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Discussion in 'Off-Topic English' started by ShaeKonnit, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Pierzasty

    Pierzasty Null-Space Entity

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    Thank you. I was worried that there might be something genuinely useful and that I'm just too brain-damaged to understand.
     
  2. SpectralOwl

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    It can be handy, for paperwork is boring and you do have better things to do. Trying to apply an incorrect methodology for a situation, however, is asking for trouble, and the documentation is often there for a reason. Agile's overhyped, but often genuinely useful for appropriate projects.
     
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  3. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    Basically, it's just another tool in the box. But as any tools, it as a specific purpose and a specific way of using it.
    As often, people want to use the shiny thing because it's shiny, not because it's what's needed.

    Also, I think that one of the concept is forgotten most of time, scrum's goal is to deliver something in a specified period of time. Not to deliver everything that has been listed.
     
  4. Hansolo

    Hansolo Well-Known Member
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    It's useful if you want to have new release every week or two to show the progress and keep the hype.

    But I was working for the conpany that tried to implement embedded software with scrum.

    Hardware. Embedded. Software. With. Scrum.
     
  5. Koin-Koin

    Koin-Koin Well-Known Member

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    I have a metaphor of my own:

    A method is a hammer.
    With a hammer you can do plenty of things:
    - plant nails
    - remove walls
    - fix orbiting satellites
    - shape magnificent luxury car body
    - shape diamonds
    - ...

    But for any of the above you still need:
    - to choose the appropriate hammer
    - to have it handled by the appropriate people
     
  6. Brother Smoke

    Brother Smoke Bureau Trimurti Representative

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    Got it in one
     
  7. ShaeKonnit

    ShaeKonnit Well-Known Member

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    We've been doing a lot of decorating at home this past few weeks.
    The previous occupants left us some walls which had 4 god-damn layers of wallpaper. 4! With an embossed pattern, too.
    And some of them couldn't be stripped, even with a steamer. It's like they melted a whole horse skeleton to stick that shit up.
     
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  8. Del S

    Del S Tunguskaball

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    Shergar?

    Meanwhile, in Glasgow: Glasgow Clyde College is doing a course on Batman. Because of course they are.
     
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  9. Pierzasty

    Pierzasty Null-Space Entity

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    Yeah I noticed that there's something concrete inside but it's wrapped in a morass of buzzwords possibly devised mostly/solely so marketing specialists have an excuse to keep taking money for it.
     
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  10. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Not so much marketing but Consultants that can come in, set up a bunch of practices and systems that seem effective at first blush, then collect their exorbitant fee and leave before the house of cards comes crashing down.
     
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  11. chromedog

    chromedog Less than significant minion

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    So it's the embodiment of "Consultancy: If you aren't part of the solution, there's money to be made prolonging the problem." ?
     
  12. Pierzasty

    Pierzasty Null-Space Entity

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    I thought that was called government.
     
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  13. DrunkCorsair

    DrunkCorsair Well-Known Member

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    Try warm water with vinegar first. Had to do the same with the wallpapers from some older people here. Around 5l of warm water with a bottle of the cheapest vinegear essence i can get from a discounter helped alot before using a steamer.

    You should ask Ursula von der Leyen on inside tips on "How to f+++ up with consultants. Seriously.