Agile programming (was Re: [P|C] Banksel)
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Olin Lathrop wrote:
> Gerhard Fiedler wrote:
>>> What was prevailing, then?
>> Non-ideologic, pragmatic approaches, more influenced by the
>> individual's experiences and preferences and the constraints of the
>> situation than by any school of thought.
> That's been my experience of "prevailing" too.
Typically effective managers have effective solutions for solving
problems effectively... right? Managers that are able to adapt their
style to the problem at hand, the team available, and the other
constraints imposed on the problem at hand.
Like most things, having the right tool for the job makes things much
easier, but, it is remarkable how much a sledge hammer can solve....
Good managers have a good tool-box full of good tools to solve many
problems easily, and the best managers know exactly when to use what
tool. The ultimate managers have every tool available, and are able to
finesse any problem by applying just the right amount of force with just
the right tool.
The same applies for programmers, accountants, engineers of all sorts,
parents, kids, teachers, and so on.
Knowing what to do, what to use, and when to stop is the hallmark of a
I get the impression that you consider Agile programming to be the
sledge hammer in an otherwise limitless arsenal range of tools, and you
are trying to turn every problem in to something a sledge hammer will
fix. The old adage that "When all you have is a hammer, every problem
becomes a nail..." seems to come to mind.
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