How to talk to your Boss about Agile

by Paul Browne

Related link: http://www.firstpartners.net/blog/location/dublin/2006/03/04/how-to-talk-about-a…



We're giving a talk about 'how to talk to your boss about agile' for the Irish .Net Developers Association next Tuesday in Buswells hotel Dublin.

More details (including the slides themselves, and a preview of what you are missing) are available on this blog post. The blog post also explains how 4 pictures of bridges can explain the difference between Ad-Hoc , Predictive, Agile and XP projects. No , really , you do want to check this out.

If you have any comments about what .Net developers could learn about agile from the Java community, please leave them here.



If you have any comments about what .Net developers could learn about agile from the Java community, please leave them here.


4 Comments

rhook
2006-03-04 15:34:43
Broken Link
Is the difference between discussing the various methods of building bridges and actually building a bridge that a bridge, eventually, somehow gets built? Such as, perchance, the bridge that links this post to the external blog post that may (or may not) contain the detail?
paulbrowne
2006-03-05 12:07:53
UPDATED LINKS
Updated links to the slide is:
http://www.firstpartners.net/blog/location/2006/03/05/how-to-talk-to-your-boss-about-agile/


By way of Apology for the Blog post going missing, the Bridges that are used in the presentation are:


  • Old Drogheda Bridge from the 1200's - Quick and Dirty or Ad-Hoc project. Got the job done , and fast . Was patched a load of times, but eventually fell down under the weight of the traffic.

  • New Drogheda Motorway Bridge - Predictive Projects. Very easy to specify what you want (I want a bridge going from A-B to carry a motorway) and very easy to know when you are finished.

  • Drogheda Railway Brigde - Agile. Once the longest Iron Girder bridge in the world.Built in the 1850's and the spec has kept on changing since. This included a complete rebuild in 1925 without losing a single days traffic. How's that for unit testing?

  • Bungee Jumping off bridge in Queenstown - Extreme Programming (XP). Great fun if you're doing it (and can be pretty effective), but scary for anybody watching.

artemv
2006-03-15 22:56:14
yeh, rite, yer link gives "Sorry, no posts matched your criteria."
artemv
2006-03-15 22:57:45
oops, sorry, missed the second comment!