Help (verb) make it easier or possible for (someone) to do something by offering them one’s services or resources
Today we will talk about help, more precisely helping people who refuse help. However, before I delve any further, you should have a quick read at the Agile Manifesto.
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan
As I go through the (true) stories I am about to tell, it will be up to you to figure which principles tie in the way I tackle today’s topic. That way we both put the work in one of my posts. I’ll do the same for yours if requested. The stories will be told in chronological order so you may even notice changes in reactions from on end. Talking about ends…
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About a year ago, I wrote a really short post about failing fast not meaning that we should not think first. Now that I think about it, I don’t believe I was fully in the right. The saying about failing fast was never about not thinking too long. It seems to be about experimenting with what you have in mind. We all have great ideas 24/7, cool software designs, new paradigms to try and so on. The point is to try to make things work in your first try, and the next one and so on. Which makes me think about refactoring.
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Food for thought while having food and thoughts
I just had lunch having some Char Siu pork with ginger and wine sauce along with some brown rice while staying in Glasgow for work matters. As I finished my food and moved back to my pint of Cobra I started thinking about the original G, God.
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