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answered Should I use scaffolding or not in Ruby on Rails?
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comment How do I succeed as a lead developer?
I couldn't tell you why but I seem to think faster when I have to slow down to write. I even code on paper when i get stuck on a problem. Killing trees on the altar of productivity... :)
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answered How do I succeed as a lead developer?
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comment Convince developer to use IDE
I agree. The case hasn't been proven that John is less productive because he's not using an IDE. Moving to an unfamiliar environment will most likely make him even LESS productive, and frustrated to boot. Focus on his performance. Make him pair program with someone using an IDE (or pair with him in a text editor, maybe you'll learn something too.) Find the root cause of the lack of productivity, don't just jump to the conclusion that his toolchain is at fault.
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answered Am I copy/paste programmer?
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answered As a code monkey, how to discuss programming with a guy who almost has a doctorate in computer science
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revised Are there any arguments that can make a contractor reconsider working on fixed price?
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comment Are there any arguments that can make a contractor reconsider working on fixed price?
the trick is to make him carry the risk of underestimation. Bill him hourly, if the estimate is under its his problem.
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answered Are there any arguments that can make a contractor reconsider working on fixed price?
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comment Is remote agile sustainable?
I prefer Pivotal Tracker for PM software, but aside from that, +1 to everything @slomojo said. Communications is key—to that end, diligence to the process and daily standups via video are critical. I've used this process for about a year with great success.