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In our 10x and Agile seminars, I talk about the role and purpose of incremental and iterative (incremative) development practices. On the surface incremative development is kind of wasteful. I mean, it is like asking me to drive to the grocery store and a I stop on each block, call home and ask my wife, "I am one block closer to the grocery store. Do you still want me to get the milk?" By the time I get there, buy the milk, call 10 more times on the way home, ("Do you still want me to come...

  1. Posted on July 1, 2007 7:45:AM by Earl Beede to Practicing Earl
  2. Methods & Processes, Technique, Agile, humor, increments, iteration, milk, Management

Lights... Camera... Arrrgg!

There seems to be a third thing certain in life besides death and taxes. That thing seems to be the fact that the moment some moron uses the product or software that I have been working on, they are going to do something stupid. My brilliant work of pristine intellectual purity which functions just the way I want it to will behave like a brakeless car in the hands of a drunken driven; it is going to crash. I don't know about you but when I release a product I have been working on, I want...

  1. Posted on April 28, 2007 7:52:PM by Earl Beede to Practicing Earl
  2. Technique, humor, increments, defects, planning, Management