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Re: 'Just do it' & a metaphor (was Re: [XP] Estimation stuff)

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  • Ron Jeffries
    ... Nice observations. Of course, XP isn t just try it ... it is (a) do these specific things, and (b) recommended that you have a coach. Ron Jeffries
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      On Saturday, November 2, 2002, at 1:14:23 PM, Glen B. Alleman wrote:

      > Also the ski instruction methods change all the time. You can almost
      > tell when someone learned to ski (and froze the style) by watching
      > them on the slopes. Much like development methods (waterfaller are
      > frozen in the 80's).

      > Again, the "just do it," method usually results in disaster for the
      > early student. Even for the advancd student "just do it," rarely
      > works without spefic input of how, when, what, why, and a working
      > example of "follow me," in accompaniment.

      Nice observations. Of course, XP isn't "just try it" ... it is (a) do
      these specific things, and (b) recommended that you have a coach.

      Ron Jeffries
      www.XProgramming.com
      The practices are not the knowing: they are a path to the knowing.
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