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Agile challenges in a *dis*connected organization
As I stated in a previous post, I am a senior developer at a company that has other senior development staff at other sites here in the U.S., as well as outsourced resources in India. It is therefore an interesting challenge to maintain high connectivity in an agile environment. One of the keys to agile development is face-to-face communication with a team (agilemanifesto.org). But the team is far-flung. You would think that this would be a huge hindrance, but we use IM, e-mail, and VOIP conferencing ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 20, 2005 1:24 PM

New job, new responsibilities
I got a new job as a Senior Developer here in Wichita. Yea!! My company heavily uses Indian outsourcing for the "grunt" programming work, actually most of the programming work in Delphi and C#.Net. My job is to manage the process and overall assign tasks to the outsourced resources, setup coidng standards, do code reviews, research new tools, and make recommendations. If we need to add new functionality or features, such as localization or report translation, it is my job to research the possible ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 20, 2005 1:16 PM

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