[Foundation-l] William Pietri: Where is FlaggedRevisions?
Brian J Mingus
Brian.Mingus at Colorado.EDU
Mon Mar 1 08:02:19 UTC 2010
On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 12:42 AM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> 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
> >> 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.
> > 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
> > version to use, test, and critique. And at the beginning of every cycle,
> > have the opportunity to set your priorities for the next version. This
> > you start using the high-priority features right away, and makes sure
> > 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
> > regular basis, there’s no mystery."
> > http://www.scissor.com/aboutus.htm#philosophy
> 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
> under-rested state.
Are you kidding? That quote is spot on.
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