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Re: [XP] The Universal Car, Not

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  • Adam Dymitruk
    Nicely said. On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 7:46 PM, George Dinwiddie ... -- -- Adam www.dymitruk.com [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 13 , Dec 24, 2012
      Nicely said.

      On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 7:46 PM, George Dinwiddie
      <lists@...>wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      > Hill,
      >
      > Thinking about this, I disagree. XP /did/ catch on. It didn't gain the
      > market popularity that Scrum did, but it hasn't suffered the watering
      > down that Scrum has, either. XP sill has the fire for those who aren't
      > worried about burning themselves.
      >
      > So cheer the F up.
      >
      > - George
      >
      >
      > On 12/18/12 5:08 PM, Michael Hill wrote:
      > > There's no best car, bereft context. Winnebago's suck at the
      > zero-to-sixty,
      > > but don't try fixing bacon and eggs for a Ferrari.
      > >
      > > What I try to deliver to my clients is some progress towards excellence.
      > > And though I still have my colossal flops, I often do. Some of them need
      > to
      > > learn how to sort work from most-to-least-important. Some of them need to
      > > just learn how to ship. Some of them have really bad code and they need
      > to
      > > see a path towards fixing it.
      > >
      > > I have been grumpy about Scrum, and even grumpier about the emptiness of
      > > "Agile", what with Microsoft and HP both claiming the label. And I do
      > feel
      > > bad that the fire of XP did not catch on, and Scrum and Agile did.
      > >
      > > On better days, I realize that blaming Scrum for winning is really just
      > > blaming XP, including me, for not carrying our vision out into the
      > industry.
      > >
      > > Love,
      > > Hill
      > >
      > > P.S.Apologies for feeling all philosophical today. Going forward, I'll
      > try
      > > to be more outrageous and obscene.
      >
      > --
      > ----------------------------------------------------------
      > * George Dinwiddie * http://blog.gdinwiddie.com
      > Software Development http://www.idiacomputing.com
      > Consultant and Coach http://www.agilemaryland.org
      > ----------------------------------------------------------
      >
      >
      >



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      Adam

      www.dymitruk.com


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