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“More Than One Way to Roll-Out Agile”

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Ryan posted part I of the debate between Erik Huddleston (Inovis), Jack Yang (Homeaway) and me on the subject of Agile roll-out strategies. The heart of the debate is team-by-team versus all-in. To paraphrase Robert Graves, the debate is true and the telling is frank. Highly recommended!

Part II and Part III have been  posted [IG; 4/11/2009]

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Written by israelgat

March 11, 2009 at 8:37 pm

A Quip That Says It All

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Readers of the post Can You Afford the Software You are Developing? might recall my grave concern about accruing technical debt. It is like debt on your credit card – you struggle to pay the interest; you rarely manage to pay back the principal.

Reading Esther Derby‘s article  The Three Pillars of  Executive Support for Agile Adoption,  I noticed her independent “verdict” on the subject:

Technical debt is the harvest of cutting corners to meet unrealistic deadlines

I am inclined to think “technical debt” is actually a euphemism for “inadequate investment”

Written by israelgat

March 11, 2009 at 2:24 pm

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