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Re: [ljc] agile and strategic

From: Abraham Marín P.
Sent on: Friday, June 29, 2012 4:57 PM
Hi,

Sadly, I think I agree on the latter. It is probable that most people in the list disagrees, but that could be precisely because the sort of people who join these groups actually care about delivering value.

I found very often that some developers prefer to do complicated code to show off his skills than simple code to increase maintainability. The problem may be that software development has grown towards two schools of thought: technology lovers and design lovers. If you consider yourself a java guru, or a C# guru, or any other guru, you are more likely to try and use all the obscure hidden functionalities of the code.

I know the debate between technology-focused vs design-focus may seem off-topic, but consider this: those who care about design will try and do durable software, code that can consistently adapts to changes in the future, and if you care about that you're more likely to care about the strategy of the product.

Those who care about technology care only about the current problem and how to solve it the coolest, tomorrow doesn't matter.

Thoughts?

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Abraham Marín Pérez

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On 29 Jun 2012, at 16:26, alexander sharma <[address removed]> wrote:

it seems to me that one needs to study agile methodologies in order to do it correctly. i think most developers are more interesting in learning about technology than processes. 

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 11:34 AM, Matt Pearce <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi

Would like to pick up on Richard's comment: 'Agile lacks long-term planning', on a new thread.

 I'm interested in which ways can Agile practitioners keep long-term or strategic goals in focus, while retaining the agility of being able to change direction. What works, what doesn't?

Thanks
Matt




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