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  • Subhash Chandran
    There are people who believe that nine ladies can deliver a baby in one month. Mr.X is a strong proponent of XP based agile software development methodology.
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 5, 2007
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      There are people who believe that nine ladies can deliver a baby in one month.

      Mr.X is a strong proponent of XP based agile software development
      methodology. Some of the argument put forth by some group of people to
      advance their stance of making Mr.X the 9th lady in the one month
      project:

      * If X is fixing A's bug, then who will do X's work?

      * If X is helping A out, will A ever understand (in X's absence) what
      he is supposed to do?

      * Most of the scientists work in isolation. Isolation is good.

      Mr.X was a steadfast person who did not give away his principles on
      pressures of seniority or argumentative prowess of the 9th Lady
      proponents. Questions like these were replied:

      * X is not fixing A's bug exclusively. He has taken it up rationally.
      X understands his priorities, understands his deliverables and WILL
      deliver on time. Of course, he will also get the help of others whom
      he has helped before.

      * In any agile methodology, communication and team work are routine.
      If X is helping out A, the technical details of the issue are
      naturally communicated between the parties, in this case X and A.

      * Scientists always build upon what has been invented or discovered by
      other scientists over the centuries. It is unfortunate if modern
      scientists do not collaborate. If they do, we would have cure for
      AIDS. Any way, if you see the 20th century breakthroughs in
      cryptography: Diffe-Hellman algorithm and RSA algorithm were not
      invented in isolation.

      Thus arguing, Mr.X successfully went about deploying XP in his work
      place. He proved the myopic vision of his superiors by delivering high
      quality products. The uncertainty and micro-management tendencies of
      his superiors slowly dissuaded. Everyone in the team became a hero, a
      symbol of positive approach, a force of inspiration.

      --
      Regards,
      Subhash Chandran S

      PS: And they delivered a healthy baby in 1 month!
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