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Re: [XP] Prioritizing the backlog.

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  • John Carter
    ... Hmm. Partly a good idea, partly gives rise to Courtiers and the rise of an Obnoxracy. (Rule of the more persistent and obnoxious, rather than those with
    Message 1 of 12 , Jan 28, 2013
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      On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Ron Jeffries <ronjeffries@...> wrote:

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      > On Jan 23, 2013, at 7:13 PM, John Carter <john.carter@...> wrote:
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      > > All easy problems to solve....
      > >
      > > ...but become hard when the list is on the wrong side of 500 and the
      > number
      > > of customers and interests are on the wrong side of 10.
      >
      >
      > See also my old article about having no backlog: Petition the King.
      >
      >
      Hmm. Partly a good idea, partly gives rise to Courtiers and the rise of an
      Obnoxracy. (Rule of the more persistent and obnoxious, rather than those
      with the best ideas.)

      It's not as if we haven't had socialised discovery of importance aided by
      technology for awhile now. eg. pagerank, www.reddit.com and slashdot.org

      I hope there is a better way than that... I'm a terrible Courtier and I
      hate dealing with Obnoxocrats.


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    • Ron Jeffries
      John, ... Only has to do that if the king listens to them. and why would he? Ron Jeffries www.XProgramming.com It s true hard work never killed anybody, but I
      Message 2 of 12 , Jan 28, 2013
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        John,

        On Jan 28, 2013, at 8:08 PM, John Carter <john.carter@...> wrote:

        > Hmm. Partly a good idea, partly gives rise to Courtiers and the rise of an
        > Obnoxracy. (Rule of the more persistent and obnoxious, rather than those
        > with the best ideas.)


        Only has to do that if the king listens to them. and why would he?

        Ron Jeffries
        www.XProgramming.com
        It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?
        -- Ronald Reagan





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      • JackM
        Thanks a ton for the awesome feedback and pointers to unit test resources. Much appreciate, Jack
        Message 3 of 12 , Jan 30, 2013
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          Thanks a ton for the awesome feedback and pointers to unit test resources.

          Much appreciate,
          Jack

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          > John,
          >
          > On Jan 28, 2013, at 8:08 PM, John Carter wrote:
          >
          > > Hmm. Partly a good idea, partly gives rise to Courtiers and the rise of an
          > > Obnoxracy. (Rule of the more persistent and obnoxious, rather than those
          > > with the best ideas.)
          >
          >
          > Only has to do that if the king listens to them. and why would he?
          >
          > Ron Jeffries
          > www.XProgramming.com
          > It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?
          > -- Ronald Reagan
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        • Curtis Cooley
          ... This is exactly what I thought of when I read the OP. I also thought about Lean Procrastination which is very similar to Kevin s top 10. Your customers
          Message 4 of 12 , Jan 31, 2013
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            On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 4:59 AM, Ron Jeffries <ronjeffries@...> wrote:

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            >
            > Hi John,
            >
            > On Jan 23, 2013, at 7:13 PM, John Carter john.carter@...> wrote:
            >
            > > All easy problems to solve....
            > >
            > > ...but become hard when the list is on the wrong side of 500 and the
            > number
            > > of customers and interests are on the wrong side of 10.
            >
            > See also my old article about having no backlog: Petition the King.
            >
            > +1

            This is exactly what I thought of when I read the OP.

            I also thought about Lean Procrastination which is very similar to Kevin's
            top 10. Your customers know more about the product and what they need
            better than you ever will so outsource the backlog to them :)
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