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comment Is there a canonical book on Agile?
...so that's where our good kitchen knives and developers from that project went...
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comment Is there a canonical book on Agile?
Osherove's book was a GREAT intro to unit-testing--I would also suggest Bob Martin's "Clean Code" for approaches to turning procedural code into OOP
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comment Is there a canonical book on Agile?
Uncle Bob can preach quite a bit--but at the end of the day he has some great lessons. His book "Clean Code" was what made me realize what OOP was, and how far off the mark my code had been.
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answered What was the worst experience you've had with a customer/user?
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comment Hard-copy approaches to time tracking
printed and glued into my handy-dandy notebook; with some small customizations this could be perfect--we'll see how it serves over a few days
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comment Alternatives to time tracking methodologies
A very good and comprehensive approach. The hard part about getting the ball rolling on these approaches is getting developers to understand it's ok for their estimates to be off--so getting them to understand what is done with their estimates and getting them to trust that honest inaccuracies aren't held against them is a critical first-step
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awarded  Teacher
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comment Hard-copy approaches to time tracking
that very well could be EXACTLY what I need. Multiple tasks tracked in hardcopy with a simple-enough way to switch!!!
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comment Hard-copy approaches to time tracking
very nice! I like the Timex still on the stand :D My only concern would be that, in my office, most things that size are made of foam and get thrown at other people :)
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comment Hard-copy approaches to time tracking
I like the approach; I've tried something similar with emails where I refuse to check them more than 3-times a day (mid-morning, after lunch, before leaving)--but in that scenario I started to get too many people showing up to reiterate their email--immediately pulling me from my task, and later making me re-read the same email to make sure all questions were answered
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answered Alternatives to time tracking methodologies
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comment Hard-copy approaches to time tracking
I could go the chess-clock route and insist my manager never gives me more than two tasks at once. ...pondering...
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comment Hard-copy approaches to time tracking
I've actually thought about exactly that, then went the extra step to considering a punch-clock
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asked Hard-copy approaches to time tracking