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    When specs go bad

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    If your team writes specs before starting to code (as opposed to after, when it's easy to do so, and the spec is more commonly called documentation) you certainly have cause to be happy, but you aren't home free. Another bone of contention awaits: whether...
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    This book exists because of me

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    Illinois Institute of Technology (which made the mistake of giving me an architorture degree I've been abusing and ignoring ever since) is a Technology School. It has some liberal arts classes, but nowhere near the range a state university or more-normal...
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    Scottie, spec me up!

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    Those of us lucky enough to have a program manager know that while PMs are a big help they certainly aren't a magic bullet. Some PMs, in fact, are more hindrance than help. When a spec never gets past draft status (or, even worse, is in a perpetual state...
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    My brain hurts!

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    I spent last week in Santa Clara, California at the Software Development West conference ( http://www.sdexpo.com ). This is the seventh SD I've attended, and I've already put in my request to go again next year. It's the only conference I attend, in fact...
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    Sacrifice me!

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    I'm on BVT [Build Verification Test] duty this week -- lucky me (not!). Each week we Sacrifice One Person (capitalized because that's a Management Pattern, don't you know; see http://Alistair.Cockburn.us for more info) to BVT duty. On a good week, said...
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