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Oct
6
comment Automated deployment/installation of development tools
That sounds like a good long-term approach, I will mention that as an option to my team.
Oct
5
comment Automated deployment/installation of development tools
@Doc Brown, unfortunately our IT department doesn't have a mechanism in place for deploying applications and/or updates. It's a really sorry situation to be in.
Oct
5
comment Automated deployment/installation of development tools
Whilst I agree with your viewpoint @mattnz, it also depends on your IT department and how responsive they are to your requests. Our IT department is downright woeful (maybe because they are under-resourced). We are still using a number of outdated (more than a few years old!) tools that are yet to be upgraded after repeated requests. As Murph mentioned, toolchains and other developer tools iterate quickly so we don't want to be gated on the IT department every time we want to upgrade!
Oct
5
comment Automated deployment/installation of development tools
Vagrant looks really nice if it weren't for the restriction in my company!
Oct
5
comment Automated deployment/installation of development tools
Yup, our IT department does not allow running of virtual machines, go figure!
Oct
5
comment Automated deployment/installation of development tools
Unfortunately this is not really viable in our work environment. Excellent suggestion though!
Oct
5
comment Automated deployment/installation of development tools
Good point, I've updated the question.
Oct
2
comment Dealing with selfish team member(s)
That's such a comprehensive answer, I wish I could accept more than one answer!
Oct
2
comment Dealing with selfish team member(s)
Excellent suggestions, I'll definitely suggest these during our next retrospective!
Sep
30
comment Dealing with selfish team member(s)
If there is enough traction on the other higher priority stories within a sprint, we often find ourselves working on a story alone.
Sep
30
comment Dealing with selfish team member(s)
Completely agree, I think it comes down to the wider corporate culture in my company. We do use Rank and Yank methods as @jfrankcarr put it.
Sep
30
comment Dealing with selfish team member(s)
we are using planning poker to estimate our stories so this is not a problem. The problem is the members working on stories that provide the most recognition within a sprint.
Sep
30
comment Dealing with selfish team member(s)
Good point, I have slightly edited my question to make it less specific to agile.
Sep
23
comment What is the best way to diagrammatically represent a system threading architecture?
Great answer, whether a subsystem uses another thread or not is implementation detail.
Sep
20
comment How to integrate technical line/functional manager into Scrum team?
Great answer, I wish I could accept both! Thanks for your input.
Sep
19
comment How to integrate technical line/functional manager into Scrum team?
he is responsible for our deliverables, so he's a "pig" in Scrum speak. The way the team sees it, he is responsible for quality from a high-level point of view (architecture, integration with other systems like hardware etc.) but not necessarily part of the coding/testing. And yes, we definitely need to get him some training!