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Mar
15
comment Difference between Optimization and Scalability?
@Telastyn Let's assume the target criteria is the same. If you want to serve more HTTP requests you can do that by reducing the time/resources/whatever required to serve an HTTP request. Getting more performance by scaling (out/up) is essentially an optimization. Literally, optimization for a certain criteria is making a system that performs better with respect to that criteria...
Mar
15
comment Difference between Optimization and Scalability?
The question seems to be like what is the difference between a restaurant chain and making a great salad. Scalability is a restaurant chain, how to serve lots of salad to lots of customers. Optimization is making the salad the best way. A restaurant chain can serve a lot of customers without knowing how to make salad the best way but it certainly helps.
Mar
15
comment Difference between Optimization and Scalability?
I think there's more to this. Optimization is an activity while scalability is a quality. Optimization will result in better scalability. Scalability isn't something you "do" it's an outcome. Optimization can involve, e.g., splitting the work between cores, which will result in the system being able to handle larger problems.
Feb
3
comment Benefits of a leaderless team in Scrum
let us continue this discussion in chat
Feb
3
comment Benefits of a leaderless team in Scrum
I heard you. I just disagree those are different. You are creating a command structure. When the Director of Engineering wants to get something done he will go to the Team Leader to get that done who in turn will go to the team. What is a managerial command structure if not the placing of people in levels of authority over one other? That definition is very relevant here as the existence of a designated team leader prevents other healthy processes that occur in self-managed or organizing team. A team with a designated team lead can not, by definition, be doing Scrum.
Feb
2
comment Benefits of a leaderless team in Scrum
Is that a recursive definition? hierarchy - "a system in which people or things are placed in a series of levels with different importance or status". Would you say a team leader has different importance or status? Congratulations, you've just created hierarchy.
Feb
2
answered Benefits of a leaderless team in Scrum
Feb
2
comment Benefits of a leaderless team in Scrum
@DXM That's not what Eugene is saying. Can you provide a relevant quote that supports Eugene's claim that a "team lead" will always emerge in a Scrum team? I guess we can solve Eugene's issue by designating all the members of the team as "Leaders". Problem solved.
Feb
2
comment Benefits of a leaderless team in Scrum
If you designate someone as the leader haven't you just created a hierarchy? I agree that naturally leaders will emerge but that can also be fluid. If one problem falls in the expertise of one team member they can lead that effort. Tomorrow, someone else may lead another effort. IMO if you designate a team lead you just sucked away one of the main ideas.
Feb
2
comment Benefits of a leaderless team in Scrum
"In Scrum teams leaders always emerge" - citation needed? The topic of self-managed or self-organizing teams goes well beyond Scrum and there's a large body of research on this, you can start with the paper that was one of the motivators for Scrum, "The New New Product Development Game". As this question stands it's really not a question but rather an expression of your opinions and assumptions seemingly in search for other opinions. My experience is almost the opposite of everything you've said but there's a lot of YMMV in these situations.
Nov
19
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Oct
19
revised Why does a proportional controller have a steady state error?
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Oct
19
comment Why does a proportional controller have a steady state error?
(this isn't really a programming question but while we're at it :-) you can get by with I as you describe but a PI controller is going to be a lot more responsive...
Oct
19
revised Why does a proportional controller have a steady state error?
Proportional vs. Integral explained. + a little formatting.
Oct
19
comment Why does a proportional controller have a steady state error?
(so no- the output is not the current output plus the error multiplied by Kp, the output is the error multiplied by Kp, if you are adding then it's Ki...)
Oct
19
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Oct
19
answered Why does a proportional controller have a steady state error?
Sep
8
comment What is the purpose of the stand-up and its duration in agile methodologies?
@user10326: Your management obviously doesn't think it's too much. Assuming they make the rules (it varies between companies) and you can't convince them it's too long then it will be 30 minutes. You're almost certainly not going to convince them by referring to Programmers or the Scrum Manual. How to deal with the team/work situation is perhaps a question for Workplace SE. Here we can tell you about how it's supposed to work but not sure we can help you with your specific situation.
Sep
8
comment What is the purpose of the stand-up and its duration in agile methodologies?
@user10326: I would agree that what you're doing isn't "Agile". However, it's up to your management what they actually want to do and what they want to call it so arguing that it is wrong isn't going to get you anywhere. If you can convince your management there will be some tangible benefit to them and/or the company from doing it differently you might make progress. That can be difficult and require a lot of diplomacy and time. Do you have a Scrum Master?
Sep
8
answered What is the purpose of the stand-up and its duration in agile methodologies?