Friday, December 19, 2008

What Others Are Saying About Software - 12/19/2008

Making Agile Stick
Another great post from the Dark Side. It boils down to value and working software. David makes the case that it is not an IT 'thing', it is a business 'thing'. And from a business-oriented developer, Bravo.

Estimation Is Not For Accountability (It’s For Visibility)
Max takes a strong stand for real reason for estimates. Interesting read for sure, but I wonder how Max squares his view with those who do Agile training? You hear the word "commitment" a lot from Agile consultants when referring to an iteration. Maybe it's a way to get their foot in the funding procurement door to pay their own consultant fees?

Hardware is Cheap, Programmers are Expensive
Nothing earth-shattering from Mr. Coding Horror. But I like to keep track of these posts, if only for my own benefit when debating my pre-optimization brethren.

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