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So, I sat down with my supervisor the other day to discuss my schedule and talk about the upcoming project that I was hoping to use Agile practices on. I gave him the two minute rundown of the key components of what I was looking to do, touching on the sell points of what I would be doing. Keeping the stakeholder involved improves acceptance chances Results based on the stakeholder’s priorities Demo-able software of the results as they are finished My supervisor understands that projects don’t just ...
As a result of working for a business instead of a small software shop, I often have to play all roles in a project. I am one of two developers, and we hardly do work on the same projects simultaneously. As a result, I can be seated as the project manager, the architect, the developer, the tester, QA, DBA, or any other role that is required. Sometimes it’s an intimidating position. I’m an army of one and sometimes the stakeholders outnumber me greatly. It’s a battle to ensure quality and that the ...
improve my => 'code' One of the interesting features of Agile development is the regular feedback created by the methodology. Continuous builds, especially when they show graphically when they are broken or have failing unit tests, give Agile teams a sort of self awareness about the health of their project. Many Agile projects even give visual cues regarding the health of the project for instance showing the health of the build through the use of traffic lights (green for good, red for broken). ...
So I was surfing Youtube for my latest and greatest music videos when I got the urge to see if anyone had posted some interesting videos on Rockband. Rock Band Drums on the PC. To my suprise I found this dude had put together an app to use your drums that are included with the Rockband game on you pc. This is so cool. I can now play the drums record my session and share it with the world via Youtube or your favorite video site. Another great how to get windows xp to recognize your usb drumset head ...
Recently, I installed Vista SP1 RC Public Availability Programme (here) and I was initially disappointed as on inspection it was business as usual I couldn't find any differences and I was left wondering what was all that about then? I even took the time to do timings to do a before and after on times that was important to me such as timings in a DirectX games and none of them have changed, I even re-run them again and not one difference. So what I wanted from Vista SP1 was better performance in ...
In this show, we talk to Adam Esterline and Chris Ortman about Ruby technologies, testing, and Agile/XP. Check it out to learn more about these guys and a few of their favorite projects. Listen to Adam and Chris talk about Testing! Technorati tags: HDC, Agile, Testing, XP, Ruby ...
A good friend and ex-colleague of mine seems to have been bitten by an evil bug causing him to devote his free time to creating a tool that will report all hidden shares on a remote machine. The tool is available for download here. Your colleagues in your lan thought they could hide their party photos and mp3s from you, but not any more. Link: http://projectdistributor.n... Technorati tags: Hidden Shares, Tool, winnt, windows, xp, vista, win2k, share, reveal Cross-posted ...