- Good timing Hubert!
I've actually been developing the Scrum FAQ for the ScrumAlliance
site. I envision it as a source to which we can point common
questions, and a place to present useful links for newbies.
It's barely started, we have had little input so far. We're ready for
new ideas - any takers? Contact me offline :-D
--- In email@example.com, Hubert Smits
> I support this idea. In the amateur radio community wehave 'elmers'.
> Folk with experience and patience. Usually they take a questionI
> off-line and work with the newbie to get an anwered. That can go as
> far as co-building a whole radio set, or just tracing a fault or
> explaining a formula.
> I do see people on this list supporting newbies, I don't think many
> offers are made to coach a newbie of-line. I've done it a few times,
> with varying success.
> The other idea that follows 10 minutes reading from this message (I
> love time travelling you know) about an FAQ is the other initiative
> would support. There is one available on the Agile Alliance site(the
> roadmap), that idea could be extended.across
> On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 05:42:38 -0000, xenomino <xenomino@y...> wrote:
> > Ken,
> > In teaching senior s/w developers basic OO-Programming I came
> > the same problem. Some students were eager to learn, and otherswere
> > stodgy in thier unwanting to expand what they knew beyond whatthey'd
> > been using all thier lives. Imagine the Cobol programmer, who hadbeen
> > very successful all his/her carreer having to learn OOprogramming or
> > lose thier job. It was a real challenge to get everyone to getalong.
> >the "Alpha
> > The solution came down to setting boundries in the form of
> > Programmer" concept. In this application, the Alpha Programmerwas
> > someone who:concept
> > - wouldn't bite your head off if you asked them a question,
> > - would share information with you, and
> > - would acknowledge that sharing information is what made them a
> > leader, not intimidating those who wanted to learn.
> > After a number of sessions, I saw that the Alpha-Programmer
> > worked well if accompanied by group (and rarely, discreteinstructor
> > enforcement).(through
> > Perhaps by setting this kind of tone in the group (through an FAQ
> > describing acceptable behavior), and moderator enforcement
> > private e-mails and banning if necessary), we can accomplish yourgoal.
> > v/r,
> > Mike Van -
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/swbestpractices
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ken Schwaber"
> > <ken.schwaber@v...> wrote:
> > >
> > > I often refer Scrum newsters to ScrumDevelopment egroup to get
> > > answers to "has anybody else run into this?" and "how do I do
> > > I've been getting feedback that they are intimidated fromposting
> > > and participating since they feel that ScrumDevelopment is aconversations
> > > somewhat hostile environment for learning. Some of the
> > > and threads are pretty confrontational as well as picking ofthat I
> > > methodological nits, and this has scared and turned them off.
> > >
> > > I watched the XP yahoo group become unusable to the purposes
> > > describe above, and I'd sure like to avoid that happening to ourunsubscribe@e...
> > > egroup. Any suggestions?
> > >
> > > Ken
> > To Post a message, send it to: scrumdevelopment@e...
> > To Unsubscribe, send a blank message to: scrumdevelopment-
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
- --- Dawn <dawn@...> wrote:
>A number of people have mentioned the confusion and balkanization that
> Dividing into multiple forums as was suggested does feel unnatural
> and, as
> somebody pointed out, would result in confusion as to what list would
> the best experience. AND would result in a lot of good information
would result from multiple forums. I disagree.
Confusion as to the appropriate forum is essentially the same problem
as with confusion as to what keyword to put into the subject. People
who are using the keywords as filters are in the same situation as
people who only subscribe to a subset of the lists/forums.
The (bad) balkanization problem is a result of both divisions that
aren't well defined and the technology. Mailing lists and news groups
are particularly prone to this problem, but other online forums can
reduce or even eliminate the problem. Many bboards allow discussions
to be moved from one forum (really a subforum) to another.
Personally, my favorite is the Propsero technology, use by many
services and available at DelphiForums for individuals and groups.
See, for example, Inifinite Loops (general programming discussion) at
http://forums.delphiforums.com/infinite_loops/messages or the About
Linux forum at http://forums.about.com/ab-linux/messages .
My point is that these are all problems that can be solved. To borrow
from Ken Schwaber's first exercise at the Scrum class, we should be
looking at this issue from the "yes, and..." perspective, not the "yes,
but ..." perspective.
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