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comment Would a typical corporate firewall block a Java applet having the following behaviour
Right. But how is the client supposed to communicate with the "remote" server on its random port?
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answered Would a typical corporate firewall block a Java applet having the following behaviour
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comment C# database communication technique
How do you insert parameters into your SQL? And how do you manage the differences in syntax between SQL and MySql?
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comment Does a mature agile team requires any management?
@LordScree: Self-manage is a specific term that means a team manages their own day-to-day behaviour and duties, without supervision. Not the bigger picture. (businessdictionary.com/definition/self-managed-team.html) I hope that's what the OP meant, though I understand why people have reacted as if he said they don't need any management at all.
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answered Does a mature agile team requires any management?
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comment Spending a good fortune on a certificate holding Scrum Master or a Veteran XP coach?
@ThomasOwens: I suspect they'd have no choice but to manage at first. See Roy Osherove's writings about the 3 maturity stages of a software team: 5whys.com/blog/…
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comment Spending a good fortune on a certificate holding Scrum Master or a Veteran XP coach?
Also a fair point. Perhaps the best person they could spend money on is a decent manager who can analyse the business, consider all the options, guide them to continual improvement, while explaining to the business why they're in the position they're in and what THEIR options are.
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comment Spending a good fortune on a certificate holding Scrum Master or a Veteran XP coach?
@ashy_32bit: That being the case, I'm upvoting Jimmy Hoffa's answer and moving on. :)
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comment Is agile about development or management?
@Tim: I had a phone interview once where I asked to what degree the interviewer thought they were Agile and he went on to tell me that they had to be because the business changed their minds on a daily basis. Couldn't argue his point in that they had to be agile, but that's not being Agile. So no, I think the distinction is important.
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comment Spending a good fortune on a certificate holding Scrum Master or a Veteran XP coach?
Question still stands: What problem are they trying to solve? Predictability? Quality? Turn-around time? Relationship between tech and business?
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comment Is agile about development or management?
@ashy_32bit: Which problem most needs solving? Project management or development? Does either need solving?
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comment Is agile about development or management?
@ashy_32bit: Not a question anyone can answer without knowing the team and the project. Not every team or project would benefit from Agility. However, I have worked on a team that was doing Scrum and CI and nothing else (from the Agile box of tricks) and it worked better in that case than doing neither of these things. But we sought to improve our Agility over time.