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Re: [XP] Re: Impedance Mismatch and Agile Adoption

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  • Ron Jeffries
    ... Sometimes one just goes for the throat. Ron Jeffries www.XProgramming.com Writing code is not an exercise in manliness. -- Mark Hahn
    Message 1 of 40 , Feb 28, 2004
      On Saturday, February 28, 2004, at 7:47:22 PM, J. B. Rainsberger wrote:

      > Ron Jeffries wrote:

      >>>Answer: Because we are doing RUP.
      >>
      >> RUP does not start with prescriptive delivery dates.

      > Disappointing. I firmly expected to read "Please show us where the RUP
      > documentation specifies the need for prescriptive delivery dates...."

      Sometimes one just goes for the throat.

      Ron Jeffries
      www.XProgramming.com
      Writing code is not an exercise in manliness. -- Mark Hahn
    • J. B. Rainsberger
      ... Three words: avoid misleading precision. -- J. B. Rainsberger, Diaspar Software Services http://www.diasparsoftware.com :: +1 416 791-8603 Let s write
      Message 40 of 40 , Mar 4, 2004
        John D. Heintz wrote:

        > The plan that I think we need is higher level than a detailed Gant
        > chart. That is I don't want all the detail that we can't know anyway and
        > just gets in the way. The high level goals and course milestones should
        > be estimated as well as possible.
        >
        > I guess we are talking about the same thing, I just didn't specify what
        > I meant very clearly. The plan should indeed give us some idea of when
        > we'll finish, but the level of detail that has no bearing on reality
        > should be cut away.

        Three words: avoid misleading precision.
        --
        J. B. Rainsberger,
        Diaspar Software Services
        http://www.diasparsoftware.com :: +1 416 791-8603
        Let's write software that people understand
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