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Thread: Positive experiences with software development
face picon face BY : William \Chops\ Westfield email (remove spam text)

On Jan 31, 2009, at 2:49 PM, Vitaliy wrote:

> There is no such thing as perfect communication.

I think the problem with many development methodologies is that they  
fail to scale well.  I've had some of my most productive moments  
sharing a bull-pen like room with 1 to 6 other engineers, but I can't  
imagine enjoying sharing an "open space" with 20-odd people, and I  
sure don't see how to scale "good communications" to projects  
involving more than 100 people.

(At one time we had a policy of seating SW engineers in cubes next to  
HW engineeers, and that accomplished some good things when most HW  
efforts involved one or two HW engineers and most SW efforts involved  
one SW engineer.  But it pretty much died when the projects got big  
enough to involve more than 3 of each...  Sigh.)


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