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Re: doing things right or doing the right thing?

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  • jmilunsky
    I actually posted a response to this on my own blog at blog.agilebuddy.com Basically, I don t think that it s that hard to address both simultaneously
    Message 1 of 22 , Mar 4, 2009
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      I actually posted a response to this on my own blog at

      blog.agilebuddy.com

      Basically, I don't think that it's that hard to address both simultaneously especially if you're doing Scrum.

      Jack


      --- In extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com, "J. B. Rainsberger" <jbrains762@...> wrote:
      >
      > On 2009-02-23, at 08:54 , amr_samadisy wrote:
      > > There's an interesting article on the agile journal this month:
      > >
      > > http://agilejournal.com/articles/columns/articles/1223-requirements-come-second
      > >
      > > that basically says that we really need to focus on getting a
      > > well-oiled development machine first before we work on big, grandiose
      > > things like business alignment.
      > >
      > > That resonates with my experience and the history of the Agile
      > > movement - especially XP.
      > >
      > > Thoughts?
      > >
      > I used to think this way, and at least in the small, I find it
      > important to do both together. That might change at larger scales--I
      > don't have much direct experience with anything above a few hundred
      > people. I worry that when we focus on oiling the development
      > mechanism, we start building a lot of legacy software--not legacy
      > because of poor design, but legacy because of poor business fitness.
      >
      > Take care.
      > ----
      > J. B. (Joe) Rainsberger :: http://www.jbrains.ca
      > Your guide to software craftsmanship
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      > 2005 Gordon Pask Award for contributions to Agile Software Practice
      >
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