[Foundation-l] William Pietri: Where is FlaggedRevisions?
wikimail at inbox.org
Mon Mar 1 07:42:38 UTC 2010
On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 2:22 AM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 1:23 AM, William Pietri <william at scissor.com>wrote:
>> On 02/28/2010 09:36 PM, Mike.lifeguard wrote:
>> > On 37-01--10 03:59 PM, William Pietri wrote:
>> >> I've reported when I thought I had something to report
>> > I think the problem here is that you haven't reported any
>> > accomplishments because there haven't been any.
>> We've got some stuff that is probably done. But we can't actually show
>> it, and we can't prove that it's done, so yes, giving people a progress
>> report saying "things are probably better now but you can't see" didn't
>> seem so helpful.
> "Going hand in hand with iterative design is evolutionary delivery. Twenty
> years ago, the norm was for projects to take years to deliver useful
> software; now, that’s unthinkable. In evolutionary delivery, we schedule
> many short revision cycles; as often as every couple of weeks, you get a new
> version to use, test, and critique. And at the beginning of every cycle, you
> have the opportunity to set your priorities for the next version. This lets
> you start using the high-priority features right away, and makes sure that
> your software meets your needs. As an added bonus, you are never left
> wondering, "What are those guys doing?" When you see concrete results on a
> regular basis, there’s no mystery."
I should clarify that that quote just happened to catch my eye, and that
it's totally off-topic and unrelated to anything of importance.
Actually, in hindsight, I shouldn't be posting when I'm in my current
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