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Apr
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answered Ban redistribution, but still allow code changes?
Apr
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comment What to do with estimation of incomplete story?
@Dinesh If you have a new question, you should ask it. However, the answer is C. You shouldn't be using average velocity, but the previous sprint's velocity. That is, the number of story points brought into the sprint being planned should be equal to the number of story points completed in the previous iteration (or as close as possible - within a couple of points, perhaps). Be sure to account for a change in capacity, though (team members leaving, new team members, vacations and holidays, other events...).
Apr
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Apr
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comment Frustrating on time tracking
English may not be the native language of the author. That phase could mean that the boss is demanding that the employees work 8 hours a day on the project, or simply work for 8 hours a day or more. If the boss is requiring logging hours not worked, then that's a problem, but I don't see that suggested anywhere
Apr
4
answered UML use case diagram: Actors on left and right?
Apr
4
comment Frustrating on time tracking
@RobertHarvey No, there's no direct and consistent translation from Story Points into Actual Hours. Personally, I don't believe in "Story Points or Nothing" - estimating in hours is totally OK, as long as it includes all necessary tasks and the team comes up with the estimate. The advantage to Story Points is that it can't be tied to hours, so it helps management make the transition to a more agile thinking by eliminating old ways.
Apr
4
comment Frustrating on time tracking
What you should do is record 8h total against the main task you worked on in a day regardless of how many hours you actually spent on it or other tasks. In some environments, this is not only unethical, but illegal. For example, in government contracts. Failure to record accurate actual hours can lead to punishment for both the individual and the company. If you are being asked to track time for a company, you should be properly recording time.
Apr
4
revised Requirement/analysis documents in branch-per-branch versioning enviroment
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Apr
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answered Frustrating on time tracking
Apr
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comment Requirement/analysis documents in branch-per-branch versioning enviroment
I'm not familiar with TFS, but is there a way to treat requirements as requirements, instead of managing requirements documents? Your requirements documents should be an export from a requirements management tool. This post suggests you can do this and the Work Item Tracking approach suggested in this post is more in line with what I'm thinking.
Apr
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Mar
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comment Distributing GPL-ed software with lost source code
@Philipp Some questions may be on-topic on multiple Stack Exchange sites. This is an example of such a question.
Mar
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comment Is 'exercise bugs' an expression?
"Exercising bugs would be a pointless activity." - Consider the case where a bug is reported and then you write test cases (at any level - unit, integration, system) for that bug. You may uncover more ways to produce the bug than reported. Couldn't you say that these test cases "exercise the bug"?
Mar
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Mar
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awarded  Revival
Mar
25
answered What to do with the code from my rejected pull request?
Mar
24
comment Website/web service uses GPL or CDDL license library
@Gero I don't understand your question. The first statement is specific to the license terms (CDDL or GPLv2 with Classpath Exceptiion). The statement about the GPL requiring access to the source code for the binary is also correct, but you don't have the GPL - you have the GPL with Classpath Exception, which is a different license than the GPL.
Mar
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awarded  Necromancer
Mar
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answered Website/web service uses GPL or CDDL license library
Mar
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revised Should I be a good programmer immediately after college?
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