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Re: [XP] intentional side-effects

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  • Steven Gordon
    Are you refering to organizational changes, software quality changes, customer usage changes, or what? What side effects have you noticed? Steve
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 2, 2007
      Are you refering to organizational changes, software quality changes,
      customer usage changes, or what?

      What "side effects" have you noticed?

      Steve

      On 1/2/07, ken tyler <ken@...> wrote:
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      > My partner and I are trying to work through some of the things we're finding
      > working for clients and I thought this group my be able to point us in some
      > interesting directions. One thing we've noticed is that whenever we work
      > with an organization on a project there are clear side effects, both on the
      > people working with us and on other work inside the organization that
      > overlaps the work of the project. Sometimes I've heard this referred to as
      > "un-intended side effects". The "un" seems wrong, since one knows that the
      > side effects will happen as a direct consequence of doing the work on the
      > project.
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      > Naturally these side effects are very hard to predict, but they sometimes
      > seem to be of great benefit (sometimes more than the original project).
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      > anyone know where we can look to find more on this area ? Has anyone ever
      > tried testing whether on not certain side effects occur ? I have to go back
      > and re-read Checkland and Weinberg as this seems to be systems theory
      > stuff..
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      > Thanks
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