Re: Fourth AND Fifth Amendments
the war on drugs shredded those two useless clauses years ago.
230 posts • joined 30 Dec 2014
I was working as a QA on a project for a tech company a few years ago, who will remain unnamed as I don't want to embarrass Bill and Dave, which used a calendar widget from an unnamed open source software hub which was built around Git. Well I was doing my routine testing, using some manual exploratory testing to augment automated regression testing, when I put in a date in the future. The date the calendar then showed a date in the early 1900s. Imagine my amusement when I got to title the defect report "Y2K bug detected in calendar widget". Imagine the disbelief and amusement when I mentioned it at our next standup.
Which is one of many reasons I don't trust or have a high opinion of programmers.
Which is also why I sometimes feel like weeping.
Their definition of "innovation" is financial shell games to come up with funding to buy a company no sane person would buy for any reason. Using Yapenese Rai to borrow cryptocurrency and then use it as an asset to leverage bond purchases which would then, along with a mortgage on cash flow, to buy HP Inc.? Now that's innovation! See also NINJA loans back in '07
If you didn't get the reference here is an article on Rai: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai_stones , a pretty solid and stable form of currency.
a language gets popular. get's pushed into in appropriate roles. demand for <insert name of language here> programmers spikes. People start taking "Learn <programming language in 21 days head first> courses". Managers start hiring monkeys. Badda bing badda boom, crappy code and security flaws everywhere.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Silly valley is 90% brogrammers and other such ilk. So their understanding of female psychology and all the variations thereof is.... non-existent. But if it doesn't work it is obviously due to the fact the user doesn't know how to use the software properly, and the universe should change to match the software. Right?
Life + 50? Why? So the person's freeloading relatives can make money with no work and then brag about what clever business people? And then decry the poor for being lazy parasites? If you want to see parasite go to a pricey resort town and watch all the trust fund babies stuffing their monthly checks up their noses.
Here are some ways sociologists, use what fits https://www.cliffsnotes.com/study-guides/sociology/sociological-research-methods/sociological-research-designs-methods
I think I was talking about observational and case studies. But even so they try match up groups, e.g. while studying education level and it's impact they would try to control for age, ethnicity, income level of the subject's household while growing etc.
As far as burden you can run reports on defect escape rate, features delivered etc. which should be documented somewhere.
Management fixates on surface details; we must use Jira, have standup, sprint planning, training classes etc. So But they do not grasp the underlying spirit and social messages. They buy the books, read the articles etc. but done read deeply enough. It's sort of like "everyone successful is wearing wide ties so I look successful and so will be successful". I somestimes refer to "cargo cult" management or programming.
Your post is a good example of using appropriate tools and being agile when developing software, use what works. If waterfall works, use it.
And then there is the matter of 2 week sprints. Everyone fixates on that. But to be agile you adjust sprints to the the complexity and organizational friction you encounter. Maybe 3 weeks or 4 weeks or whatever you need.
Remember, agile is an adjective not a noun.
Well there is another approach often used in Sociology. Find 2 groups with as much overlap in factors as possible such as tool sets, problem domains, team sizes, maturity of the product etc. Make sure they are using different development methods. Gather data for both projects and compare. Repeat the process for several projects and throw in some longitudinal studies as well. Then over time you'll have a series of naturalistic studies from which inferences can be drawn.
"If you actively manage, oversee and hold the outsourcer's feet to the fire, you can make it work."
If you replace "outsourcer" with employees you are in fact doing nothing different. There is no difference; you cannot walk away from project management, human negotiations, picking the right workers (every time I worked for a body shopI ended up being interviewed by the permanent staff as well as body shop managers), cost controls, etc. There is no free lunch.
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