866RE: [scrumdevelopment] Re: daily status blogs
- Jan 31, 2003Yeah, there are disadvantages. Verbal communication on some things is
just more energizing and clearer. I don't mean to imply that written
communication is superior to verbal, just sometimes (and at least not
The thing that is often overlooked in verbal communication (and
definitely in pairing in design/coding) is that there is synergy between
two people talking to each other. It can't be explained, but it can be
experienced. However, if it's opinions on things you want, or tracking
facts, written works well.
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From: Ron Jeffries [mailto:ronjeffries@...]
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: daily status blogs
On Friday, January 31, 2003, at 5:21:50 PM, Alan Shalloway wrote:
> Trust and e-mails.
Trust is good. So is email.
> Everyone in my company, for example, is supposed to check the recent
> changes topic and look. Otherwise, we post an entry to the wiki and
> just tell people - hey read this!
> The advantage is two of us can have a conversation when a third person
> isn't there and then they can catch up by reading the entries. For
> things, however a bulletin board with a threaded discussion is better.
> We use both, depending upon the type of material to be discussed.
Of course, I see the advantage. Do you see the disadvantage?
> We have one client who uses a wiki to discuss QA issues - relates
> acceptance tests back to the use-cases. We have another client who
> a bulletin board (we like the UBB from info pop - cheap and easy) to
> coordinate his customers (they've got lot's of users so the lead - who
> plays the role of customer as he used to be one - coordinates with
> dozens of customers to get a single voice).
Yes, lots of people use them. They're good. They have that one key
Accroche toi a ton reve. --ELO
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