make the developer. A tool is only a tool. If I gave my mother the best set of Snap-On tools that money could buy, she still wouldn’t be able to change her own oil. On the other hand, if you gave my cousin Scotty a crescent wrench from Wal-Mart, he could probably rebuild a short block 350 in a weekend. Again, this may sound obvious, but the tools are only a way to help a good developer ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 30, 2009 8:52 PM

Revelation About Lean Software and Estimation
Tell me if this sounds familiar: Boss: "Hey man! So, it's time for our status meeting, huh? Okay. Let's get started." You: "Well, we're working on the [deliverable] piece of [project]. We estimated it would take about 12 man-days." Boss: "Uh-huh. How long have we been working on it?" You: "About 8 man-days." Boss: "And how much is left to do, do you think?" You: "Probably 8 more man-days." Boss: "What's the problem? Was there a hold-up, or a maintenance issue?" You: "No. Once we got into [feature ......

Posted On Thursday, June 4, 2009 7:32 PM

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