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by H2X
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development

Please, give me thousands of pages of well thought out project documentation before starting development in earnest. Hear, hear! I don't disagree. At all. I'd rather walk my dog (which in fact is quite enjoyable, you should see that happy creature when I say the magic word) than engage in fruitless...
by H2X
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development

My professional opinion after a decade of Agile methodology is extremely, extremely negative. I've seen much better results using Waterfall. Please, give me thousands of pages of well thought out project documentation before starting development in earnest. Explaining Software Development Methods B...
by H2X
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development

As someone noted in another discussion on this topic — I don't remember if it was on the MoHPC forum or in private — the question that appears to often not get asked before jumping on the Agile bandwagon is: What problem are you trying to solve? When an answer to that question is not forthcoming, e...
by H2X
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development

Duly noted. Brainless adaptation of any hype unsurprisingly leads to bad results and side effects.
by H2X
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development

Thanks, guys!

Yes, the Emperor's New Clothes springs to mind, as does Maslow's Hammer. And I have heard all I care for about managers recognizing the importance of talent - THEIR talent (alone).
by H2X
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development

I am led to assume that this topic will be flooding over in no time. Anybody?
by H2X
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 640
Views: 26298

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

BTW, we already deviate from the HP-42S paradigm by not using its system flags. I know. I think that the DM42 might do well with an improved flag browser - as an option. Just my opinion. Did you see the description of STATUS in the OM ? I was referring to the DM42, but did I see the WP43S OM, [g][F...
by H2X
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 640
Views: 26298

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

"All the major companies are doing it" is not much of a proof of effectiveness. It can also be a sign of a fad or groupthink. "Microsoft is doing it" is particularly weak. Microsoft has such an entrenched monopoly position that they can get away with pretty much anything. Read up on "stack ranking"...
by H2X
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 640
Views: 26298

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Why don't you want to argue with me? I'm a definite friend of constructive discussions. 8-) In my book, those are not the same thing. BTW, so am I. :-) Just don't you tell me what you don't like but tell me how to make it better. :) I think it has been mentioned enough already, but I find what the ...
by H2X
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 640
Views: 26298

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Eventually found out what you meant by CheckBox: seems you talk about a toggle actually. Yes. Also known by some - in my neck of the wood - as a user interface component intended for rendering the value of a boolean property. Mileages do vary. Some of them are just pairs like alphaON/alphaOFF. Thes...