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Dec
29
comment How much of my time will be taken in planning sprints etc?
Thank you J for an excellent answer. It has given me food for thought. I doubt very much my manager will be directly involved in the team, so I would be doing the lead role (involving mentoring others) and doing all the agile project management tasks. I know the domain pretty well so it will be slightly easier for me to talk to the client to and define requirements. Once again thanks for the answer.
Dec
22
comment How much of my time will be taken in planning sprints etc?
Thank you Davin. Just to add I wont be the product owner. We have someone in place who has that role. Although I know the domain well, the product owner will work with me to use my knowledge in integrating with a new suite of application the company already have. So in all I would have to take on duties of scrum master, architect and trainer of the new developers.
Dec
22
comment How much of my time will be taken in planning sprints etc?
Thanks Bryan. My concern is that the company I work for say they are doing scrum but practically there is not much of it being used (I think they just have meetings in the morning and that is about it). It will be hard to sell to my manager all the areas above you and other have described that I will have to do as their understanding of a manager is a traditional waterfall manager. So when they say I will be doing 20% of my time management related work, I need to understand what they mean by that.
Dec
22
comment How much of my time will be taken in planning sprints etc?
WOW...I think the pessimistic state is what accurately describes the project. I doubt we find candidates with a BDD/TDD background so I will have to get the newbies believing that this is the way to work, whilst at the same time convincing management that newer features won't be out when they except.
Dec
22
comment How much of my time will be taken in planning sprints etc?
There is no scrum master, so I would have to try to do everything at the start to get things going.
Dec
21
comment How much of my time will be taken in planning sprints etc?
Thank you Matthew for your reply, excellently answered,. the breakdown helps immensely. You mentioned obstacles. What sort of areas are you referring to?
Dec
21
comment How much of my time will be taken in planning sprints etc?
Would the time be more or less depending on whether we went agile or not?
Dec
21
comment How much of my time will be taken in planning sprints etc?
I have a meeting with my manager in the second week of Jan so I would know the scope then. From a meeting a month back, his perception of management (they are not doing agile at all currently) was training others, meetings, once a week meeting with developers to see if they have problems etc. My main role is as an architect. I would love to be more but not at the expense of doing less development.
Jun
27
comment Designing a hierarchical structure with lots of reads and writes?
Thanks for the reply.
Jun
27
comment Designing a hierarchical structure with lots of reads and writes?
Thanks Robert YAGNI it is :)
Jun
25
comment Should I cache the data or hit the database?
Thanks Dan, point noted.
Jun
25
comment Should I cache the data or hit the database?
Thanks Ian. At this stage we are have a database but it was more of an educational question on things to look out for.
Feb
8
comment How to do locking and not use a database?
@EmmadKareem: Thank you for your input. I think you have and Jarrod have given me good arguments for not continuing with the XML route.
Feb
8
comment How to do locking and not use a database?
Thanks, I think you are correct in saying that we have to bite the bullet now. I think management need to know that we wont finish in the timescales they want if we go down this route.
Feb
6
comment How to do locking and not use a database?
@EmmadKareem : At the moment I have been just thinking about locking, what other issues should I be aware of when using XML?
Dec
19
comment What is a value object in domain-driven design?
@Ivan: Thank you. When I first read it I kept thinking about my data model and did I kept thinking of value objects as reference object (i.e not immutable) which is something I should not do in DDD.
Dec
19
comment What is a value object in domain-driven design?
Thanks Matt for replying. I am starting to understand what a value object is but my question was more to do with the paragraph I read in the pdf mentioned above. The paragraph talks mentions "cannot be reused for account operations" and "performance degradation". This is what confused me as I don't know what it is referring to. Can you help clear it up?
Dec
11
comment DDD with ORM where should the business logic go?
@Falcon: Yes, I was thinking along the lines of DTOs being my MDA objects, not that I will go that way. Just getting a grip of what each part of the DDD players d0. Thanks once again.
Dec
11
comment DDD with ORM where should the business logic go?
@Falcon: Thanks for the info. When I mentioned the anemic model what I meant was if I create a domain using DDD, one version of my repositories would possibly be the mda version where I would be just moving my entities to the mda entities (i.e. anemic model) and then persisting them in transactions etc. Would this be okay? I doubt I will use the MDA tool but just trying to understand how I could if I wanted. Does this sound right?
Dec
11
comment DDD with ORM where should the business logic go?
Hi, I am using ECO (enterprise core objects) from capableobjects.com and it is exactly as you described it.